Meal Planning – Easy as 1, 2, 3

Just some of my favorite cookbooks that I use for Meal Planning.

It’s dinner time – do you start worrying about what you are going to make at 5:30 P.M.? Do you sometimes find the task of making dinner overwhelming and opt for take out instead? If so, then Meal Planning is here to save you.

Menu planning is a great way to make sure you’re eating a balanced diet and meeting your nutritional needs. And, as every frugal cook knows, menu planning can save you time and money.

Here are 3 easy steps to get you started:

Plan on Friday: Look at the week ahead, assess your schedule and the nights you plan to cook at home, and then decide on the recipes you want to make.

Shop on Saturday: After you have a chance to scan your recipes, check the pantry and make a grocery list. Then head to the grocery store to shop for your meal plan.

Prep on Sunday: A Sunday prep session in the kitchen (even just 30 minutes), helps put your meal plan into action and makes weeknight cooking feel a little easier.

Download the Meal Planning template and get started this week!