Weekly Family Meal Plan #72

This simple, quick and easy weekly family meal plan comes courtesy of one of my readers, and will help you get through a busy week.

This week’s meal plan comes courtesy of one of my gorgeous readers, Emma M, who says she writes up her meal plans on a Sunday. It’s then put on display so that the kids are able to see what is for dinner each night (I love this idea, and use my meal planner every week). Emma used this meal plan during a busy week, so went for simple foods that everyone in her family loves.

Family Friendly meal plan ideas

Find more of my meal planning tips here:

Meal planning made easy - weekly meal plan

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Apricot Chicken – a popular and classic recipe that is a real crowd pleaser! If you want to make this dish from scratch without a pre-mix jar but you don’t have fresh apricots on hand, you can alternate them with dried apricots.

  Find this Apricot Chicken recipe here.

Apricot Chicken Recipe Meal Plan Ideas


Tuna Bake – a quick meal to make, and an easy one to sneak a few veggies into too. If you’re looking for a slight variation on the traditional tuna bake, try my Curried Tuna Rice Pie which is absolutely delicious (and was my #1 dish for many years!).

  Find my Curried Salmon or Tuna Rice Pie recipe here.

Curried Salmon or Tuna Rice Pie Recipe


Chicken Wings – a great mid-week meal that you can’t really get wrong. Fried chicken wings can be served with rice, veggies, salad, chips – the options are almost endless. Easy peasy. 

  Find this Fried Chicken Wings recipe here.

Fried Chicken Wings recipe


Zucchini Slice – I always make this recipe in bulk because it freezes well, makes for great left overs the next day, and tastes good cold too. Serve with a salad for a lovely light meal. 

  Find my Zucchini and Sweet Potato Slice recipe here.

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Slice Recipe


Fish and Salad – an easy way to finish off the week. This meal is quick to prepare, and goes down a treat with most kids (and adults alike).

  Find my Crispy Oven Baked Fish recipe here.

Crispy oven baked fish meal idea for families


BBQ – I love weekend BBQs too! It’s a great opportunity to get the family together and bond whilst cooking, eating, and even cleaning up. There are so many yummy meals that can be made on the BBQ, or you can keep it simple with sausages and steak.

  Find a list of 15 Top Family Barbecue Recipes here.

BBQ recipes for family meal plan


Eggs – love it! A nice easy way to finish off the week.

Eggs on toast easy dinner idea


Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies – it’s school holidays, so what better time to make a big batch of chocolate cookies?! Get the kiddies in the kitchen with you, and make a whole morning of it!

  Find my Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies recipe here.

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies Recipe

What is on your meal plan this week?

I would truly love for you to share your family’s weekly meal plan in the comments below (email me photos too if you wish), I’ll pick one to share every few weeks instead of mine as it’s good to get variety and share what other families eat too!

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Julia Knock July 8, 2019 - 9:46 AM

this week at café de knock

sun 7 july beef bourguignon, mashed potatoes & green beans
mon 8 july creamy chicken cabonara & salad
tues 9 july sticky Chinese pork stir fry & rice
wed 10 july gnocchi boscaiola
thurs 11 july lamb flatbread
fri 12 july chicken meatball saganaki with risoni
sat 13 july thai chilli jam chicken and basil stir fry

baking lunchbox muffins
chocolate slice

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 11, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Ooo sounds delicious Julia! Thanks for sharing. Kat x

Gemma July 12, 2019 - 12:49 PM

This week we are having
Saturday- BBQ
Sunday -Spaghetti bolognaise with grated carrot and zucchini
Monday- Home Made chicken and veggie rissoles with baked potatoes
Tuesday – Beef Stroganoff with rice
Wednesday’ – crumbed chicken with baked pumpkin and peas
Thursday – pulled pork sliders with coleslaw
Friday – Tuna mornay

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 17, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Ooo sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing Gemma 🙂


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