If you are looking for large family meal planning ideas, you have come to the right place.
We have six growing boys at home, plus myself and my husband. Dinner is not a small task, but with meal planning it becomes manageable.
When I do not meal plan we end up eating out far too much in a week, which means wasting money and eating unhealthy.
If you can just dedicate an hour a week (I like to do this either on Sunday or on Monday) and map out your meal plan and grocery list for the week, you will save money on your grocery bill!
Would you like to know one more way I save money on meal planning? I do all of my grocery shopping online. I start this about a year and a half ago and it’s been a game changer. No more impulse shopping at the grocery store.
Here is what we are cooking this week. I also have a 40 pound box of Zaycon chicken breasts coming in this week. I will need to divvy them up and prepare them as freezer meals. Lots of chicken is in our future.
Large Family Meal Plan
Baked Cheese Ravioli– these are from our February freezer meal assembly session. I will heat up some garlic bread and serve with salad.
40 Clove Garlic Chicken Thighs– I cannot wait to make these. These are also from our February freezer meal session. Super easy- just bake and serve. I will serve with brown rice and steamed broccoli.
Honey Lime Chicken– this looks super good. I will bake it on a sheet pan with two veggies. I will use some of my Zayon chicken for this.
Slow Cooker Garlic Creamy Chicken– this is a freezer meal from February. Another one that all I need to do is defrost, dump and go. Will serve with a veggie and rolls.
Leftover Buffet- we always reserve a night for leftovers. If we do not have any leftovers we will make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Yum!!
Have You Tried Freezer Meals Yet?
Do you know what else helps me make meal planning easy? Freezer meals!! We like to dedicate one day a week and make 7 freezer meals in one hour.
Here is our March Freezer Meal Plan. It is super yummy. Don’t think this meal plan is only good for March. You can make it any time of the year you want.
Here is what’s included in this months plan:
- Indiana Chowder
- Instant Pot Black Beans and Chicken
- Baked Chicken Enchiladas
- Pesto Chicken
- Rosemary Garlic Chicken with Cranberries
- Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole
- Southwest Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
You can download the freezer meal plan here. It includes grocery list, recipes and assembly. We also do a FB Live once a month showing assembly in less than an hour.
Tell me… what’s you biggest meal planning struggle?