How to Create a Meal Planning Pantry: Life gets pretty busy as a family, and having a pantry stocked with some essential inventory items takes the pressure out of cooking. If you have the ingredients on-hand in your pantry, it goes without saying that meals are easier and quicker to prepare. I like having options on hand should an ingredient unexpectedly be unavailable, and prefer not to run out of ingredients that are on scheduled meal plan. Let your pantry be your guide for family meals! Includes a Pantry Essentials Checklist and 5 Pantry Meal-Kit Recipes for when you need something to eat in a pinch!
Tips for Weekly Meal Planning from a Working Mom. Getting dinner on the table with your family doesn't have to be a struggle. This week I'm giving you a peek inside of my kitchen to see how we meal plan each week as a busy household. We've sharing tricks, tips, and a work-week's worth of recipes (complete with a shopping list) to get a delicious healthy food ready in half an hour or less.
10 Tips for Shopping a Farmer's Market Like a Meal Planning Pro. The first full week of June each year is Local Food Week in Ontario, Canada. And personally, I like to make a pretty big deal about Local Food Week, in part because I grew up on a farm. As a family, we’ve been needing an activity that gets us outside and enjoying the fresh air. We love celebrating Local Food Week by visiting a farmers market stand or two, and building all of the fresh ingredients into our weekly food and meal plan. These 10 tips will help you determine how to build a flexible grocery list that uses seasonal ingredients, and allows you to shop for your groceries at the farmer's market without feeling over-purchasing or feeling overwhelmed.
10 Meal Planning Tips to Save You Money. Are you looking for tips on how to start meal planning and manage a grocery list that will save your family money? This post has ten great tips that address how you stock your pantry, plan your meals and approach grocery shopping that will keep your family's food budget in check and save you money each week.
5 Reasons to Shop Online for Groceries for Meal Planning. Once you've got your weekly meal plan ready to go, how much time do you spend getting your groceries? This post shares 5 reasons why our family switched to almost exclusively shopping for our groceries online, a discussion of the challenges with online food ordering, and other alternatives beyond grocery stores where you can have your groceries delivered to your door.
Where do you begin for planning your family's meals? I share how to identify your family's needs for meal planning, and 5 essential tips you need to meal plan for your family. This post outlines how to choose recipes, options for easy grocery shopping, and meal preparation to make your week run more smoothly at meal times! Free Meal Planner printable available.