One of my favorite parts about being a stay-at-home mom is I can plan in the time to make dinner each day. (Most days, anyway!)  I plan my meals out ahead of time, and my children are part of the process. They learn how to cook and get to help at times. These recipes and meal planning tips from fellow stay-at-home moms will have you more organized when it comes to what’s for dinner!

This installment of A Complete Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms includes 14 meal planning tips AND over 25 recipes to try!

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Recipes and Meal Planning tips from experienced homemakers.

When we focus on planning what we are going to make early on each week, we can reduce grocery store trips, reduce money spent, and save time! (PLUS, make healthier choices!) 


I have included my tips for getting dinner on the table whether you have just had a baby, or have a large family. There is also a great freezer storage printable so if you like to make-ahead and freeze meals, this will keep you organized with what you have on-hand.

Meal Planning Simplified recipe book


The Benefits of Weekly Meal Planning (and a printable) — The Stay-at-Home Life

6 Tips for Get Dinner on the Table (After Having a Baby…or Babies!) – Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide

Freezer Inventory Free Printable at My Joy-Filled Life
Quick Tips to Get Dinner on the Table – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Make Leftovers New – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Homemade Baby Food and DIY Toddler Food Pouches – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Freezer Storage Quick Tip – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide

Turkey and Three Bean Chili from The Stay-at-Home Life
Hobos” Simple Individual Package Meals – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Improvised Turkey Burgers – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Chicken, Quinoa, and Broccoli Casserole from Just Another Mom
7 Favorite Crock Pot Recipes – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Slow Cooker Beef Stir Fry from Just Another Mom
Recipe Collection at The Humbled Homemaker
Enchilada Pizza with Chorizo – Get in My Kitchen!
Valentine’s Day Recipe Round-Up – Wendy Woerner @ The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Get in My Kitchen!
Quick Breakfast Ideas Moms Share Series @ The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Nello’s Marinara Sauce – A Sampling Bee
Easy Real Food Meal #2 – Family, Home, and Health
Chicken Salad Lettuce Boats – She Lives Free
Gluten Free and Vegan Tamale Pie – Mama’s Happy Hive
Smoky Sauteed Bacon Green Beans– A Beautifully Blessed Mess
Chicken Salad Lettuce Boats – She Lives Free
Tuna Mac Meal Hack – She Lives Free
Quick and Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake by Organized Home Organized School

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