So I've shared 4 of my 2014 goals with y'all already and one of those goals is to make healthy eating a priority and a reality for my family on regular basis. Part of that goal requires meal planning. Since writing that post, I have gotten a few emails asking what my meal planning looks like and how we do it at my house. So, I decided to do a post! It's really quite simple actually. On the back of my pantry door I painted some panels with chalk board pant a few months back. I use the top panel for to-do's, grocery lists, encouraging words and currently for the list of foods that Georgia has tried. The bottom panel we reserve for our weekly menu.
Every Sunday (or Saturday - depending on the weekend), Matt and I take 10 minutes to plan out our meals for the week. We try to go through our pantry and try to incorporate any ingredients we already have first. Then, I write the meals on our pantry door so there is never a question and I won't forget. Once we make our meal plans, we go through a make a grocery list. Now, we typically only plan our dinner meals. Matt usually grabs a smoothie on the way out the door and then eats lunch out or with the pharmacy. So when we are making our grocery list I tend to consider my breakfast and lunch meals for the week too since I am at home. Then, viola! We grocery shop once a week and it's done. It also makes is easy for me every morning to know what's for dinner that night so I can plan my day accordingly!
What works at your house?