Meal Plan

FREE December Family Meal Plan

Free December Family Meal Planner with printable weekly shopping list.
FREE December meal planner with recipes and shopping list #mealplanner #christmas #recipes

Come grab the December meal planner. I hope you all enjoy spending the extra time planning for your homeschool, making Christmas crafts, drinking hot cocoa by the Christmas tree, and playing with your kids!

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I work hard to balance things for my family .We are striving to eat better, to eat organically, to eat nutritiously, and to eat yummy food! Oh, and did I mention eat on a budget! Our family feels these meals are:
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  • My meals are nutritious & well 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 $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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December Meal Planner

In December our meal planner has some yummy seasonal favorites and food that is easy to make because no one wants to get stuck in the kitchen at Christmas time!

Week 1:





MondayFruit & Granola (use coconut oil)Black Bean Taco SaladBlack Bean Taco Salad (minus chicken)Turkey Pot Pie Thanksgiving Leftovers
TuesdayOatmeal w/ fruitLeftoversRefried Bean Burritos w/ cheese & sour cream on homemade tortilla shells
Tortillas shells
(save 1/2 for tomorrow lunch)
string cheese
WednesdayYogurt & FruitEnglish Muffin Pizza (w/ tomato sauce, cheese & olives)Sour Cream & Chicken Enchiladas**  with Brown RiceCarrots
ThursdayBlueberry Muffin Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich**
FridayFarmer Eggs** with 2-3 potatoes, 1 pepper  & 2 eggs per person)
with juice
Baked potato with cheese, sour cream, and broccolibaked beans & fresh bread**Clementine
SaturdayWaffles** with maple syrupLeftover baked beans & fresh bread**Cheese & Pepper Pizza

*save 1 pizza crust for Monday

celery with peanut butter
SundayCrepes**Bar-B-Que Sandwiches on Sandwich BunsMac & CheeseClementinesPopcorn
*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

Week 2:

MondayFruit & GranolaCalzone (using saved crust)Chicken MarsalaChicken Marsala over pasta
Green Beans
TuesdayOatmeal with fruitSpanish Rice with Hot dogs**French Onion Soup with BaguetteClementine
WednesdayYogurt & FruitQuesadilla (cheese or PB & choc chips)
Tortillas shells (save 1/2 for tomorrow lunch)
Roast (organic, grassfed)
Peanut Honey Power balls
ThursdayBanana BreadEgg Salad Wrap (with leftover tortilla from yesterday)
Spinach for small salad
Stir Fry (Broccoli & red pepper & onoin with 1 cup nuts) on brown ricefruit
FridayFried Eggs + FruitleftoversVeggie Burgers on homemade buns
Sweet Potato Fries
SaturdaypancakesHot Dogs & Bun
Baked Beans
Cheese & Veggie Pizzacucumber slices
SundayBreakfast Pizza Chicken Strogranof** over noodles
Christmas Nachos (red & green tortillas, with cheddar melted, salsa, sour cream)fruit

Treat:  Favorite Christmas Cookies


Week 3:

MondayFruit & GranolaSpinach Salad with berries, candied nuts, and feta, cranberries & red onionRefried Bean Burritos w/ cheese & sour cream on homemade tortilla shellsclementine
TuesdayOatmeal with fruitLeftover Refried Bean BurritosGreen Chicken Taco Soup**granola
WednesdayYogurt & FruitLeftover Soup
Bread (suggestion in recipe **)
Pasta with Pesto**
Garlic Bread
ThursdayPickle Sandwich on homemade bread**Hamburgers on Sandwich Buns with sweet potato friesGranola
FridaySpinach/garden Omelet (add ground mustard & nutmeg)hummus on homemade Pita with peppersLemon Chicken with Potatoes**
SaturdayOrange Rolls**leftoverCheese & Pepperoni Pizzaclementine
SundaySmoothiePork Chops
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Egg in a Wholeclementine

Treat:  Favorite Christmas Cookies

Week 4:

MondayFruit & Granolaleftover hummus on pita, peppersSpaghetti Squash w/ meat sauce + cheese Green Beans
& Homemade
Christmas Eve
Oatmeal with fruitPeanut Butter & Jelly on Homemade Bread**Christmas Eve Creamed Chicken & BiscuitsChristmas Cookies
Christmas Day
Egg BakeHam
Twice Baked Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole

Angel Rolls

Appetizers (Cheese Ball, Meatballs)Christmas Cookies
ThursdayYogurt & FruitLefovers (or Mac & Cheese)Speedy Ham & Pea SoupGranola
FridayScrambled Eggs
Potatoes & Green Peppers
 tortilla pinwheel with cream cheese & pimiento
Pasta with alfredo sauce** and broccoliClementines
Saturday’Beth’French Toast**Leftovers Scalloped Potatoes**
Brown Rice
Spinach Salad
 Leftovers or pancakesChristmas Cookies

Treat:  Favorite Christmas Cookies

{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}

>> {free} Printable Weekly 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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I’d love to hear from you if you used my meal planner. What’s your families favorite meal?

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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