FREE April Monthly Meal Plan

Thursday, March 27, 2014

FREE April Monthly Meal Plan

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If you can tear yourself away from beautiful tuilips, budding leaves, and the itch to get outside and play..... here is April Meal Planner.
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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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April Meal Planner

Spring is here! This months meal planner will include some seasonal favorite salads! 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) Tuna Sandwich
Cucumber
Mac & Cheese with Broccoli
+ fruit
Popcorn
Tuesday
April Fool’s Day
Oatmeal w/ fruit Strawberry Spinach Salad Meatloaf Mashed Potato Cake
(here is meatloaf and mashed potato recipe here**)
Peas
Fruit
Wednesday Cottage Cheese & Fruit Refried Bean Burritos with homemade taco shells (save 1/2 for Thurs breakfast) Hawaiian Pizza Pasta (no pepperoni)
Fruit
Carrots
Thursday Southwest Egg Wrap Fish Sticks
carrots w/ranch
Apples
 Veggie Burgers with sweet potato fries** String Cheese
Friday  Rhubarb Muffins Baked Potato with cheese, broccoli & sour cream Taco Soup with Cornbread fruit
Saturday Eggs Benedict  Leftover Taco Soup Cheese & Mushroom Pizza
*save 1 pizza crust for Monday
nuts
Sunday  Smoothy Mediterranean Steak Salad Egg in a Hole
fruit
salsa & chips
*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: Pistachio Egg Salad  (optional add Robin Egg Candy)

Week 2:

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Monday Fruit & Granola (use coconut oil) Calzone (with leftover pizza dough)
Tortellini Soup with Sausage & Vegetables
fruit
Tuesday Oatmeal w/ fruit Leftover Tortellini Soup Mac & Cheese
Broccoli
celery with peanut butter
Wednesday Yogurt & Fruit Hummus with peppers and Pita bread Grilled Chicken, Couscous, side salad fruit
Thursday Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins Roquefort Pear Salad Eggplant Balls over pasta with tomato sauce
Garlic Bread
string cheese
Friday Cobble Cake Leftover eggplant balls in homemade rolls sandwich
+ fruit
(save 1/2 rolls for lunch tomorrow)
Slow Cooker Honey Chicken with Quinoa
Green Beans
fruit
Saturday Scrambled Egg Nests BBQ Sandwiches with homemade bun
fruit
Cheese & Mushroom Pizza
*save 1 pizza crust for Monday
popcorn
Sunday Cinnamon Rolls  Carnitas on homemade corn tortillas Stir Fry (Vegetarian with 1 cup peanuts)  edible nests
Treat:  edible nests 

Week 3:

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Monday Fruit & Granola (use coconut oil) Cheese & fruit Kabob veggie (squash, pepper, tomato) kabobs with brown rice & Fruit nuts
Tuesday
Passover
Oatmeal w/ fruit Casserole Bites Family Seder Meal
Lamb
Potoatoes
fruit
Wednesday Yogurt & Fruit Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich with apples Ground Beef Tacos with seasoning on homemade taco shells (save 1/2 for Thurs lunch) veggies with hummus
Thursday Ham & Cheese Muffins Pizza Wrap (tortilla wrapped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese) Pesto Pasta
fruit
fruit
Friday Farmer Eggs Salad with Grilled Beets & Feta - Pears Sweet & Sour Chicken with brown rice fruit
Saturday Peanut Butter Pancakes Gyros with
Veggie (peppers, & onion) in flatbread
Cheese & Mushroom Pizza
*save 1 pizza crust for Monday
fruit
Sunday
Easter
Resurrection Buns  Ham with pineapple glaze
Twice Baked Potatoes**
Broccoli Cashew Salad
Angel Rolls
leftovers ham sandwiches dessert
Treat: Bunny Cake

Week 4:

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Monday Fruit & Granola (use coconut oil) baked beans & fresh bread Spaghetti Squash with homemade Meat Sauce
Peas
fruit
Tuesday Oatmeal w/ fruit Mozzarella, basil, Tomato & balsamic Vinegar Sandwich
*Save 2-3 slices for tomorrow’s kabobs
Enchilada Veggie Quesadilla with homemade taco shells fruit
Wednesday Yogurt & Fruit Fruit, bread cheese, kabobs Walnuts, Ham & Cheese
Apple
cucumber slices
Thursday Quiche Mexican Bean Salad Sloppy Joes with homemade rolls  string cheese
Friday Apple Strudel Muffins Cheese, Crackers, Sumer Sausage and Grapes Red Beans & Rice**
green beans
fruit
Saturday
Biscuits & Gravy (biscuits recipe**)
Grilled Pear & Cheese (use 4 pears) Cheese & Mushroom Pizza
*save 1 pizza crust for Monday
fruit
Sunday Banana Bread roast with potatoes & carrots Soufflé** dessert
Treat:  Striped Delight** (Pudding Casserole)


{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}

 

>> April 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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