5 Tips For Easy Peasy Menu Planning
1. A Blank Calender: You can download and print a blank calender or I bought a blank 12 month calender from dollar tree. Make spaces on each day for breakfast lunch and dinner.
2. Write a list of meals- from family favorites to quick and easy to crock pot meals. Use the quick & easy and crock pot meals for those days when you don’t have much time or energy to cook or meal prep.
3. When making your grocery list separate items into different areas of the store (Deli, Dairy, Meat,Produce,Frozen, Ect.) filling in your list and shopping with be easier and quicker since everything is in order and you won’d run around the store getting things you forgot.
4. Fill in your calender. I usually use the same breakfast 2-3 days a week and just alternate. The same with lunch.
5. Go shopping!
One of the great things about menu planning is the fact that everything is planned. I have a plastic tub in my fridge that I use for my meat for the next few days. I take out what’s needed for the next 3-4 days, so no waiting for things to defrost!