Need some more good reasons to start meal planning? (Or start again like me?)
You wouldn’t believe how forgetful I am at times. At least half of the times that I grocery shop, within minutes of being home I think of something that I should’ve had on the list. Does anyone else do this?
So what do I do when I’m missing that one ingredient again?
I call my neighbors! Megan, Sonia, Susan or Jeanne are the closest and they’ll either have what I need, or will be going to the store soon. If not them, I could list at least 10 other neighbors I could call and they wouldn’t think anything of it. We’re very blessed to live in a neighborhood with so many who have become close friends and who don’t mind helping each other out.
OR if I would just get back to my meal planning, I wouldn’t have this problem in the first place. Will you help?
I’m a detail girl, and this is specifically how I could use your help – I’d like to know how exactly do you do your meal planning…
- Do you write your meal plans in your iPhone? Your day planner? On a sheet by the fridge?
- Do you plan for one week? Two? Longer?
- Do you make out your grocery list at the same time you meal plan?
- Do you plan exactly what you’ll have for each breakfast, lunch and dinner? Do you generally stick to those plans?
- Or do you do what I used to? I always kept stuff for breakfasts and lunches on hand, and for dinners, I just made one list with many different meals to choose from on any given night, and made sure I had what I needed for those.
- Any suggestions to make this easier? (Specifically, how to cut down on the time it takes to menu plan?)
I can’t wait to hear from you, then I’m going to try to get back into this habit. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
Try these meal plans if you’d like some help!
Or for those grain-free or on GAPS:
- Kitchen Tips
- Have you heard of germinated brown rice? It’s so good and even better for you than regular brown rice!
- Kids’ school lunches – food additives and learning/behavior problems