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Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

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Looking at the week ahead is always overwhelming. You want to meal plan, but the week seems too busy already. However, you know you will do your family a big service by going ahead with meal planning for the week. Here are some meal planning tips for a busy week that every woman should know about.

Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Keep a meal journal

You may be wondering what a meal journal is, but it’s exactly what it sounds like. You’re essentially keeping a log of what foods you have made for each week. This doesn’t need to be a fancy journal. You can get a $1 notebook and use it as your meal journal.

Keep a list of rotating meals

The key to meal planning is knowing what you’re cooking. If you make the meals too difficult, then meal planning is going to be harder. I like to keep 10-14 meals on rotation for the month. My family is okay with having the same meals, so I do just that. I try to add a new meal into the rotation every so often.

Do a little prepping

I always used to laugh when people would say they prepped to save time. However, just cutting up the veggies can really help you save time during the week. Right before a football game, the last thing I have time for is cutting up a bunch of veggies.

Theme nights, work wonders

I don’t know how many of you do this, but my boys love it. We have theme nights around here for meals. You got it, we have pizza night and taco night. It makes things easier when our lives are super hectic. My kids are teenagers and they love the predictability of theme nights.

Keep your shopping days the same

You’re more likely to stick to meal planning if you shop on the same day. For example, shopping for groceries every other Thursday. This is a good idea because you KNOW you will be grocery shopping that day and therefore you don’t need to think about it!

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I’m living proof that meal planning is possible, even when you have a busy week ahead.

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13 Comments

  1. Commit to it! And do it on Sunday before it gets too late.

  2. I like to make more than one batch at a time, and freeze the extra portions.

  3. DealinDiva says:

    I like to chop my veggies and keep it in the freezer so when I am ready to cook it’s less work.

  4. I don’t have any meal planning tips but I need to start doing it. I was looking into a subscription service.

  5. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I plan my meals for the week on sunday before I go grocery shopping.

  6. Sara Zielinski says:

    Plan ahead and make a grocery list based on that.

  7. Some nights I double a recipe and freeze one for another busy night to just put in the oven!

  8. I meal plan based on the weekly grocery store ads.

  9. James Robert says:

    Set out all ingredients before you start. I have been known to forget an ingredient a time or two. A dad learning to cook…

  10. I almost always plan meals at the beginning of the week so that I know what to get from the market in one trip! Also, if I know what we’re having then the leftovers are re-purposed!

  11. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I like to prep the day before. Makes it so much easier!

  12. I try to prep a few weekday meals on the weekend. This helps with our busy schedules.

  13. Tracie Cooper says:

    I plan my weekly menu based on the weekly grocery circular ad!

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