Weekly food prep and menu plan ideas for Feb 2018

Over the summer holidays I went with the flow a lot more with our evening meals and would plan for meals for a week out at the most. With not having to work and no after school commitments to have to meet, the pace allowed for this flexibility. Likewise with my weekly prep sessions, I would do a few things on the weekend, but I had more time to spread the cooking out across the week.

I love routines and I love planning, but I find to make it sustainable, I need to have times when I am more flexible and mix it up a little. By the time the summer holidays comes towards and end, I am naturally ready to head back into more structure with the meal planning and my weekend prep.

So last weekend I headed straight back into it! For those of you who might have missed it, unfortunately my PWK Menu Planner App has been decommissioned and I do miss it terribly. Luckily for me however, as I have posted so many menu plans over the years on the blog, it is super easy for me to head to the archives and find some plans that suit my needs, print them out and I am ready to go!

If you would like to do the same, just head here – menu planning archives. You can also find all my recipes by most recent publish date here and by category here.

Below I share some ideas for weekly prep and menu plans!

Weekly prep ideas

To help put food in the kids’ lunch boxes I aim to make one savoury and one sweet item on the weekend. Here are some popular recipes from the blog that you might like to try:

Chicken and Rice Patties
Chicken and rice patties – you can find my recipe here or here for the Thermomix recipe that the lovely team at Fayi converted for me.

Choc banana muffins (gluten, dairy and nut free)
Choc banana muffins

English Muffin Pizzas

English muffin pizzas

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Healthy chocolate clusters – just like chocolate crackles but dairy, soy, egg, nut, refined sugar and gluten free.

left over taco parcels
Taco parcels – make a double batch of tacos for dinner one night on the weekend, then use the left over taco meat to make these taco parcels.

Lemon and coconut muffins
Lemon and coconut muffins


Easy baked vegetable samosas

Banana Oat Balls
Banana Oat Balls

Our weekly menu plans for February

Lots of kids’ faves on the menu this month which is great for me because they are easy to cook and great for family harmony as everyone is happy that their faves are in frequent rotation.

Week 1

Day

Week Commencing 5th Feb 2018

Monsausgaes and saladSausage and salad
TueMoroccan Minted BeefMoroccan minted beef
Wedslow cooker honey sesame chicken gluten free.jpgSlow cooker honey sesame chicken (gluten free)
ThuDukkah crusted salmonDukkah crusted salmon with crunchy potatoes and garlic spinach
FriEasy Homemade Pizza SlicesHomemade pizzas
Satslow cooker butter chicken

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Green veggies
Sun2013 paleo homemade taco seasoningTacos with homemade seasoning
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Week 2

Day

Week Commencing 12th Feb 2018

Monchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
Tuechicken, cashew and ginger stir fryChicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
WedMexibake - Mexican Family MealMexibake
ThuCrispy mashed potato moundsSausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds
Fripan fried fishPan Fried Fish and Salad
Satslow cooker spag bol

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Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese

Green veggies
Sunsweet chilli chicken wrapsSweet chilli chicken wraps
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Week 3

Day

Week Commencing 19th Feb 2018

Monlamb chops and vegetablesLamb chops and vegetables
Tueslowcookedmexicanbeefwide-620x0

Rice cooker Mexican Rice
Easy slow cooker Mexican beef

Rice cooker Mexican rice
Sunsang choy bow mainSang choy bow
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Week 4

Day

Week Commencing 26th Feb 2018

Monchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
Tuechicken, cashew and ginger stir fryChicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
WedSlow Cooker beef

Bring A Plate Pumpkin Salad
Slow cooker balsamic beef with pumpkin salad

Roast pumpkin salad
Thulamb chops and vegetablesLamb chops and vegetables
FriChicken sticksChicken sticks and salad
Satslow cooker spag bol

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Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese

Green veggies
Sun2013 paleo homemade taco seasoningTacos
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More family friendly recipes

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes.

Top photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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