Planning your meals is a surefire way to save time and money while ensuring control over your diet.
Simply by sitting down once a week to check your commitments for the week ahead will give you an idea of how many meals to plan for, and the style of food you can prepare. A busy schedule will mean a quick and easy meal is the order of the day. A day at home could mean a chance to cook up a stockpile to keep you going for a long time.
Once you’ve checked your schedule, it’s time to check what’s already on hand. Check the fridge, the freezer and the pantry. You’ve already paid for that food. And with any luck you won’t need to go shopping at all.
But if you do need to shop for groceries, you can go with a list compiled directly from your meal plan. That magic list will save money and time.
If you’re a newcomer to meal planning, a great place to start is to think of a handful of meals that you and your family like to eat, which are easy to prepare.
Can you list 5 meals that are tasty and easy to prepare?