For those of you who have never Meal Planned before here is my step by step guide for you, including all posts to read & follow & templates to use.
Step 1 – Create your Family Favorites
With this step you will create a list of favorite meals the entire family likes. This gives you some where to start with for your Meal Planning.
Step 2 – Use your Meal Planner
From the list of meals you have created put these onto the Meal Planner for the week – even if you just do this during the week you will be better than you have been.
Step 3 – Write your Shopping List or Use your Pantry
Put together a list of all the things you DONT have in your fridge, pantry or freezer for the meals you have chosen
Step 4 – Shop
I saw a friend of mine in the shopping centre only yesterday while grabbing birthday things….. she had the 2 kids and was wondering why she was doing this to herself…. so I thought I have to keep sharing my secrets… as normally shopping is done on the back deck with the laptop and a glass of wine. STRESS FREE!!
I use a combination of both Coles and Woolies as well as alternating between Click & Collect & Home deliveries where it suits best.
If they work in your area then here are the links.
Coles on Line – http://www.coles.com.au/
Woolworths on Line – http://www.homeshop.com.au/
YEs there are feews with deliveries – but yes you spend time in the shops, and yes you use fuel to drive there and home and if the kids are on board – then yes you will have impluse buying that will increase your bill. Worth a look at and trying if you are not already.
Here is my weeks Meal Planning
Kan Tong Garlic & Soy Stir Fry – flavour was great my cooking of stir fry – BAD!!!
Need to practice this – dont come over if this is for dinner unless DH is cooking it !!
Roast Herb Chicken, Potatoe Bake & veg
Lamb Neck Casserole with mash & veg
Maccas – on the way home late from seeing the Prince!!!
Fresh reef fish, salad & chips