March Meal Plan: 31 Meals in 18 Minutes

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Is it weird to time your meal planning? It is, right? Oops. Too late now, I guess. My March Meal Plan is ready to go, just in the nick of time. I planned 31 meals for march in just a few minutes — I even did it live on Instagram. There’s a video below if you’ve got an extra 18 minutes to spare!

My March Meal Plan
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My Meal Planning Method

I’ve been using my monthly meal planning method for over a year now and, honestly, I don’t know that I’ll ever stop. Here’s what I do:

  1. Gather Materials – paper, planner, pen, cookbooks (optional).
  2. List the dates of the month (1-31 for the March Meal Plan)
  3. Identify all the Tuesdays and Fridays and fill in “tacos” and “pizza.” (8-10 meals planned in seconds)
  4. Plug in “goals” (aka, salads to eat more veggies, vegetarian to eat less meat, etc.) (3-4 more meals done)
  5. Fill in the rest of the days, referring to the calendar as you go to ensure that busy days have quick meals and less-busy days have slower meals. I usually plan to dine out twice a month. Planning it in prevents impulse dining out.

And that’s it! I have a list of favorite meals I refer to if I get stuck. I also ask for my family’s input — just a quick, “What do you guys want to see on the menu this month?” gives them some say, but isn’t allowing them total control.

Every weekend, I check the menu and the food we have on hand and create my grocery list based on that. I display the weekly menu in the kitchen for all to see—and use a few other strategies for sticking to my meal plan, as well.

March’s Schedule

Life is picking up a bit around here now that spring is approaching. Between three kids involved in scouts, lacrosse, tennis, and piano, our Tuesdays and Thursdays are pretty full (I’m not complaining, I missed it SO much). That’s reflected here with quicker meals on those days.

Also in this meal plan is Corned Beef and Cabbage in honor of St. Patrick’s Day — we all love this meal but it’s definitely only made once a year. Finally, we have a birthday on March 28th, so when you see “E’s choice” it means she’ll get to pick what’s for dinner that evening — and I’ll plan that a few days in advance.

What’s for Dinner this Month

  1. Whole chicken (crock pot), sweet potatoes
  2. Taco Salad (my fave DIY taco seasoning recipe)
  3. Fajita bowls (my fave DIY fajita seasoning recipe)
  4. Avocado Chicken Sandwiches (my recipe)
  5. Homemade Pizza
  6. Creamy Potato Soup
  7. Spaghetti & Meatballs (crock pot)
  8. Ham Chowder
  9. Tacos
  10. Asian Chicken Pasta (from Weeknight Dinner Cookbook)
  11. Salad Kit & Chicken Tenders
  12. Pizza
  13. Order Out
  14. Shepherd’s Pie
  15. Whole Chicken (crock pot), Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
  16. Taco Salad
  17. Corned Beef & Cabbage (Happy St. Paddy’s!)
  18. Chicken Orzo Soup
  19. Pizza
  20. White Chicken Chili (family favorite)
  21. Baked Ziti
  22. Creamy Keilbasa & Broccoli (from Weeknight Dinner Cookbook)
  23. Tacos
  24. Beef Shish Kabobs (on the grill??)
  25. Salad Kit & Chicken Tenders
  26. Pizza
  27. Order Out
  28. E’s Choice
  29. Honey Sesame Chicken
  30. Hot Dogs & Mac’n’Cheese
  31. Taco Salad

And that’s our March Meal Plan!

The file below contains directions, my list of meals, and a blank page for you to write your own meal plan. Download it and give it a try!

Create your own March Meal Plan with my free printable template.

Your March Meal Plan

What are you having for dinner this month? Leave your favorite meal idea below!

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