March Menu Plan: healthy, easy cooking for family dinners

march meal plan. One month of family dinners, planned. A monthly menu of healthy dinners for the family. Lots of Spring dinner recipe ideas.

Since the first day of Spring, despite the snow, Middle has been begging me to make hamburgers on the grill. So, what can I say? That's an easy one. This week, I'm subbing in the favorite outdoor dinner, so neighbors will find me with my winter coat, hat, and gloves, cooking at the grill. And, let's be honest, I love cooking on the grill. So while it may be a bit cold, I'm not really complaining. Note a few updates this week. Due to Little's allergies, we can no longer have Sesame, so I … [Read more...]

March Meal Plan: 4 weeks of family dinners, planned

march meal plan. One month of family dinners, planned. A monthly menu of healthy dinners for the family. Lots of Spring dinner recipe ideas.

I've fallen behind, off my wagon, even. I can list a million excuses, or I can list one and the one is the only one that really matters: I just haven't followed my routine lately. I'm getting things done, but not in the order I'm used to, and not with the priorities that have so been embedded into my routine. In some ways, this is good: I'm focusing on other things that need to get done, rather than sticking with a routine that just works. And I know it's healthy for my brain to jump things … [Read more...]

One month of dinner recipes, planned for your family: March Menu Plan

march meal plan. One month of family dinners, planned. A monthly menu of healthy dinners for the family. Lots of Spring dinner recipe ideas.

Well. That was fun. You know. That week of vacation that we weren't supposed to have, up here in the Mid-Atlantic? It is so nice to be back on a schedule today, checking things off my list and moving on with my day! And, how lovely that I'm prepared with a menu plan for the week, starting with delicious Rachael Ray recipe soup. If you’re new to meal planning, then check out my how to meal plan post which will give you the basic instructions on how to organize your week and get started. Of … [Read more...]

March Meal Plan

march meal plan. One month of family dinners, planned. A monthly menu of healthy dinners for the family. Lots of Spring dinner recipe ideas.

Yep, March is starting out about right. A snow/rain/sleet storm across the northern south and Mid-Atlantic and we can hear March rooaaaaarrrrrr. Alas, as we await the lamb's calm purr (what? It sounds better than "baa") it helps to have at least one huge thing to worry about: a family meal plan. This menu will help your family eat a strong variety of meals all month, and help you feel prepared and organized. Meal plan right, and you'll never have to stress out your dinner plans as 4:30 rolls … [Read more...]

What’s for dinner? Here’s a month of menus

February meal plan. One month of family dinners, planned. The variety of chicken, beef, fish, pork and vegetable dinners creates a perfect menu plan for your family

February Meal Plan Week 1 Monday: Slow-Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup Tuesday: Rachael Ray Mega Turkey Nacho Dinner Wednesday: Cheesy Veggie & Black Bean Tortilla Casserole Thursday: leftovers Weekend: Pizza, Zucchini Lasagna & Salad Week 2 Monday: Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and side of spinach Tuesday: SPOT (Sausage, Potato, Onion, Tomato... and cheese) (I can't believe it's been so long since I made this!) Wednesday: Chicken Vegetable Pot Pie Thursday: leftovers Weekend: … [Read more...]

Family Meal Plan: February

February meal plan. One month of family dinners, planned. The variety of chicken, beef, fish, pork and vegetable dinners creates a perfect menu plan for your family

February Meal Plan Week 1 Monday: Slow-Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup Tuesday: Rachael Ray Mega Turkey Nacho Dinner Wednesday: Cheesy Veggie & Black Bean Tortilla Casserole Thursday: leftovers Weekend: Pizza, Zucchini Lasagna & Salad Week 2 Monday: Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and side of spinach Tuesday: SPOT (Sausage, Potato, Onion, Tomato... and cheese) (I can't believe it's been so long since I made this!) Wednesday: Chicken Vegetable Pot Pie Thursday: leftovers Weekend: … [Read more...]

Want to know my trick to the easiest fish dinner ever?

easiest fish dinner ever -- tilapia with lemon, peppers and herbs from Bumble Bee SuperFresh will be perfect for dinners from Valentine's Day to busy family activities nights

I birth good eaters who like healthy food and don't mind exploring new tastes. That's why it was no surprise when my kids came downstairs to set the table last night, that they all commented that dinner smelled wonderful. And dinner? It was fish. Now often do you get to hear that? Luckily, last night's dinner did more than smell good. It was delicious and everyone just about ate everything on their plates. But even better than that, it was a prepared, Premium Fresh Frozen main course, … [Read more...]

Dinner Meal Plan: January

january meal plan dinner plan

Don't you hate it when it's four o'clock and you have no idea what's for dinner? With a meal plan in place, that won't happen. And if you take 20-30 minutes each week to prepare your plan and create your grocery list, you're taking a huge stress off yourself for the week.   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 … [Read more...]

Special K introduces new 100-calorie Snack Bars

special k snack bars: a 100 calorie on the go snack

"No time for breakfast--grab a cereal bar!" "Did you pack a snack bar for halftime?" "Almost all set for our road trip, just have to stop at the store for cereal bars." "Oh my goodness... I am so craving a cereal bar!" I say every one of these sentences regularly. Cereal bars have become staples in our home, and our family is constantly discussing the merits of them as we try new ones, or as we have a hunger craving. They've become what candy bars once were: the easy to eat, … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: January

january meal plan dinner plan

Brrrrrr. That was a cold one!! We actually experienced a surprise squall on Friday-- I didn't even know they happened here! January's meal plan is all about warm, cozy foods, many make it easy to double   Here's everything you need to know to get started:  basic tips for meal planning post. And to get meal plans in your email inbox, subscribe to the Julieverse daily emails (plus you’ll receive other Julieverse posts each day.)   Popular posts on Julieverse Self Evaluation and … [Read more...]