Use these seasonal March dinner menu ideas as inspiration and a starting point for your own family menus. Easy, from scratch, and healthy!
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March is that month when you're SO ready for spring...but then winter seems to hang on for just a little longer than we'd like.
But March is definitely the time we start thinking about the upcoming gardening season, which gets me excited for all the fresh food we can look forward to harvesting.
Which then leads me to think about what I have preserved from last season.
So, one of the main things I do in March is to start taking stock of our freezer and pantry to make sure we are using them throughout the next few months. It's my regular spring "use-up."
This use-up does two things:
- It helps us to use the produce within a year (usually the optimum time frame).
- And it makes room for the upcoming season.
So when meal planning for March I look for ways to use things like:
What can you use up this month and next?
March Dinner Menu Ideas
Soft Tacos with Easy Refried Beans
Quick Sausage & Kale or Swiss Chard Frittata Recipe, left over artisan bread, vegetable plate and Creamy Feta Dip
Garlic Shrimp and Green Bean Pasta 30 Minute Meal, green salad with cranberries & feta
Greek Style Shrimp and Orzo Recipe, green salad
Haystacks: leftover chicken chili over 10 Minute Baked Tortilla Chips + lettuce, cheese, onions, tomatoes, etc. for toppings
One Pot Italian Pasta with Sausage & Spinach, cut vegetables
Monthly Dessert Idea
Individual Berry Crisp with Big Crumb Topping (to use up any frozen berries you may have!)
What about Saturdays & Sundays?
Our family’s menu always has a couple of standards for the weekends - it's one of the ways I make menu planning easier!
I hope you enjoy and are able to use some of these favorite family meals of ours. You can follow me on Pinterest for even more simple, seasonal and from scratch dinner ideas!