Happy New Year! Starting the year off with a top notch family meal plan that I’m so excited for. Here’s what we’re making.


New year, same smoothie train! This week we’re making Cotton Candy SmoothiesImmune Boosting Very Berry SmoothiesCherry Vanilla Smoothies and Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies. Then this delectable Waffle French Toast for weekend brunch.



Healthy and delicious is the snack game this week (and most weeks). We’re having Protein BallsFlourless Pumpkin Chocolate MuffinsGingerbread Animal Crackers and Everything Kale Chips to snack on.

Protein balls on a serving plate surrounded by small dishes with some of the ingredients: dates, peanut butter, chia seeds, and protein powder.Pin


The whole family is obsessed with The World’s Greatest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (it lives up to its name…trust me). We’re also making Green Veggie PancakesEgg Pesto Melts, and these Mac, Chicken and Cheese Bites.



Sunday (New Year’s Eve): We’re going a little traditional with Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Sauerkraut, Simple Sauteed Collard GreensSlow Cooker Black Eyed Peas and Tiny Corn Muffins. If you’re looking for more NYE recipes, whether you’re having a cozy night in or hosting guests here are 25 Cozy New Year’s Eve Recipes.


Monday: Meatless Monday Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with fresh Guacamole.


Tuesday: Maple Soy Salmon with Perfect Brown Rice and Air Fryer Veggies. We love a fresh piece of salmon.


Wednesday: You’ll love these Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Yogurt-Sumac Sauce! We’re pairing them with Crispy Smashed Potatoes


Thursday: Build Your Own Pupusas with Black Beans, Pico de Gallo and Slaw. We love a DIY meal!


Friday: We’ve been making tons of Crock Pot Lentil Veggie Stew. It’s so warm and cozy. We’re having Basic Cornbread with it!


Saturday: Order in from local restaurant!

I hope this helps you with your plan to meal plan this year! What are you looking forward to making most? 

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Thank you for this! It’s Thursday, and my family of 5 has already had the salmon/salad/pasta puttanesca night, vegeterian chili/cornbread night, and turkey burger and fries night. Having leftovers has also been so helpful for quick lunch additions. All of these have been wonderful!

  2. Hi there, first time to your blog! Particularly love this meal planning post. Would love to see more like it!

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