Meal Plan Mondays
Imagine you are staring at the clock wondering how it got so late and what on earth you are going to do for dinner while holding a fussy baby. Sound familiar?
It sure does to us! As parents we tend to get busy caring for our little ones, things get hectic and sometimes there's barely time to think, or drink (that rewarmed cup of coffee from 6 hours ago). Meal plans to the rescue! Dinner time can be a breeze if you managed to take some time on the weekend to sit down (OR! Have us do it for you!) and planned out what's for dinner this week.
I personally love to do my whole month, I have a giant white board calendar that hangs on the wall in my kitchen and armed with Pinterest (yay! for healthy family friendly recipes!) I go to town planning out meals for each night. It really helps cut back on the take out, cereal for dinner and the last minute I have no clue what to have moments.
My biggest tips for meal planning are:
- Pick a bunch of your favorite recipes
- Have somewhere visible to post your meal plan
- Write it all down
- Start small (Start with just dinners until you get the hang of it!)
- Take stock of what's in your pantry/fridge/freezer so you use up what you have on hand
- Make a grocery list to compliment your meal plan
- Print out your recipes so they are easy to read and find.
Here's a quick example of what my family is having this week:
Monday- Spinach Salad with leftover pork roast from Sunday Dinner and a homemade maple balasmic vinaigrette
Tuesday- Cheeseburger Casserole
Wednesday- Lemon Chicken Pasta
Thursday- Meatloaf, potatoes and asparagus
Friday- Taco Casserole
Saturday- BBQ with potato salad and coleslaw
Sunday- Turkey Dinner with a pie for dessert
Stay tuned! I'll be sharing our meal plans every Monday! I'll even include some links to recipes we are using.
Sounds like a lot to do? Why not let us do the work for you? Postpartum hours can be used to make a completely custom meal plan based on your family's needs and wants! We'll even do up an inventory of your pantry/fridge/freezer AND a grocery list for you. (We can even do the shopping and/or meal prep!)
Just contact us for more info!