May Meal Plan: Dinners for your family all month, already planned

There comes a time, in every Sports-Mom’s life, when she looks at her calendar and sees “baseball-softball-baseball-baseball-baseball” stretching across the 6 o-clock hour for an entire week. For me, that week is now. (And I expect it will happen in again in future years.) So while we’re snacking on to-go hoagies, pizzas and hot dogs from the ball park, families who aren’t at baseball all week can enjoy this week’s meal plan, which includes some of my favorites like Minty Bulgur Salad with Salmon and Cucumbers and Skinny Chicken Parm with Spinach. I may have to cook a bonus meal or two this weekend to catch up.

Dinner plan for healthy family dinners -- 4 weeks of menu plans for Spring

 

Please remember, I rely on my readers to let me know which meals you love. So check in and shout out if you love it, hate it, or can’t find it (sometimes, sadly, the links stop working and I miss it.)

Use the plan below, shuffling as necessary to make them work best for your family’s busy spring schedule. You’ll find a mix of grilling dinners, make-ahead dinners and dinners using fresh items. The Meal Plan will be-reposted each Monday through the month.

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May, week 1

Monday: Fish Tacos with Pica de Gallo and Coconut Cole Slaw
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken with Mango, Pepper & Avocado
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Seared Beef with Oranges & Arugula
Weekend: Shrimp & Vegetable Fried Rice

May, week 2

Monday: Braised Chicken and Spring Vegetables
Tuesday: Steak with Artichoke & Cherry Pepper Saute
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Halibut Baked in Parchment with Summer Squash
Weekend: Greek Marinated Chicken and Quinoa Greek Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber and Feta

May, week 3

Monday: Apricot Glazed Ham with Potatoes and Asparagus
Tuesday: Warm Eggplant & Goat Cheese Sandwiches
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Minty Bulgur Salad with Salmon and Cucumbers
Weekend: Skinny Chicken Parm with Spinach

May, week 4

Monday: Springtime Crockpot Minestrone
Tuesday: Shake N Shimmy Porkchopswith Sugar Snap Peas
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells
Weekend: Beef Skewers, Zuchinni & Mint

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mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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