I’ve always thought Meal Planning was for those neurotic people who planned every minute of their lives, but after many nights of going to the super market to find just a few ingredients for that night’s diner I became stressed and exhausted. Since Sarah started eating 3 meals a day, I found myself at multiple supermarkets 3-4 times a week, or worse, eating frozen food. For someone who likes to cook and create food I was no longer enjoying myself as I prepared food for my family. Needless to say I was even more stressed, as I had to drag my toddler around with me on those supermarket trips.
Therefore after some research and planning I am proud to say I am part of that neurotic club! For the past few months I’ve been meal planning and I LOVE it!
I decided that finding time to work out is not YET in the near future, but what I put in my mouth is. So every Sunday night I browse my Pinterest pages and favorite cookbooks for new and exciting recipes to make for my weekly meals. I searched for different menu designs. I picked one I liked best and tried it for the week.
After using it for 2 weeks, I decided to make my own calendar based on what works for my family.
It’s been working great! Both my family and I know what to expect on any given day. Seeing the week laid out in black and white also makes sure we don’t eat out too often.
Note: I don’t plan lunches or breakfasts, but I like to keep track of what Sarah is eating. That way I make sure Sarah is eating a balanced diet.
Do you Meal Plan? What do you use to get organized?