You’ll find some simple tips and techniques to learn how menu planning can save time and money in the long run.
Start with the how to, menu planning ideas and a basic menu planning template and you’ll be a meal planning pro in no time at all.
HOW TO: MENU PLANNING IDEAS
Now this may not be much of a big deal for some of you naturally organized people, but if you are like me I understand if you are feeling a bit of hesitancy at the thought of planning out every single meal.
I had read somewhere that menu planning could help me not spend as much in the grocery store so I thought I would give it a try figuring it wouldn’t really save me that much and I could say I tried it and move on complaining about how much our bill was each week.
After sitting at the kitchen table for about 15 minutes I not only had a menu plan, but I had a grocery list too! Having a plan makes it so much easier to make a grocery list of only the things you need.
Not only has menu planning helped me keep a $200 a month grocery budget, but knowing what’s for dinner each morning and not having the chore of deciding makes life so much less stressful around here especially on our super busy days!
I try to build my weeks menu around what I already have on hand. This also helps when I grocery shop for the week because I usually only need one or two ingredients for each meal.
MEAL PLANNING TIPS FOR SUCCESS