One of the most time consuming parts of the week for me can be in the kitchen. Our family loves home cooked meals… but they have to be simple and quick for this mama, especially during the week. My personal grocery list and menu plan printable is easy to implement and simple enough to follow through on a weekly basis! It will help you save time and money.
I usually rotate recipes the family loves and add them to the meal planner. Then, I go though each recipe and check the pantry and fridge, to see if I have the ingredients, if I don’t (or am running low) I add them to the grocery list. The best part is that we are all on the same page before the week starts and this mama is no longer stressed about dinner. The kids know what we are having for dinner ahead of time and I don’t get the sad or mad faces as often.
TIP: When you are planning dinner for the week make sure to get everyone involved. Ask the kids to pick one dinner option. When they feel involved they are more likely to go with the flow.
The biggest time saver for me is knowing what I need for each meal beforehand. The list is ready for when the hubby goes grocery shopping and I take something off my plate to do something else. I am no longer consumed by what we are having for dinner unless the chef (me) messes it up which still happens from time to time.
If this is something you might like to try, download my free printable to plan meals and your grocery trip each week. Once you get the hang of it, you can rotate meals, try new ones, and maybe try to plan two or three weeks at a time. I just started planning three weeks ahead and I’m liking it.
I hope you give meal planning a try and find it helpful! Maybe you can work on that project you’ve had on your to-do list with the time you save. I love hearing from you! Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions down below or DM me on instagram @sandroxxie
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