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: Dental Health Month


Celebrate Dental Health Month with delicious recipes filled with foods that are good for your teeth.

Healthy Eating: Heart Month


Celebrate American Heart Month with delicious recipes that protect the heart health of those you love the most.

Healthy Eating: Hot Breakfast


Shake off winter’s chill by starting the day with a hot breakfast in February.

Healthy Eating: Game Night


Host a party for the big game or a board game night at home with crowd pleasing healthy recipes.

Healthy Eating: Something New


Try something new this week with adventuresome recipes and not quite “the usual” ingredients.

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.