The most important thing about meal planning is just to do it. But for those who are doing this for the first time, or who haven’t had success with meal planning in the past, it helps to know a reliable first step. And it’s easy.
Take a look at your calendar.
If you don’t have a working family calendar, better start one so you’ll always know who’s where and when.
Your calendar will tell you who’s home on each night – both to eat and to cook. It will become obvious that some nights you’ll need to plan something quick and easy, and maybe even portable. Other nights you’ll have the luxury of time as well as extra hands to help.
What is your calendar telling you?