Is anyone else shocked by that fact that a new year is upon us? It’s hard to believe how fast 2014 went by. It’s been a busy year and it looks like that is going to continue for the next one as well. That’s always both exciting and daunting. The busier life gets, the easier it is to neglect things like your health or the routines you’ve carefully put into place.

Menu planning shouldn’t be one of those routines that gets lost. Neither should taking care of your health. Eating homemade meals that have been planned in advance will keep life running smoothly as the harsh, cold month of January takes it’s hold on us. Our January Monthly Meal Plan is sure to help you get organized and ready to tackle a 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!

Save time in the kitchen with this FREE Printable January Monthly Meal Plan! Budget friendly menu plan - Kid approved! Pin to your Recipe Board!

The Printable Menu is now available on a calendar in grid form. Print or save to your computer for easy access!

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

4 – Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread

Shredded Beef Lettuce Wraps | Recipe on

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 – Bacon Ranch Chicken StripsLoaded Baked Potato Skins

11 – Honey Hoisin Chicken Sandwiches, Potatoes and Green Beans

Slow Cooker Enchiladas :: Recipe on

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

18 – Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Broccoli Grape Salad

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Wings | Recipe on

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

25 – Appetizers and Baked Potato Bar

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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 – Asian Pineapple Chicken and Rice

31- Classic Lasagna, Salad and Garlic Bread


Desserts for the Month

Before you leave be sure to check out more of our over 3 years worth of Budget Friendly Recipes and Menu Planning Tips too!


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