Meal Prep & Planning

Planning for a weekly meal can prove to be a bit of a challenge. Our schedules make it difficult to prepare a home-cooked meal on a regular basis. However, the benefits of a weekly meal far outweigh the minor inconveniences. Continue reading

Meal planning is all about convenience – it allows you to plan a week or more of meals ahead of time, often prepping them beforehand. It lets you see exactly what you will be eating each day of the week without worrying about it or wondering if you have the right ingredients, and also makes it easier to ensure your family has balanced meals.

Here are some tips for meal planning, especially when it comes to the details, like planning out your grocery list:

Take Inventory First

Any meal planner knows that this is the first step. You need to know what you already have for a few different reasons. First of all, many leftovers can be used for different dishes, so you don’t have to waste them. It is also a good idea to take stock so you can plan meals based around certain ingredients you have. And lastly, it keeps you from adding an item to your grocery list that you already have. Continue reading