April 2018 Menu Plans (Regular & Instant Pot Plans)

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Spring is my favorite time of year. With new flowers blooming, trees growing new leaves and birds chirping – everything seems to come back to life. And, I love the cooler weather, before it gets to the hot days of summer. Spring is perfect camping and grilling weather too, which is another reason to love it!

A new month is upon us and that means another month of meal planning. Check out these fresh Spring recipes to help you stick to a budget, get out of a rut or just to give your planning brain a rest! :: www.homeschoolgiveaways.com

 

April has a few holidays spread throughout the month where you can incorporate fun meals to celebrate. We kick off the month with Resurrection Sunday and we end the month with Earth Day. Now that Spring has arrived, you may want to try these Brunch Recipes or Springtime Sweets & Treats as you enjoy the fresh air.

Below you will find two meal plans. On the regular meal plan, slow cooker meals remain on Sundays and Wednesdays or for those times you need a meal ready-to-eat. If you’d like to switch up some of the Slow Cooker Meals to an Instant Pot recipe, check out my beginners post in the series for a great link to help! This meal plan also includes grilled options on Friday nights to kick off your weekend!

On the Instant Pot Meal Plan, I have included some delicious Spring Meals, a variety of meats (fish, chicken, pork, beef), a few Spring Soups, Salads and more! Also, the suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, snacks and desserts at the bottom are also Instant Pot recipes!

Feel free to move any of the recipes around as needed to fit your family’s schedule. You can even mix and match the two meal plans! There is a variety of meats (fish, chicken, beef, pork) as well as soups and salads (on both plans) to keep the whole family happy. My hope each month is that you will find some new favorites to add to your own must have rotation. 

You can download each meal plan by clicking on the corresponding images below. 

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Written by Annette Breedlove

Annette Breedlove

Annette has been married to her husband and best friend for 11 years. Together they are raising their four children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her 5 angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES with FREE PRINTABLES (more coming soon) for homeschool families and she gets her scrapbooking fix in by making Subway Art for herself and her readers. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, gluten- and grain-free recipes, homemaking, the occasional DIY projects and maintaining her sanity. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

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