I have found in recent years that I have a love-hate relationship with meal planning. I love having the order of a plan, but I hate making the plan.
Though I may not like doing the plan, I have learned that meal planning really does help our budget. So I have learned to keep meal planning simple so we save more money.
Despite being the one who has to do all the things with meal planning, it has to be done. When I am in a rut and I need to get back on track these are the steps I take.
I have learned that when I have new recipes that I LOVE that I am more consistent with cooking. When I’m in a rut I almost always look for a new recipe on Pinterest.
I don’t know about you, but freezer meals are my LIFE! When I struggle with meal planning and cooking, then I know that I need to make some freezer meals to get my life back on track.
It’s important to build those relationships with your children. They learn to communicate during dinner time.
I started making the kids help prepare the meals for dinner. When the kids are engaged and peeling potatoes or a cucumber they are more likely to eat them.