Weekly Family Meal Plan #33

I was interviewed by The Daily Mail week before last about my meal planning and it got me thinking how long I have meal planned for.  I have always said it was since I had twins, but I got thinking about it more and I am certain that I planned meals before I had kids and was working full time but I just didn’t know it as meal planning, it was more scribbles on a notepad. However, I only ever went to the grocery store once a week as time didn’t permit anything more.

This is a new meal planner I created.  Because despite having my old meal planner on display I would forget to put the slow cooker on and by school pick up time I’d remember but by then it was too late.  So I created this planner that includes tick boxes so I can glance at the planner in the morning to quickly remind me if tonight’s dinner needs prepping:

  • defrost – to remind me to take it out of the freezer
  • slow cooker – to remind me to put the slow cooker on early in the morning
  • advanced prep – if meat needs marinating beforehand
  • longer than an hour – to know I need to start dinner earlier than usual

  A4 Weekly Lunch and Dinner Planner – instantly download here. 

Create a plan for your lunches and meals so you will eat balanced meals throughout the week. Planning ahead will save you on those busy nights that you can plan an easy dish or slow cooker meal rather than getting take out.

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Chicken Quesadilla – I LOVE Mexican with quesadillas being one of my favourite dishes. So easy to make, a great weeknight family meal. Find Chicken Quesadilla recipe here.



Chicken Salsa Pasta Bake – I am going to share this recipe with you in a few weeks as this is a special recipe creation I have been working on!!


Mince and Vegetable Potato Pie –A twist on a cottage pie and shepherds pie, comfort food the whole family will love..  Find Mince and Vegetable Potato Pie here.


Salmon Fritters and Vegetables – a little something about this dinner.  Find Salmon Fritters recipe here.

These Salmon Quinoa Fritters are perfect for either lunch or dinner, served with salad. Make a few smaller bite-size fritters to add to the kids’ lunchboxes to get some Omega-3 and protein!FRIDAY

Savoury Sausages with Pineapple and Vegetables – Easy family dinner recipe idea – savoury sausages with pineapple baked in the oven.  Find Savoury Sausages with Pineapple recipe here.



Dinner out with family!


Pie and Chips – Oven Baked Frozen Meat Pie and Oven Baked Frozen Chips from the grocery store, super easy dinner.


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins –These muffins are moist and tasty! Freezer friendly, and make a perfect snack for the kids school lunchboxes.  Find Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins here.

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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Tracy April 16, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Embarrassingly (or maybe proudly?!) I have kept all my meal plans since 1999. Nearly two decades!!!! That just doesn’t seem quite real. I am well passed the point, now, where I would think to toss them out. They’ve become a piece of our family history. Lately we’ve been enjoying the Aldi Angus family meat pie. Very yummy. This week we’re having:
Barramundi & vegies
Kebabs & veggies
Lamb shanks & sweet potato mash (none of the kids are home!!)
Soup & garlic bread (probably cauliflower & potato soup)
Lamb chops & vegies
With no kids at our place this week it’s very quiet in the kitchen, and I’m really enjoying less mess and less volume of production.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 17, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Tracy, All of your meals sound delicious.


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