Weekly food prep and menu plan ideas for May 2019

The kids chose a very repetitive selection of meals this month. Ideally I would like more variety in the menu plans, but when I pointed out to the kids that there were a lot of the same meals, they didn’t see the issue at all! (You can see how I involve the kids in the menu planning process in this post.)

I think sometimes as parents we crave more variety than the kids. I was tempted to “tweak” some of the meals so there was more variety, but decided against it. A key reason I involve the kids in menu planning is to make meal time more enjoyable. Having healthy meals that the kids choose on the menu plan takes away so much of the complaining that can occur around dinner time. This month I am taking harmony over variety!

I use our weekly menu plans as a base most weeks to make items for the kids’ lunch boxes. Here are some ideas for sweet and savoury items to make this month.

Egg and bacon tarts

easy banana cake recipe

Easy one bowl banana cake recipe

chicken and veggie patties gluten free

Chicken and veggie patties (gluten free)

Nut free choc peppermint balls

Easy baked samosas

Quinoa snack balls


Raw seed squares

Our weekly menu plans for May


Week Commencing 29th April 2019

MonSlow cooker sweet potato curry (vegetarian)
TueSlow cooker beef stroganoff main gluten freeSlow cooker beef stroganoff (gluten free)
WedMexibake - Mexican Family MealMexibake
Thusimple-pasta-with-chicken-and-spinachPasta with chicken and baby spinach
FriChicken sticksChicken sticks and salad
Satsweet chilli chicken wrapsSweet chilli chicken wraps
SunSlow Cooker Roast BeefSlow cooker roast beef


Week Commencing 6th May 2019

Monslow cooker butter chickenSlow cooker butter chicken
Tuezucchini bolognese mainZucchini and Spaghetti Bolognese
Wedhomemade pasties.jpgHomemade pasties
ThuEasy Homemade Pizza SlicesHomemade pizzas

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