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How I Meal Plan

Do you meal plan?  I think by now most of us know it can save a lot of decision fatigue, money and multiple grocery runs, but how can you actually implement a system that works for you? I've been menu planning since my boys were babies and today I am going to share some of my favorite tricks that help make the process easier.

1. Pick a time during the week that you can plan and shop:  For me this is Sunday morning while my husband takes the boys to Sunday school.  For you this could be a Thursday night. It just has to be some time where you can sit down to plan and make your shopping list.  You could execute the shopping the following day or even do an online grocery pickup or delivery order to make the most of your time. 2. Get out the tools you need to plan:Calendar:  The first thing I do is look at the week ahead to figure out what will be going on as we approach dinner each day.  Do we have an activity that ends at 6:30 and everyone will come home starving and exhausted?  Tha…

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