I have really been getting into meal planning, so I don’t go crazy at 5pm trying to figure out what to make or just staring at my pantry trying to put ingredients together to make dinner. Meal Planning also saves you money because you don’t have a tendency to go out to eat because you already have your menu planned out. Plus it helps you create an easy grocery list.
When I create my grocery list I usually write it out by aisle, most of the stores are setup similarly. You can get your grocery shopping done faster and won’t forget items and have to go back later.
I do my meal planning on Sunday night because I go grocery shopping on Monday mornings. The first thing I do is look through my cupboards and pantry and figure out what we already have and what meals I could make out of those items. Then I look through my Pinterest boards for ideas. I just recently alphabetized my boards so I can find them easier.
There are tons of articles out there that you can find on meal planning with printables that will help meal planning even easier.
You can also look at the sales flyers for the week and see what is on sale and do your menu according to what is on sale. So if chicken is on sale this week, you can stock up on chicken and make a couple of meals with chicken this week.
My friend Angie over at Angie’s Angle has several meal planning posts that will help you out.
Here are some great Menu Planning Printables and posts that I think are great resources
I have a Meal Planning Pinterest Board you can look at for more ideas or inspiration.
Do you meal plan if so what tips do you have to make meal planning easier?