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7 Day Dinner Meal Plan for Families

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Need some ideas for dinner recipes for your family? Try out these 7 dinner meals below.

  1. Orange chicken recipe.
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  2. Sweet and Tangy Glazed Salmon with Orange-Almond Rice
  3. Manicotti with Meat Sauce
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  4. Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells
  5. Slow-Cooker French Dip
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  6. Slow-Cooker Pot Roast and Potatoes
  7. Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
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You can also cook extra or use leftovers so you can have dinner for an extra day. If you did this for all 7 meals, you could potentially have 14 days of meals ready and on hand.

You could also consider preparing some of the meals ahead of time. For instance, you could put the pot roast and potatoes in a large ziploc bag so it is easier to throw in the crock pot when you are ready to cook.

If you have a favorite dinner recipe, feel free to comment below and let us know.

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7 Day Dinner Meal Plan for Families

Heather Gilmore

My name is Heather Gilmore. I am so happy to be able to have a space to share helpful insights and resources to other moms out there. Being a parent is hard work and I hope to be able to give you tips and strategies to make it at least a little bit easier and more enjoyable. We love our kids but any mom knows that they can also be exhausting and overwhelming at times, as well. I have a master's degree in social work. I work as a children's therapist. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, I am a freelance writer specializing in topics related to children and families. I have my own company called Hope Family Resources which provides resources in person and online to help families find greater hope, health, and happiness. See my site and learn more about me at: or email me at I have also published books on Amazon. Search for "Discpline and Parenting Strategies for Kids with ADHD," "Have Peace: How to Have Peace in Your Busy, Chaotic Life," and "Sibling Rivalry: How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry so You Won't Have to Anymore,"

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Gilmore, H. (2017). 7 Day Dinner Meal Plan for Families. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 22, 2020, from


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