Have you ever tried meal planning using theme nights? Maybe you’ve tried doing “Taco Tuesday” or “Meatless Monday” at your house?
If you’ve never heard of themed meal planning, here’s the gist. You have a pre-planned dinner theme for each night of the week.
The benefit? Having pre-determined themes cuts down significantly on the amount of time you have to spend thinking about what you’re going to make for dinner. If it’s “Taco Tuesday,” you know you’re making some kind of tacos. Awesome, right?
Admittedly, I never used to meal plan this way, but the more I experiment with it, the more I love it because I realize how much time and brainpower it saves me.
That’s why I created the ultimate list of themed meal planning ideas for you!
And because I want you to see the joy of themed meal planning, I’ve done the hard part for you. I’ve come up with thirty (yes, THIRTY) themed meal planning ideas for you to choose from. With this list, you can easily plan a weekly rotation of themes, or, if you want, you can even plan an entire month of meals before you have to repeat the themes.
And just to go completely over the top, I’ve also created an actual week-long themed meal plan for you, recipes and all. Just print it out and your meals for the week are set.
So check out this ultimate list of themed meal planning ideas, download your starter meal plan, and get pumped for the easy dinners that await you.
Asian-Inspired Cuisine Night
Breakfast for Dinner Night
Egg Dish Night
Grain Bowl Night
Homemade Pizza Night
Instant Pot Night
Kids Cooking Night
No cooking required! Hooray!
Meatless Dinner Night
Mexican-Inspired Cuisine Night
Sheet Pan Dinner Night
Slow Cooker Night
Soup and Salad Night
Soup and Sandwich Night
Stir Fry Night
And there you have it. Thirty themes that will work for any family on any budget. Dinner just got so much simpler.
Don’t forget to download your FREE 7 day meal plan to get a quick and easy start to themed meal planning. I hope you love it!