Here are two little things about meal planning for me: 1- I can meal plan with the best of them. 2- We hardly ever stick to our meal plan! Please tell me that I am not the only one who meal plans, but then doesn’t stick to it! Life just happens and sometimes cooking just isn’t in the cards. And to top it off, its not like my kids eat anything anyways! It drives me crazy!!
I will share how I meal plan though- maybe putting it here will make me more accountable to actually sticking to it!
Typically on Saturday, I will sit down and look at what we have going on for the week. From there, I will look to see what we have in the fridge/freezer/pantry and starting looking for recipes. While I am planning out our meals, I pull up the recipes and start a list of ingredients that I need to get from the grocery store. I also will add in our staples and things for the girls. After I have my list together it is time to shop! I typically do this on Saturday or Sunday.
When I was pregnant, I started using grocery pickup and it was life changing! After Millie Cate, I started having our groceries delivered and it is hands down one of the best things! I use Shipt, and was able to get it for around $49.99 a year- I think! Feel free to use this code (mClv7) if you’d like to try it! It will allow you to get $50 off of your membership and I would also get a $50 credit! It is a win/win! I’m pretty sure that you can get your first delivery for free too, if you want to try it!
They bring them in and they get organized and put right up, then I am ready for the week!
There are a few things that we tend to do every week that makes the meal planning a little easier! During the fall and winter months, it is always Soup Sunday! Here are a few of our most recent soups! I’ll link the recipe above each picture!
White Chicken Chili (this was not my favorite)
On Tuesday’s it is a later dance night, so I typically try to do something in the crockpot.
On Friday’s we do pizza! We will either do homemade, delivery or pizza logs! Something quick and easy to end the week!
I have a couple of go-to cook books that I tend to pull recipes from:
I hope this helps you a little bit with your meal planning! I’m hoping to start posting our meal plan on Sunday’s of what we eat with pictures and recipes!
Happy meal planning!
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