Meal planning is one of those things we dread but once we get our head around it and make it a habit the benefits far out weigh the negatives. Meal planning can save you money and time and is healthier than take away.
So how do we do it? 1. Start with a weekly timetable 2. Set aside 20-30 minutes each week to write down 5-6 recipes 3. Check the pantry and fridge to see what you need and write your shopping list
Sounds easy……so why don’t we all do it?
I struggle to come up with the recipes despite having shelves of cookbooks and 100s of saved recipes on my phone that will suit all the family. I also don’t know what I will feel like from one evening to the next.
I found a very simple solution. I asked each family member to give me 1 recipe. This way I know at least one of them will eat each meal. I ask them to vary it each week and I pass them a cookbook or 2 for ideas. If they are home I get them to help me prep and cook their recipe too.
If this doesn’t sound like it will work for you, you can also follow a few blogs where the hard work is already done and they send out a weekly menu plans. Here is my favourite: https://whatsgabycooking.com/
by Kerrin Sullivan