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Meal Planning Made Simple

4 Steps to Plan Meals and a Healthy Grocery List

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  • HOTMAMAG3
    Ahhh, I just have to make a start - the first step is always the hardest! - 5/10/2015 3:19:44 PM
  • AMALANY
    A list on the fridge is so old-fashioned. :) It's so inconvenient to cross items off it when you need at least one of your hands to push the cart. And leaving it at home or losing it somewhere at the store flashed all your planning efforts down the drain.

    There are multiple mobile apps for that, that you always have with you and which you can sync with the family. I tried many and stopped on https://buymeapie.com which is simple enough to be used by my kid and where I can share lists with others. - 3/24/2015 11:33:31 AM
  • I'm single and I tend to make a huge pot of something, and then eat it for lunch and dinner the rest of the week. It's easy and cheap, but I tend to make the same 3 dishes over and over until I'm so burned out on it, I can't stand it. - 3/23/2015 1:08:51 PM
  • The Fresh 20 (thefresh20.com). Five recipes, 20 ingredients, 20 minutes each - broken down with prep for the week done in advance, cooked ingredients used in more than one recipe. Shopping lists and nutrition info included. No processed ingredients (other than basics like canned beans, tomato sauce, etc.). Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free options. Not free, but definitely reasonable.

    I've been using them for a couple of years, and they have simplified my life greatly.

    Oh, and the recipes are pretty good too! - 2/17/2015 10:02:02 AM
  • LEEGYRL
    Our Recipes is a great (free) grocery list app that you can sync with other people who have that app. I have arranged the "categories* so that added items are in the order of the grocery store's aisles. Additionally, my husband and I have synced our apps, so either of can add needed items or delete purchase items and the changes appear on both phones. And, because it's on our phones, no forgotten lists! - 1/24/2015 8:50:23 AM
  • 5dinners1hour.com has made life so much easier. - 10/14/2014 1:11:25 PM
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  • READYTOLOOSE5
    I recently ordered a diabetic menu book to help make it easier. waiting for it to come in. however, in the mean time I will work independently. and enjoy and learn:) - 5/14/2014 4:45:36 PM
  • SHARECARE
    My wife and I just recently built mealdays.com to search recipes and create organized grocery lists. Hopefully others find it useful as well:) - 5/1/2014 12:59:04 AM
  • CHERYLYNMAC
    I like the idea for using ziplist.com to organize and find new recipes - 1/25/2014 4:16:18 PM
  • One new idea for me was keeping a couple of baskets in the pantry, in which to place items for recipes. That's great! I never thought of that. I keep baskets under my sinks with cleaning supplies so it is easy for me to just grab a basket and not keep running back for forgotten items. Having MS, I am always looking for ways to save energy. THANKS for this wonderful article! - 1/20/2014 8:37:06 AM
  • DDB0416
    I thought I was pretty efficient with meal planning, but I learned about some great time saving tools offered by Sparkpeople. Thanks! - 1/5/2014 8:45:51 AM
  • LJDISSMAN
    A great way to plan meals and save recipes is plantoeat.com. You can create a staples list so as you run out of regular items, you can add them to your list. I love using this website to help with meal planning and grocery shopping. - 1/4/2014 9:23:51 PM
  • Grear article and ideas. Now just to do them. - 10/16/2013 9:03:29 AM

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