For much of the United States, summer has officially started. School is out, warmer weather has arrived and kids are busy playing the days away. If you’re like me, that also means you get a little lazy on the meal prep and just throw things together as you can. This summer I would like to be more intentional and enjoy meals with my family, rather than in shifts. And having a meal plan in place certainly helps!
The entire month of June is National Iced Tea Month, so be sure to check out these Refreshing Iced Tea recipes to try! June 3rd is National Egg Day, so these Egg Salad Recipes are a great way to celebrate. And don’t forget Father’s Day! These BBQ & Grilling recipes or these Seafood Grilled recipes are sure to be a hit with Dad this year!
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 Summer Meals, a variety of meats (fish, chicken, pork, beef), a few salads and more! Also, the suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, snacks and desserts at the bottom are all 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.
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.
Incorporating Timelines Across Your Curriculum
What is life but a series of events that happen within a time period? We capture our lives with pict
Fun Play Dough “I Feel” Activity
Will you be attempting to explore feelings with your kids this year? This I Feel playdough mats acti
Simple Sensory Bin Must-Haves
Have you heard about sensory bins but not quite sure what you need to make one? Check out exactly wh
Choosing Electives for High School in Various Career Cluster
Need to help your student choose electives in your homeschool high school? It isn’t as easy as we
FREE Math Problems for a Cupcake Shop
I would say that cupcakes can make any subject better—yes, even math. When kids learn about money,
FREE World Extremes Cheat Sheets
We've all had weeks (or months) when we thought it would never stop raining. But most of us have nev