Meal Planning

March Monthly Meal Plan

For the month of March I’ve planned hearty and filling meals, easy slow cooker dishes, and comforting classics for my family dinners.

Is it just me or did january seem like the longest month ever, and Feburary tried to make up for it by flying by in the blink of an eye?!? I have a super busy month planned for March, so it was really important that I get a good handle on my meal plan early, and today I am sharing it with you!

For the month of March I’ve planned hearty and filling meals, easy slow cooker dishes, and comforting classics for my family dinners. We are also embracing seasonal holidays like St. Patrick’s day with a traditional Irish-American dish, and fish and seafood on Friday’s for Lent.

I use Plan to Eat to quickly organize my family favorite recipes and organize them into meal plans and generate shopping lists! If you have a Plan to Eat Account send me a friend request (my username is HomeinFLX), I’d love to exchange recipes!

I plan for the month but shop for the week. Since I have already set aside the time to meal plan, I find it easier to plan for the whole month, kind of a once and done thing. The other nice thing, after each month, is planned for the year, you are done. You can repeat weeks or whole months if you would like. I also purchase some things for the whole month, especially if they are on sale, but the majority of the grocery shopping is done weekly.

This month I am trying something new! I am providing you with a rough estimate of the cost of the meals! I used the Walmart grocery app to, these weekly costs are meant to serve as a guideline for you, and do not include pantry staples such as spices, salt, and oil etc. Please keep in mind there may be regional price differences and you could likely get meal ingredients for less at discount store such as Aldi or Sav-A-Lot.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE MARCH MEAL PLAN

  • We eat fish or seafood on Friday’s during Lent.
  • This meal plan doesn’t include breakfast or lunches because in my experience, the majority of families have personal preferences on what they eat for breakfast and lunch.
  • My family is not bothered by chicken a couple of nights in a row, but we generally don’t eat red meat multiple days in a row, just personal preference!
  • I plan dinner for everyday, but often skip at least one day a week to use up leftovers.
  • My meal plan is pretty flexible, and I consider it a “guideline” not a rule, and one you can ignore at will. Craving tacos on Monday and have all the ingredients of hand? Go for it! I’ve never had the meal planning police knock at my door for observing Taco Tuesday on another day of the week ? Have fun with it, meal planning is supposed to make your life easier, not cause stress. Really the only time I strictly follow my meal plan is when fresh perishable food is involved, like seafood.

Dinners Week 1:

Walmart Grocery Pick Up Price: $85.00

Dinners Week 2:

Walmart Grocery Pick Up Price: $82.00

Dinners Week 3:

Walmart Grocery Pick Up Price: $79.00

Dinners Week 4:

Walmart Grocery Pick Up Price: $65.00

Dinners Week 5:

Walmart Grocery Pick Up Price: $40.00

March Monthly Meal Plan

It's still decidedly winter here in Upstate New York, so this month we will be eating hearty and filling meals, easy slow cooker dishes, and comforting classics.

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