Meal Planning Effectively: Free Meal Plan Included!

“It always seems impossible, until its DONE..”

I know it seems like a time consuming task. But think about the time (and money) you will save. My best advice is to just grab a pen and paper and just START! It is really simple, as long as you have a plan.

Making a Plan

Let me explain. If you plan ahead what you will have each night then there won’t be a guessing game. Now your plan doesn’t have to perfectly set. If you planned to have Taco Tuesday but when Tuesday comes, you feel like having pizza HAVE PIZZA.

Here is a Plan I came up with prep ideas and also a free 7 day workout plan!

Get your Family Involved

Have your family sit down with you while you plan your meals. It will lead to more positive vibes if everyone is on one accord. Allow the little ones to add their input or even just include some sauces like “bbq chicken” or “ranch turkey chops”.

Pick a Day to Shop 

Pick a day to shop that works for you. If Wednesdays work best for you and Sundays don’t, do it on Wednesdays. I choose Sundays because that is the one dedicated day I know I’ll have all day to plan, shop, and prep. Do what works.

Leftovers are your Friend

Even though you have planned a meal everyday, there may be days where you have leftovers. Have them for lunch the next day OR use the meat from one dinner and incorporate the next night. If you have leftover bbq chicken from a dinner tuesday, shred the chicken up and add it to a flatbread with some red onions for a pizza!

Check your Calendar 

Before you plan every week, check the calendar for super busy days. On Tuesdays and Thursdays right now we have football practice for our little man. So we have quick dinners those nights.

Check amazon for containers to put your leftovers or even meal prep. Here are some awesome ones!

8 Replies to “Meal Planning Effectively: Free Meal Plan Included!”

  1. I used to meal plan and have gotten out of the habit. This is a good reminder to start again. It will make my week SO much easier!! Thanks for the tips.

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