Am I the only one completely shocked that it’s 2016 already? The years seem to go faster and faster and 2015 really flew by. I am in the midst of wrapping up my 2015 and creating goals for the next year now. If you are doing the same thing and one of your goals is to be better prepared for meals, then our January Menu Plan is going to get you headed in the right direction.

Meal planning for me has always meant that I could relax in the afternoon on my drive home. I didn’t have to worry about what dinner was going to be, if I had all the ingredients necessary to make it or if there was even time to get it done before my boys got so hungry they started arguing. Menu planning has brought a great sense of calm in my home. Hopefully, having meals like Slow Cooker Roast Beef, Meatball Stew, and Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas planned for you will give you the same sense of calm in the new year.

We have many readers asking for all of the Monthly Menu Plans and the Printable pages to be in one location. So, we put them all together on a special page for everyone. Grab over 3 years worth of Budget Friendly Recipes and Menu Planning Tips too!

Delicious meals to feed your family in the Printable January Monthly Menu Plan! Budget friendly meal plan - Kid approved! Print out your FREE copy today!

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January Menu Plan

1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR – Chicken Noodle Soup and Soup Toppings

2 – Ham and Broccoli Quiche

3 – Slow Cooker Beef Roast, Potatoes and Carrots

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4 – Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread

5 – Chicken Nuggets and Oven Fries

6 – Ultimate Fried Egg Sandwiches and Fruit Salad

7 – Taco Ring, Chips and Salsa

8 –  Shredded Beef Lettuce Wraps and Rice

9 – Meatball Stew

10 – Tuna Macaroni Casserole and Applesauce

Taco Salad

11 – Honey Hoisin Chicken Sandwiches, Potatoes and Green Beans

12 – Healthy Taco Salad

13 – Individual Chicken Pot Pies, Mashed Potatoes and Applesauce

14 – Slow Cooker Enchiladas 

15 – Homemade Beef and Barley Soup

16 – Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

17 – Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce, Oven Fries

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

18 – Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Broccoli Grape Salad

19 – Make Ahead Sloppy Joes, Chips and Dip

20 – Breakfast for Dinner – Ham & Egg Casserole and Fruit Smoothies

21 – Broccoli & Cheddar Soup

22 – Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

23 – Easy French Dip Sandwiches and Oven Fries

24 – Slow Cooker Teriyaki Wings and Rice

Classic Lasagna Recipe

25 – Appetizers and Baked Potato Bar

26 – Chicken Divan Casserole

27 – Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, Salad

28 – Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles, Salad

29 – Chicken Fajitas, Chips and Salsa

30 – Homemade Pizza Pockets

31-  Classic Lasagna, Salad and Garlic Bread

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Desserts for the Month


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  1. I’ve been following the monthly meal plans and printing them out, but it’s taking a lot of time to go back and make a grocery list from each recipe, do you have a printable grocery list for either the weekly or monthly plans? It would be a huge time saver!! Thanks, loving all the recipes!!

    • Hi Jena, so glad you like the menu plans. We are working on grocery lists and they should be done in a couple weeks.

      • Any word on the grocery lists? Maybe I am just not looking in the right spots. Thanks

        • Hi Melissa, we have not developed them yet. Sorry. They will be coming soon though.
          Thanks for asking!

        • Hi Melissa, We are excited to let you know that we have the shopping list ready for the weekly menu plan.
          You can learn more about it on menu planing.
          Happy Cooking!

    • Hi Jena, We are excited to let you know that we have the shopping list ready for the weekly menu plan.
      You can learn more about it on menu planning
      Happy Cooking!

  2. Hi, I’m new to your site and am using your monthly meal plans to stick to my NY resolution – plan ahead to make my life (and my families easier)! I made 3 of your recipes last week and love them!! Thanks for all your doing, I’m a new fan.

    • Hi Kathy, we are so excited you like our recipes and menu plan. Watch for a new shopping list program coming soon, it will make your life even more easier!

    • Hi Kathy, We are excited to let you know that we have the shopping list ready for the weekly menu plan.
      You can learn more about it on menu planning page.
      Happy Cooking!

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