It’s time for my April 2018 Monthly Meal Plan! My monthly meal plans include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas for every day in the month! Although it’s technically spring here, Colorado seems have decided to do winter now. So it’s a crazy mix of snow and warm days.

We’re also in the homestretch of our homeschool year. Just two months left and we’ll be on summer break! That’s exciting, and also means that I’m starting to dwindle down in exuberance and energy! So having a food plan is definitely helpful knowing that I don’t have to worry about meals. I hope it helps you too!



Download the April 2018 Monthly Meal Plan:


–>> For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page!

If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe.

I like to shop once a week, so I just make a list off of my menu plan and head to the store. I find that I spend less when I shop off of a list, then flying by the seat of my pants. I also end up with ingredients that will actually go together instead of a bunch of random items that don’t amount to anything.

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  1. Thanks so very much Erica! I really appreciate how you have an editable version so I can add in my family favorites! And I agree with Heidi, your organization IS inspiring.

    Anne Lopez
  2. I am a monthly meal planner. I have a great spiral bound meal planner notebook with a tear off grocery list. I plan based on what we have in the freezer and pantry, what we are craving, and then make my grocery list of just what we need to make those meals plus lunch for work. Before meal planning I was always missing an ingredient to make a recipe. This way I know what to cook when I get home from work, what to thaw ahead of time, etc. I feel so organized! So, thanks a lot for sharing it.

  3. Just curious is there a weekly or semi weekly shopping list that goes with these calendar menu? I have an adult daughter with autistism these would benefit. Thank you

    Carmen Van Deursen
  4. This is great. I just started planning for 2 weeks, I was doing weekly, but I might do monthly. That would save so much time and money especially if I already know what I will need in the future! Thank you for posting this.

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