Each week, we share a FREE meal plan to help you figure out what’s for dinner! These family meal plans are thoughtfully crafted to give you options for a main dish, and two side dishes for each week day with a special emphasis on meals both kids and adults will enjoy.
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- Monday: Crockpot Honey BBQ Meatballs– This recipe is great because it is kid friendly, takes all of two minutes to prep, and can be started whenever you have the time and cook until you are ready! It makes enough to feed a hungry family and the leftovers make some killer extra meals! My favorite way to serve these is with garlic cheesy bread and broccoli or whatever vegetable I have on hand. You can also serve with or on a starch like rice or mashed potatoes.
- Tuesday: Green Chile Chicken Tostadas– Another easy crockpot recipe and one of my kids favorites! These tostadas don’t need a side if you load them up with meat and veggies, but if you want one, black beans or Mexican Street Corn Casserole make some great ones!
- Wednesday:BBQ Meatball Pizza- Take those leftovers from Monday, and give them a new life. Buy a store bought pizza crust (I love the pizza dough balls in particular!) Spread a layer of BBQ sauce on the crust, then chop the meatballs and sprinkle them over sauce. Top with cheese and finely sliced red onions (optional) and bake as directed on pizza crust. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve!
- Thursday: VALENTINES DAY! Garlic Chicken Skillet– Guys, it does not get any easier or more flavorful than this! There are just a couple of ingredients and maybe 5 minutes of prep to get this meal going, then, it cooks in like 6 minutes. This is a go to for us on even the busiest of weeknights! However, I picked this especially for Valentine’s because even though it is super easy, it gives off that fancy feel! Serve this garlic chicken with sautéed green beans, roasted asparagus, or a side salad and wild rice.
- Friday: Power bowl bar- Today we are getting all the leftovers out of the fridge and having fun too! Make your favorite grain. I like to do quinoa, jasmine rice, brown rice, or even something with a little flavor like cilantro lime rice. Then you can get out all of the leftover meats from the week (garlic chicken, green chile chicken, any extra bbq meatballs etc) heat them up. Add toppings options such as beans, corn, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, bell pepper, cucumber, avocado, etc. and let everyone go to town and customize their own bowls. You can top them with oil and vinegar, or any dressings you might have in the fridge. I always recommend my creamy Italian dressing and balsamic vinaigrette.
- BONUS- With Valentine’s day next week, if you have sweets on the mind, here are some of my favorite sweet baked treats: Peanut Butter Swirl Bars, Cookies & Cream Parfait, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sugar Cookies with Frosting, and Chocolate No Bake Cookies.