My Guide to Meal Planning – Week by Week
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Ah, meal planning. The one thing that can make or break our budget each week.
With a plan, I make some rockin’ dinners, my husband has lunch for work the next day, and we save quite a bit of money.
Without a plan, we eat junk food, make a lot of fast food runs, throw out food that just sat around unused, and we spend more money than is necessary for a family of four.
The short amount of time it takes to meal plan is well worth the money spent on food that will just sit and go bad and most certainly worth the healthier bodies from less fast food and junk.
The key to a successful, week by week, meal plan is just a little organization.
All you need is a calendar sheet, a pad of paper, and a pen! No need to have any special calendar, just print your monthly calendar from your computer or email or use the one on your wall!
There are times I just divide out sections on a piece of scratch paper for each day I’m planning meals. I don’t always bother with a calendar.
The simpler, the better.
I only plan one week at a time or I find that I throw away more food.