How to menu plan for a month in 30 minutes

Monthly Menu Planning Time Again, This Time With Added Video!

Time for a new monthly menu plan for us here at Planning With Kids. The months do seem to go buy so fast.

I have written how I plan for a month before on the blog, but today I decided to make a little video while I planned out our meals, to show that it is really possible to plan for a month and do it in 30 minutes.{You may need to click through to the blog to see the video here.}

You can find a step by step outline of the process I use here – How to menu plan for a month in 30 minutes, which also has the links to the templates I use as well.

Monthly Menu Plans For April

The menu plans for April are set out in tables below for each week, but if you read via email, the formatting may not come through as such.  If that is the case you can just click through to the blog and see the correct formatting here.

I have added a  shopping list PDF at the end of each weekly plan. Please note when you create the menu plans in the Planning With Kids Menu Planner App, the app only allows you to plan from Monday to Sunday. I plan from Saturday to Friday, so Monday in the PDFs is really Saturday for us and so on.

Day

Week Commencing 6th April

SatHomemade Taco SeasoningTacos
Sunroast chicken

EnglishMuffinPizzas

oat and seed lunch box slice
Roast chicken and vegetables
English muffin pizza
Oat and seed lunchbox slice
Moneasy-fried-rice-recipeFried rice
Tueslow cooker spag bolSlow cooker spaghetti bolognese
WedLeft overs
Thuchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
Friscrambled eggs
Scrambled eggs and tomatoes
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list for 6th April 2013

Day

Week Commencing 13th April

SatLamb Souvlaki Wraps Kids Self ServeSouvlaki
Sunsausgaes and salad

easy banana cake recipe

Chicken Balls 160
Sausage and veg
Banana cake
Chicken balls
MonBaked Penne Pasta RecipeBaked penne pasta
TueMexibake - Mexican Family Meal
Mexibake
WedBeetroot SoupBeetroot soup
Thuchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
FriServing ManyChicken wings, baked potatoes and steamed corn
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list for 13th April 2013

Day

Week Commencing 20th April

Satsweet chilli chicken wrapsSweet chilli chicken wraps
Sunlamb chops and vegetables

MakeYourOwnSushi

White Choc Chip Cookies
Lamb chops and vegetables
Sushi
White chocolate chip and raspberry cookies
MonSlow cooker beef stroganoff
TueTuna RiceQuick tuna rice
WedLeft overstomato and coconut soup
Tomato and coconut soup
Thuchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
FriFish burger recipeFish burgers
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list for 20th April 2013

Day

Week Commencing 27th April

SatHomemade Taco SeasoningTacos
SunMarinated Steak and Garlic Mash

Quick Egg And Bacon Tarts

Lemon Muffins
Marinated steak and garlic mash
Egg and bacon tarts
Lemon and chia muffins
Moneasy-fried-rice-recipeFried rice
TueEasy Pumpkin SoupPumpkin soup
WedLeft overs
Thusausgaes and salad
Sausage and veg
FriServing ManyChicken wings, baked potatoes and steamed corn
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list for 27th April 2013

How are you going with your menu planning?