Meal planning is a key change I made in an effort to organise my time, reduce stress, reduce waste and save money on my grocery shop. It is so nice not to have to worry about what’s for dinner and I love staring into an empty fridge at the end of the week when it’s time to restock again. Prior to meal planning there was so much waste and excess in my home.
My rule is that there are no rules! I switch days up if I need to – for me the key is no waste and sticking to my budget. You may start with planning only 2 or 3 days or you may choose to plan a month in advance. Do what works for you and your family, there is no one best way.
These are a selection of meal plans to inspire your journey. I arrange for my groceries to be delivered on a Friday ready for my meal plan to begin on Saturday. This allows me to factor in any activities on the weekend. It stops unnecessary top-up shops and stops my meal plan being derailed.