April Menu Plan | 30 Days of Kid Friendly Dinners with Free Printable Grocery List and Recipes for $267 with Easter Dinner

Spring is finally here.. kinda.  I honestly think that there was/is going to be nicer weather in March than there is in April, but I’m not here to talk about the weather, I’m here to talk about menu planning and saving money!

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April’s Menu has 30 days of kid-friendly dinners, with 8 new recipes this month!  The total for all groceries for this menu was $267 and includes a beautiful Easter dinner.  Each night is something new and there are no repeats.  Except leftover night, of course.  Like in other months, the NEW recipes will be shared throughout the month to keep content fresh.  Sign up to receive e-mails to get first access to the new recipes when they are posted.

For instant access to April’s new recipes and a breakdown of the menu, with weekly grocery lists, tips to make dinner run smoothly for the week, and bonus dessert recipes, visit my Etsy Store and get your copy for only $2.50!

April 2017 Menu

I have been on a huge cookbook kick lately, and now I have so many new cookbooks that DJ has to build me a new bookcase to display them all!  All I have to do is find somewhere to put it.  But, with all of these new cookbooks has come some serious inspiration, and that is why there are 8 new recipes for the month of April.  I am most excited for the Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Rolls at the end of the month.  All of the new recipes are inspired by spring too, and are full of light, spring ingredients that are in season.

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If you’ve been following Mom’s Bistro, you’ll know that I like to shop in bulk whenever possible.  Shopping in bulk saves me a ton of money, especially when it comes to buying meat.  Buy shopping as much as you can in bulk, means less trips to the grocery store, which saves money.  As a general rule, I like to buy my produce and dairy/deli each week (and maybe bread too) to keep it freshest.  Potatoes, onions and garlic can be bought in bulk and stored in a cool, dark area.

To make this menu at $267, I shopped around for the best deals.  By now, I have become very familiar with my grocery stores sales cycles, and this makes it easy for me to know what to plan, and how to plan it.  I plan each months menu based on produce that is in season, and just what exactly is on sale at the grocery store.  Shopping at Walmart for canned goods/grocery items will be one of your biggest savings too.  For the most part, their prices are $0.20-$1.00 cheaper on everything.  For example, I can get organic crushed tomatoes for $1.67, and at my local Safeway, they are $2.  It makes it really easy to swap in organic ingredients at Walmart, because of the savings.  And if you’re not concerned about buying organic, a can of conventional crushed tomatoes is $1.24.

Here’s what’s for dinner in April.  Click on the links for step-by-step directions on how to make each recipes.  For the printable version of April’s recipes, scroll down to the bottom and download the free PDF version.

April 1 – April Fools

april fools food | meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potatoes icing recipe

Meatloaf Cupcakes

April 2

herb and garlic roasted chicken easy roast chicken recipe moms bistro

Herb and Garlic Roasted Chicken
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Potatoes

April 3

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Peas and Carrots

April 4

chicken noodle casserole recipe leftover chicken easy kid friendly dinner idea moms bistro

Chicken Noodle Casserole

April 5

Leftover Night

April 6

teriyaki chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

April 7

Cheesy Zucchini Noodles with Bacon – NEW!

April 8

Tatertot Casserole

April 9

Spaghetti and Meatballs

April 10

Vegetable Fried Rice

April 11

taco night 20 minute ground beef tacos tacos with hidden vegetables week night meal taco tuesday moms bistro

20 Minute Ground Beef Tacos with Hidden Vegetables

April 12

Leftover Night

April 13

Breakfast For Dinner

April 14

Homemade Pizza Night

April 15

Stove Top Chicken with Leeks and Spinach – NEW!

April 16 – Easter

orange glazed easter ham

Glazed Spiral Ham
Green Beans
Baby Carrots
Herbed Mashed Potatoes

April 17

Penne Al’Arrbbiata – NEW!

April 18

BLAT Sandwiches – NEW!
(Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato Sandwich)

April 19

Leftover Night

April 20

week night meal solution 30 minute pasta with meat sauce spaghetti and meat sauce recipe moms bistro

Pasta with Meat Sauce

April 21

Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Vegetables Recipe

Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Vegetables 
Oven Baked French Fries 

April 22

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs

April 23

Sausage and Polenta Bowl – NEW!

April 24

Spaghetti with Garlicky Greens – NEW!

April 25

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

April 26

Leftover Night

April 27

sloppy joes with hidden veggies 20 minute meal moms bistro

Sloppy Joes
Sweet Potato Fries
Corn and Peas

April 28

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Rolls – NEW!

April 29

Sheet Tray Mexican Stuffed Peppers – NEW!

April 30

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Click the links below for the printable Monthly Grocery List and Menu and the Recipes*.

April 2017 Recipes 1

April 2017 Recipes 2

April Monthly Menu Plan and Grocery List

For instant access to all recipes, and a weekly grocery list and menu breakdown, visit my Etsy Shop and get your copy for only $2.50.

*Download does NOT include any “NEW” recipes.


  1. Just purchased March meals 2017.
    Sheet tray Mexican peppers. Does not say what to do with the 15 oz tin of tomato sauce. Do I mic it into the meat or spoon it on top before the cheese.
    Thanks Michele

  2. So I’m using this list and the cheesy zucchini noodles with bacon, along with the other dinners highlighted in red are “unclickable” and I need the recipes for them please. I tried using the search but there are no results on this website. I can google it but id rather use your recipe since I have all the ingredients. Thank you

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