FREE March Monthly Meal Plan

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FREE March Monthly Meal Plan

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Your free March Meal Planner is here! Enjoy your extra free time planning for your homeschool, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, getting outside, and playing with your kids!  
Free March meal Planner with printable weekly grocery lists #mealplanner #recipes


FREE Monthly Meal Planner

If you've never used our free monthly family meal plan you are in for a treat. I've done all the work for you. Each month includes 4 weeks of meals, recipes, and weekly printable grocery items. You will even find seasonal recipes - and it's all FREE! My meals are an outcome of me striving to feed my family better - organically, nutritiously, and still yummy food! Oh, and did I mention eat on a budget! Our family feels these meals are:




  • My meal plans are FREE! (Your visiting my site keeps the lights on so to speak, no extra charge!)
  • My meals are nutritious & balanced!
  • My meals are thrifty! (we pinch pennies by making good use of what foods are in season) Groceries cost our family of 5 about less than $125/week
  • My food is yummy! (These are all recipes my family loves; we include a dessert once a week and seasonal favorites)
  • My food is “real” and my family chooses to buy at least the dirty dozen organic!   (If you are looking for menus with boxed items, this is probably not for you)

 

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March Meal Planner

In our March meal planner we are starting to see touches of spring, but there are still lots of cold days where you will appreciate our seasonal warm-you-up soups.   Our meal plan feeds our family of 5.  So for all you busy moms out there – dinner is served {and you didn’t even have to plan it!}

Week 1:

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Monday Fruit & Granola (use coconut oil)

Baked Potato with cheese, broccoli & sour cream Green Eggs (with food coloring or 1/2 cup shopped spinach) & Ham fruit
Tuesday Oatmeal w/ fruit Hummus with peppers and Pita bread  Chili* and cornbread**

*use only 1lb beef
carrots
Wednesday Yogurt & Fruit Leftover Soup Crockpot Black Beans with Rice popcorn
Thursday Allspice Crumb Muffins leftover beans on spinach salad with salsa & tortilla strips Stir Fry (Vegetarian with mushroom, 1 pepper, spinach &  1 cup nuts) Granola
Friday Farmer Eggs Fish Sticks, Mixed Veggies, Applesauce Curried Coconut Chicken
Green Beans
cucumber
Saturday Almond Crepe with Berries** leftovers Cheese & Mushroom Pizza

*save 1 pizza crust for Monday
celery with peanut butter
Sunday Breakfast Pizza Chicken Cordon Blue, mashed potatoes, peas Souffle fruit
*Granola makes 20-24 servings – save the rest for other days on menu (keeps in air tight container for 2-3 weeks)
**Recipe in Shopping List Download
Treat: Key Lime Pie

Week 2:

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Monday Fruit & Granola (use coconut oil)

Calzone Taco Salad (lettuce with ground beef with taco seasoning, salsa, cheese, sour cream) fruit
Tuesday Oatmeal w/ fruit Salad, Peach with Raspberry Dressing Chicken Parmesan Soup** carrots
Wednesday Yogurt & Fruit Leftover Soup (w/homemade bread – save extra for tomorrow) Shepherd’s Pie popcorn
Thursday Chocolate Chunk Muffins leftover baked beans & fresh bread** Granola
Friday Bacon Egg & Toast Cup English Muffin Pizza Kung Pao Chicken with brown rice bell pepper with hummus
*only eat 1/2 hummus
Saturday Fruit Salad leftovers or PB&J Cheese & Veggie Pizza

*save 1 pizza crust for Monday
celery with peanut butter
Sunday Apple Turnover (pie crust & applesauce) Slow Cooker Ribs
Sweet Potato Fries
Corn
Macaroni & Cheese (save 1/2 for  tomorrow!) fruit
Treat: Rice Pudding


Week 3:

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Monday Fruit & Granola (use coconut oil)

  Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwiches Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage with Soda Bread fruit
Tuesday Oatmeal w/ fruit Chopped Thai Chicken Salad Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup** carrots
Wednesday Yogurt & Fruit Leftover Soup (w/homemade bread – save extra for tomorrow) Pasta e Fagiolo
(pancetta opt)
popcorn
Thursday Savory Corn & Pepper Muffins leftover Fagiolo & leftover bread Veggie Burgers on homemade buns
Sweet Potato Fries
Granola
Friday  Microwave Egg McMuffin Polenta Toasts with Peppers & Feta Chicken Enchiladas bell pepper with hummus
*only eat 1/2 hummus
Saturday Peanut Butter Waffles leftovers Cheese, Canadian Bacon & Pinneaple Pizza

*save 1 pizza crust for Monday
celery with peanut butter
Sunday Orange Rolls   Party Chicken with Consume Rice** Egg in a Hole fruit
Treat: Irish Tea Cake


Week 4:

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Monday Fruit & Granola (use coconut oil)

 Refried Bean Burritos with homemade taco shells (save 1/2 for Tues.) Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomato and cream fruit
Tuesday Oatmeal w/ fruit Pizza Wrap (tortilla wrapped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese) Early Autumn Stew carrots
Wednesday Yogurt & Fruit Leftover Soup (w/homemade bread – save extra for tomorrow) Mexican Lasagna** popcorn
Thursday Easy Morning Glory Muffins leftover Spaghetti Squash with Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
Broccoli
Granola
Friday Asparagus Soufflé Pretzel Bread (coming soon) with Deli Ham
Apple
Paellachoose chicken or shrimp
bread (optional)
bell pepper with hummus
*only eat 1/2 hummus
Saturday Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup leftovers Cheese & Veggie Pizza

*save 1 pizza crust for Monday
celery with peanut butter
Sunday Graham Streusel Coffee Cake Beef Brisket
Mashed Potatoes** with gravy**
Carrots
Egg in a Hole with fruit fruit
Treat: Flan**



{free} Weekly Shopping List Printable

First off, because I know you are going to ask, where is the Menu {free} printable?  I know I usually have free printables for everything! But I think it will be more helpful to you if you just read the menu {this post} on your smart phone, ipad, or computer. All the recipes are hyperlinked for your convenience! {This is how I am cooking now too}

>> March Grocery Shopping Lists <<



You can also pull up your shopping list from your smart phone, but I know sometimes it is easier to print this off to add your own notes {things you already have, add’l household supplies you need, etc.} Each weekly shopping list contains everything you need to make the recipes that week.  Easy Peasy!

If you notice a mistake, please let me know so I can fix it. Thanks

 

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6 comments:

  1. What do I click on to get a printable version of the actual meal plan? I have clicked on everything that says print and it is just an advertisement, which is kind of annoying. You say your stuff is printable but how...

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    1. Mandy the plan itself is not a printable as you would not be able to get to the recipes. You can highlight it and click Control "P" and select print selection only.

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  2. Mandy, I noticed it states there is not an actual printable for this one for whatever reason. At least that's my understanding. I copy/pasted to my email and printed it from there. I also did that for any recipe links that did not have print options. By the time you click on everything, print everything, replace the items you're not quite sure of or have a recipe for, it's quite tedious and uses a lot of ink but I'm hoping the overall result will be worth the effort =)

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    1. You are absolutely right Jessilyn. Printing that many recipes and menus would be a lot of ink. The idea is that you can print off the shopping list only. You can use the menus & click through to see recipes from your ipad, kindle, smart phone, or home computer.

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  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I am undergoing medical treatments and desperately needed something to simplify life!! Do you keep other snack staples on hand for the kids? This is such a blessing!! Do you do any freezer cooking ahead, and if something is homemade does it state it on the menu?

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  4. This is awesome. Every month I try to implement but have yet to follow thru. Not sure how many of these my kids will eat as I have three under 4 yrs and seem to be pretty picky. Also here in SoCal it's been pretty consistent 80°, n just the thought of soup or ovens makes me sweat. I'm still excited about a complete plan tho. Just need to figure out what to substitute. Get tired of pbnj. :-) Thank you! When I start my blog, I an SO linking to you.

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