March is usually one of the busiest months of our year. We still have freezing temperatures here at night, but the days are warming up and the sun is shining. Which means, we will be heading outside for the afternoons before long.
My kids love the Spring and the weather here, when not raining, is perfect for outdoor play. But being outside means I am not inside to cook meals or prepare dinner. That’s what I love about having a meal plan, especially one I can use in my Instant Pot! These meal plans literally save the day for me!
If you aren’t a meal planner by nature, I encourage you to give it a try. As the days become longer, you will likely be spending more and more time outside with your family. You don’t want to miss that just to cook dinner!
These meal plans let you have a wonderful dinner while spending time with your family. Meal plans are also a great way to help you stick to a budget, diet plan or just to get a little more organized. They have helped us save hundreds of dollars in our grocery budget over the years!
Special Meals for the Month
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? It is one of my kids’ favorite holidays, even if they don’t like the traditional meals. However, if you’re up for an adventure or your kids will try anything, you can give a few of these traditional and inspired recipes a try this year!
The first day of Spring is also in the month of March. You can usher in the new season with these delicious recipes. Try some rainbow inspired recipes for those rainy days. Or set up a tea party with your kids and try some of these cookies.
Choose from Two Meal Plans
The regular meal plan includes slow cooker meals on Sundays and Wednesdays, for a break in the kitchen or those busy days. There are a variety of soups to get you through those chilly nights as we welcome in spring and some salads to break it up just a bit.
Or choose the Instant Pot Meal Plan. On this plan I have included some delicious winter and festive meals with a variety of meats (fish, chicken, pork, beef), plus a few salads. Also, the suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, snacks and desserts at the bottom are all Instant Pot recipes!
As always, feel free to move any of the recipes around as needed to fit your family’s schedule. However, you can combine the two for more variety. And if you’d like to switch up some of the Slow Cooker Meals to an Instant Pot recipe, check out this Instant Pot beginners post for a great link to help! 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.
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