For many people, it can be hard to get started with a meal plan. Instead of letting that hold you back, let go over some reasons to push you forward.
Meal planning is NOT just about what you think you might want to eat for dinner. A good meal planner knows to shop their fridge and freezer first before sitting down and planning out the rest of the week.
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Using what you have on hand, will help you save money and reduce food waste.
Prep as much of your food as you can as soon as you get home from the grocery store. This will save you time later on in the week.
Having some of your ingredients prepared ahead of time means less time in the kitchen preparing dinner during the week.
“ Themed nights are great. Think like pasta night, salad night, pizza night, bowl night, taco night, rice night, or soup night. This can help to keep you focused and make it easier to choose a recipe for each night’s dinner. “
Monday is often one of the most frustrating days of the week as we get back into our regular routine after a weekend off. Pick something easy for Monday's night dinner.
Ask each family member what are some of the meals that they would like to have included in your meal plans for the week.
You are ready to begin your meal planning journey.