How to Meal Plan for Your Family

There are many benefits to meal planning for your family, including healthy eating. By learning how to plan weekly meals and eating meals at home, you can control your portions and avoid eating hidden calories. In addition, family meals eaten at home tend to be less expensive and higher in nutrients.

Planning healthy, balanced family meals for the week can be a time saver for even the busiest people. By shopping for your meals once a week, you can save time, money and gas by making fewer trips to the grocery store or drive-thru. Taking some time to learn how to plan balanced meals for your family will save you time—and help you eat better—in the long run.

How to Plan Meals in 4 Simple Steps
Featured Family Meals

Healthy Eating: Weigh to Go!


Make healthier food choices that are as nutritious as they are delicious during Healthy Weight Week 2017.

Healthy Eating: Oatmeal Month


Improve your eating habits and make half your grains whole by observing oatmeal month in January.

Healthy Eating: Pantry Clean Out


Give your food bill a break with recipes designed to clean out your pantry and your freezer.

Healthy Eating: Southern Start


Get a lucky start to 2017 with some Southern favorites.

Healthy Eating: Spin the Dreidel


Eat some Latkes and celebrate the Jewish festival of lights this December.

Healthy Eating: Deck the Halls


Deck the halls with holiday favorites featuring red, white and green ingredients.

Healthy Eating: Soup’s On


Dish up family meals this week to keep your crew warm and healthy as winter approaches.

Healthy Eating: Are You Type 2?


Enjoy a low-carb, diabetes-friendly family meal that is delicious for all diners.

Healthy Eating: After the Feast


Make a healthy plan for Thanksgiving leftovers.

Healthy Eating: Family Feast


Get your game plan ready for the biggest of all Family Feasts and enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving.