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The best way to have a wonderful week of menus and to save money is to have a Meal Plan. Planning prevents waste and those last-minute reasons to eat out or order in. Don't be caught with nothing to cook or missing the one ingredient you need to complete a meal idea.
Meal planning can be as simple as a scrap piece of paper or an elaborate meal planning notebook. I prefer simple, but effective, downloadable pages. You can create your own attractive notebook and let this become a part of each week. You'll be able to keep track of special-day meals and those busy days when you need to plan a crock-pot meal.
You can grab my free printable here that will help you to Meal Plan with ease!
You can also grab my free printable pages in the Food Lover's Collection Meal Planner
These handy pages can be printed as many times as you like. I hope that they're very helpful!
Tips for Meal Planning:
Brainstorm for some good meal ideas.
Plan around what you have in your pantry and freezer.
Plan meals around sale items in your grocery flyer.
Select food items with a variety of nutrients.
Plan around any food restrictions in your family.
Plan for all meals and snacks that you will need.
Get organized with your Meal Planner.
If you Meal Prep, get good quality divided containers for each family member.
Keep stock of essentials.
Meal Plan once a week.
Mark meals that are favorites and add them to a future meal plan.
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