august menu plan ideas

Menu planning ideas and lunch box ideas for August 2022

august menu plan ideas

And we are almost into the last month of winter – hooray! I wanted to put together a monthly menu plan pretty quickly for the family and have shopping lists ready to go so I went back through the archives on the blog and grabbed four plans that I know have lots of meals the kids like and the shopping lists already created for them. (NB. I used to have a menu planner app that created these shopping lists but it is no longer in use.)

Having the plans and lists ready to go will make the month of August so much easier for me. I have quite a few events planned for the weekends so being prepared means it is easier to outsource the shopping to other members of the family!

If you are after more information on the process I use for menu planning, you can find it in this menu planning post. It also has a free template you can download.

I am trying a new format for this post – as some readers have said the menu planning posts are hard to read on the phone – let me know what you think!

Winter menu plan week 1 – Mon 1st Aug 2022

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MondayScalloped Potatoes 
Sautéed baby spinach
Gluten free meatloaf 
TuesdaySpagheetti and Zucchini Bolognese
WednesdayTacos – Homemade Seasoning 
ThursdayChicken Balls
Green Veggies  
Sweet Potato Gratin 
FridaySausages, veg and crispy  mashed potato mounds
SaturdayChicken Wings with Baked  Potatoes and Corn 
SundayHoney roasted lamb shoulder  
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Winter menu plan week 2 – Mon 8th Aug 2022

Sang Choy Bow
MondayChicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
WednesdaySang Choy Bow
ThursdaySausages, veg and crispy  mashed potato mounds  
FridayChicken Wings with Baked  Potatoes and Corn
SundayChicken Schnitzel and Steamed  Vegetables
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Winter menu plan week 3 – Mon 15th Aug 2022

Chicken Wraps - Sweet Chilli
MondaySlow Cooker Roast Lamb
WednesdaySlow Cooker Butter Chicken
Cauliflower Rice
ThursdayMoroccan Minted Beef
FridayHomemade Hamburgers and  Chunky Chips
SaturdayChicken Wraps – Easy Sweet  Chilli 
SundayChicken Wings with Baked  Potatoes and Corn
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Winter menu plan week 4 – Mon 22nd Aug 2022

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MondayChicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
TuesdaySlow Cooker Chicken Satay
Green Veggies
WednesdaySausages, veg and crispy  mashed potato mounds
ThursdayPumpkin Soup
Fried Rice
FridayDukkah crusted salmon with crunchy potatoes and garlic spinach
SaturdayTacos – Homemade Seasoning
SundayRoast Chicken and Vegetables
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Lunch box ideas

 lunch ideas for kids

To make my weekdays easier for many years I have spent time in the kitchen on the weekends prepping and cooking food for the week. During the school term, I share photos and links of the recipes I cook up during my weekly food prep sessions on Facebook using the hashtag #pwkweeklyprep which you can see here.

Even if you don’t want to do the extensive type of food prep I do, it is so beneficial to at least make a couple of things to make your life easier during the week like a sweet and savoury item for the kids’ lunch boxes. If you would like to get into the meal prep thing, but do not quite know where to start, check out my short e-course Meal Prep Primer.

Meal Prep Primer teaches you my process and gives you three weeks of plans to follow to help you establish the habit. It has helped 100s of women make their weekdays easier by doing some meal prep on the weekend.

Sweet lunch box ideas

Savoury lunch box ideas

Have you created menu plans for August?