Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #15: Simple Meals that Kids Love

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Looking for an easy week of meals? This kid-friendly, make-ahead menu plan will help you pull it off.

Summertime suppers can be a challenge. Everyone’s hungry after the days’ events, but you don’t want to do a whole lot of fussing in the kitchen. Combining make-ahead meals with quick dishes and slow cooked recipes are all great strategies for eating well without a whole lot of KP.

This week’s menu plan features plenty of that: Make enchiladas, soup, and chocolate chip cookies early in the day to avoid heating up the kitchen. Throw carnitas tacos into the Crockpot. Whip up a quick pasta dish or panini sandwiches on the spot.

All of them equate simple meals that kids love and that are fancy enough for parents.

What? Your kids aren’t fans of brie, bacon, and mushrooms? No problem, make them a quick grilled cheese while you feast on the awesomeness. More for the parents, that’s what I always say.


Here are the recipes featured in this week’s meal plan to print and cook. You’ll need to print each one out as well as print the meal plan and grocery list. After that, you’re good to go.

Looking for a different kind of meal plan? Head here for more meal plans to choose from.

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  1. Have you been told thank you recently for these menus? They’re the easiest plans I’ve found yet that I can follow without adaptation one way or another! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m going to give the enchiladas a shot if I can find the Las Palmas sauce at the store this week.

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      I actually was kind of wondering if anyone was using the plans. Thank you for letting me know that you like them.!

      You can use whatever enchilada sauce you like; Las Palmas is my preferred brand.

      • You said Las Palmas was tomato-free. In any case, I didn’t see that brand here in CT, so Old El Paso has a tomato-free enchilada sauce, which was fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.

        • Jessica Fisher says:

          Yes, it is. Just couldn’t remember who asked me. Glad you found one without tomatoes. Someone left tips for making your own sauce; gonna try that soon.

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