Healthy Family Meal Plan for July to Make Life Easier


Find 4 weeks of healthy family meals to feed your entire family this month—all kid-and parent approved—that are easy to make and serve!

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Easy Family Meal Plan

I know that feeding a family is a logistical challenge that frustrates even those of us who enjoy cooking—and can feel overwhelming even on the best days. This new family meal plan is meant to help take some of the decisions off your plate so you can decide what to cook in less time.

And also cook and eat meals you actually want to eat! Add simple sides of kid-friendly vegetables or fruits to the meal to round them out and make sure there’s plenty for everyone to eat.

TIP: These meals can be eaten by babies eating finger foods on up through parents. They may have to be served somewhat differently, but are all suitable.

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Meal Planning by Themes

I make my family meals plans based on the idea of themes that repeat weekly or biweekly. This adds in routine so the kids have a better idea of what to expect—and on a night when you’re not having their favorite, you can remind them that their favorite is coming up soon!—and to make it easier to stock your pantry and use up ingredients.

TIP: You can use this plan in the order that I have it here or move meals around as you like. I have free meal planning templates in my Resource Library that you can print out and fill in as you like too.

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Week 1

Fill in breakfasts with easy options like cereal, toast, freezer waffles, and yogurt and granola. Add simple sides to any dinners to round things out.

Breakfast

Snacks

Lunch

Dinners

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Week 2

I love having a weekly salad night in the summer since fresh produce is usually easy to come by. Serve the elements deconstructed for the kids as needed, add a dressing they like (my girls like ranch!) and add some bread or a muffin on the side as needed.

Breakfast

Snacks

Lunch

Dinners

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Week 3

I tend to get into a cooking rut by about mid-month so I deliberately have a few new recipes in the mix this week. Feel free to swap in leftovers or a favorite family meal whenever it works for you.

Breakfast

Snacks

Lunch

Dinners

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Week 4

For the mac and cheese dinner, use your favorite boxed kind and add 2 cups frozen broccoli per box for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking the pasta. (Add it right to the pot!) Drain and mix into the sauce.

Breakfast

Lunch

Snacks

Dinners

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I’d love to hear your feedback on this meal plan. If there are things it would help you to have in the next one, please comment so I can make it work harder for you!






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