Do you enjoy cooking? If it’s a big fat no this blog may help you out today. This is honestly my driving force behind simple meal planning with theme nights!

A plate with the words "meal plan" on it.

Simple Meal Planning with Theme Nights

Tell me I can’t be the only one who doesn’t enjoy cooking. It’s sometimes painful for me. Always has been. I cook out of necessity, but really, one thing that has made it easier for me is intentional planning, especially with simple meal planning with theme nights as one of those planning strategies. Today on the blog, I’m sharing about simple meal planning with theme nights and I’m also sharing 15 simple meal planning theme night ideas.

What is a theme night?

Simple meal planning with theme nights means that you pull from a certain theme for each night in your week. Reducing decision fatigue and making it easier to pick recipes for each night. It’s a pretty simple concept, right?!

If you’re often standing in the kitchen wondering what to make, here are….

15 simple meal planning theme night ideas

  1. Soup Mondays: 30 best soup recipes
  2. Taco Tuesdays: The best homemade tacos
  3. Chicken fajitas Wednesdays
  4. Chilli Thursdays
  5. Fish Fridays
  6. Pizza Saturdays
  7. Spaghetti Sundays
  8. Sandwiches or wraps
  9. Breakfast for supper
  10. Pasta
  11. Leftover night
  12. Picky plates: How to make lunches painless and quick with picky plates
  13. Burgers
  14. Stew
  15. Casserole night

I linked some recipes for many of the above theme night ideas too when you click on the links!

FREEBIE: Picky plate template to make your lunches much simpler!

Are you looking for more resources to simplify your life at home with children? You may love being on my newsletter list. You’ll get access to the freebie vault, full of helpful guides and tips to help you simplify even more. One of them being my much sought after - picky plate template. It’s what we use most days for our lunch so that we’re no more wondering what to eat for lunch.

And. Even for the people who really dislike cooking (like me), having a plan can help relieve some of that dreading it feeling when it’s supper time. We actually have a great setup for breakfast foods and lunch foods with our picky plates, but suppers are the ones I struggle with for sure. Remembering to simple meal plan with theme nights makes it so much easier for me and predictable for everyone too!


Pen to meal plan on paper with the 15 ideas.

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Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!