Just in case you didn’t notice, Planning With Kids does have a free weekly menu planner! For some time now I have taken our family weekly menu plans, that step further and planned them out for a month in one sitting. It saves so much time. You can see a full description of how I go about it here – monthly menu planning process.
The weekly menu plan below was the last one I had prepared, so I have just produced 4 x weekly menu plans to take us through Feb and early March. This time I thought I would share the menu plans and shopping lists with you, in case you might like to try some pre-made menu plans. I would interested to know how far in advance (if at all) you menu plan?
Over the month a couple of meals are repeated. Each child is allowed to choose four meals and they often have the same favourites. I limited the repetition to twice though (even though they would have chicken schnitzel every night if I would cook it!).
I have collated the four weekly menu plans and associated shopping lists into a zip file (800kb) and you can download it here:
NB. As my dear husband heads into a market every Saturday morning to buy fresh fruit and veg, we menu plan from Saturday to Friday. You could just cross out the days and write them Monday to Sunday if that is how you plan and shop.
The Weekly Menu Plan
Baking: Chocolate Balls
Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Wednesday: Left Overs
Friday: Fried Rice
Saturday: Lamb Souvlaki Wraps