January Meal Plan 1 month of dinners planned for your family

Happy 2016! It’s a time for new beginnings, yes? January and September are the most popular months for readers to decide to dive in to Meal Planning. So, I’ll make it easy to help you out.  Here’s everything you need to know to get started with meal planning for your family dinners:  basic tips for meal planning post. Want to make it even easier? Get meal plans in your email inbox by subscribing to the Julieverse daily emails (plus you’ll receive other Julieverse posts each day.)

It's January so it's time to get in the game with meal planning. Here's a month of dinner ideas with a menu for each week. This makes planning so easy!!

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January Meal Plan

It's January so it's time to get in the game with meal planning. Here's a month of dinner ideas with a menu for each week. This makes planning so easy!!

December/January Week 1

(This is a repeat of the last week from last month. You’ve probably already cooked all of this, right?)

Monday: Rigatoni with Sausage & Tomato Cream Sauce I also add chopped red or green peppers with the onions
Tuesday:Sweet & Sour Chicken with Soba Salad
Wednesday: Jambalaya for a crowd (this is actually the recipe I use for New Years Eve–so if you’re entertaining this week, move Jambalaya to whichever that night will be for you.)
Thursday: leftovers
Weekend: Cauliflower & Chickpea stewBeef & Vegetable Pot Pie

January Week 2

Monday:  Taco Salad with Pinto Beans and Avocado
Tuesday: Herb-Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Fennel
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce over Spaghetti
Thursday: Leftovers
Weekend: Spiced Strip Steak with Carrots and Onions

January Week 3

Monday: Herbed Cheese Stuffed Salmon, Caesar Salad
Tuesday: leftovers
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Thursday: Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers
Weekend: Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup, Pizza night, leftovers

January week 4

Monday: Roasted Tilapia and Winter Vegetables
Tuesday: Parmesan Meatloaf with a Caesar Salad
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Crock Pot Chicken la Criolla
Weekend: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers (by popular demand flat out begging)

January week 5

Monday: Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad
Tuesday: Baked Salmon Stuffed with Mascarpone Spinach
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Lasagna
Thursday: Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich and Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries
Weekend: leftovers and Mexican Shrimp Bisque

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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