My daughter recently told us she preferred home cooked meals rather than take-out food! Uh oh, guilty parent moment...
This was the kick start we needed to get more organised and plan family dinners.
With our busy schedule, we've found eating (good) home cooked meals each night can be a challenge. Especially with so many after-school activities that are just before (or on) dinnertime. After a few weeks, taking the time to plan out our weekly meals on a Meal Planner, has made all the difference.
Why didn't we start this sooner?!
We include the kids in choosing the menu for the week, so they get to add in their favourites. No more "what are we having for dinner?" everyone simply checks the list and can see what we're having.
Our first Meal Planner was simply having the meals up on a whiteboard, but that wasn't quite pretty enough for me! This Meal Planner Printable and Grocery List is my updated version and has helped us get organised at dinnertime.
We plan our meals and write any notes; like activities for that day or which cookbook has the recipe for a particular meal. I also designed a Grocery List printable. There are 2 versions, one has a similar number of items per grocery section, while the other version has more weighting on produce and pantry items.
The Meal Planner and Grocery List printables are in the shop now, as an instant download you can get started right now! Simply add to cart, download and print, it's too easy!
Once I got started with meal planning, I knew I could make it even easier for myself. Working with customer requests I designed more Meal Planning printables to suit a range of meal planning styles.
Want to plan meals monthly? An inventory of your freezer and pantry? Cheat sheets of Favourite Meals & Recipes?
Introducing the Meal Planning Kit
Everything you need to plan meals and take control of your kitchen.
This Printable 20+ fillable kit includes the following: Weekly Meal Planners, Monthly Meal Planners, Grocery Lists, Meal Prep Planners, Favourite Meals Cheat Sheets, Pantry, Freezer and Fridge Inventories, Food Websites, Recipes to Try.
Simply getting started is the first step to Meal Planning!