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A Month Of Meals On A Budget | April 2015 Meal Plan | 30 Days of Dinners for $151

Happy April!

I hope that everyone is enjoying the warmer weather that we are FINALLY having, although it just snowed a couple days ago here in Colorado.  I started a new job last month, and it made me get a little bit behind on my posting schedule and all that jazz, but I have finally figured out my routine, and things are kind of back to normal and I have planned 30 days of delicious budget-friendly dinners that your kiddos will love for only $151.

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April’s Month Of Meals includes a special April Fools dinner and a special Easter meal.  Like in January, February and March, I used Walmart Grocery to figure out the final cost of my menu since prices at Walmart are pretty universal across America.  If you shop around for sales, and use some of the tips I shared in 8 Easy Ways To Save Money On Groceries, you could probably knock the cost of this menu down even more!  For example, our local Sprouts has boneless, skinless chicken breast on sale right now for $1.69 a pound and bell peppers 3 for $1.

Eating healthy and delicious meals doesn’t need to cost a lot of money.  With a little bit of planning, which I have already taken care of for you, and some dedication, you can keep your family and your wallet full.

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As we go through the month, I will be posting daily recipes that for the most part coincide with the recipes listed on this menu plan.  If you haven’t yet, at the top of the page, enter your e-mail address and have every recipe sent directly to your inbox along with future budget-friendly menu plans.  All recipes included in this meal plan are kid-tested and kid-approved by all the kiddos I cook for at school.  

Scroll down to the bottom for a printable menu and grocery list with everything that you need to make these meals at home.  The grocery list has some extra space in case I forgot an ingredient or two – which happens from time to time.

April 1 – April Fools

april fools food | meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potatoes icing recipe

Meatloaf Cupcakes

April 2

60-minute bbq chicken meatballs with hidden veggies

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Meatballs
Egg Noodles

April 3

one dish jalapeno popper chicken and rice casserole

Jalapeno Popper Chicken and Rice Casserole
Baby Carrots

April 4


April 5 – Happy Easter!

easy homemade manicotti | pomi tomato review

*make extra sauce and freeze it for recipes later in the month

April 6

black bean and corn quesadillas

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

April 7


April 8

30 minute teriyaki chicken and rice or quinoa recipe kid friendly

Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

April 9

20 minute chorizo taco recipe

20 Minute Chorizo Tacos

April 10

easy 20 minute pasta with bacon and peas

Pasta with Bacon and Peas

April 11

Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Vegetables Recipe

Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Vegetables
Sweet Potato Fries

April 12

This Spaghetti Sauce will make you famous! Easy Kid-Friendly Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce and Pasta
*use the leftover sauce you made last weekend

April 13

alphabet vegetable soup

Alphabet Vegetable Soup
Grilled Cheese

April 14

cooking matters | share our strength | no kid hungry |} turkey tacos recipe

Turkey Tacos

April 15


April 16

Asian Noodle Stir Fry

April 17

The ULTIMATE Nacho Bar!
The ULTIMATE Nacho Bar!

DIY Nacho Bar

April 18

mini corn dog bites

Mini Corn Dog Bites

April 19

Roasted Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
*make extra mashed potatoes and keep them in the fridge for a recipe next week 

April 20

Baked Ziti Recipe

Baked Ziti
Green Beans
*Use leftover Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce for this recipe

April 21

60 minute mini chicken pot pie with homemade pie dough moms bistro foolproof

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

April 22

sloppy joes with hidden veggies 20 minute meal moms bistro

20 Minute Sloppy Joe’s
Sweet Potato Fries

April 23


April 24

English Muffin Pizzas
*Use the last of your Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce from earlier in the month

April 25

Beaners and Wieners
Mixed Veggies

April 26

traditional shepherd's pie recipe with hidden vegetables

Shepherd’s Pie

April 27

ultimate macaroni and cheese

Ultimate 30 Minute Macaroni and Cheese

April 28

Chicken Quesadillas

April 29


April 30

Breakfast For Dinner

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– taco shells
– … if I missed anything else in this grocery list, let me know in the comments!

Click on the grocery list above for a printable PDF version of April’s Month of Meals, and share it with your friend and family who are looking for new dinner ideas and a few ways to save some money on their grocery bill.

I grind my own chicken, it saves me a ton of money, and I know how fresh it really is.  Using one large chicken breast, and grinding it myself yields 40 meatballs.  Learn how to grind your own chicken in three easy steps.

how to grind chicken
Click Here To Learn How To Grind Chicken With A Food Processor

Need more inspiration?  Try January, February or March’s Month of Meals.  

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February 2015 Budget Meal Plan - A Month of Meals for $148 | 28 Days of No-Repeat Dinner Menu Plan
February 2015 Budget Meal Plan – A Month of Meals for $148 | 28 Days of No-Repeat Dinner Menu Plan
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March 2015 Budget Meal Plan - A Month of Meals for $166
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  1. Lindsie, I’m living your menus! I’m always looking for new recipe ideas and the ones I’ve tried have all turned out great! Cooking does not come naturally to me so I was wondering what the recipes were for these two dinners you mentioned for April: Asian noodle stir fry and Manicotti.

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