Every Saturday we sit down with our meal planning sheet and plan out what we are doing and what we are going to have for dinner. We create our shopping list based off of the weekly meal plan.
Try it out and see if it works for you. Some of the surprising benefits of doing this is:
- We have stopped eating out as much. Not only have we saved money, but it is so much healthier. My children have gotten involved in the process of deciding what we eat and they help me make it sometimes.
- We save time. When we know that on Monday we are having chicken breasts for dinner, We might cook a few extra and use it for dinner on Wednesday. When we had no plan, we couldn’t plan ahead.
- We eat together as a family every night. Well, almost every night, life does happen, but for the most part, we sit together at the table every night and eat a meal together.
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Want to download our meal planner? Click here or the image below.
Feel free to print these off and use them for personal use. Pin them now to remind you to start fresh next week. I hope they help you plan ahead and conquer the daily battle of “what’s for dinner.”