I do our meals one week in advance...
I also have brought a index card (with the spirals) and labeled it MEAL PLANS, then I would make the shopping list for those items like example
Like I would put
Pizza Fondu- shopping list: pizza sauce, ground turkey 1lb (for a family of 4), block of cheese (to be shredded) french bread or dippin chips
Shopping list- Ham, Turkey (to be cubed) Lettuce, Ceasear dressing,croutons, Parmesan and cheddar cheese, pita pocket bread.
I now have over 300 receipes made up and we go through them depending on the food budget and how time is pressed for the week, knowing how certain days we need something quick and easy than other days..
I always make sure we have our veggies for supper and the fruits for the breakfast and lunches, protein of some sort for each meal, carbs and fat. like if we know we are going to have pork chops, We will also plan out the side dishes as well..
Most our meals range in the 150-500 calorie...
with each meal we also make extra servings so my hunny can take it to work the next day
When I know what we are going to have for dinner we make a dinner list and cross it off that way we know what we have left for groceries and no food gets wasted... we will post it on the fridge for everyone to see... that way we don't hear from the kids WHATS FOR SUPPER?? All they know is that one of those meals will be cooked for the night LOL
Edited by: JGIRL5799 at: 4/24/2013 (18:27)
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