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Plan A Menu

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Every weekend I sit down for an hour and plan my menu including snacks for the next week. I type it up and post it on my frig. I will plan down to how many calories I will have each day. I make sure that I have about 4 weeks of menus and rotate them. I also try a new recipe each week.

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  • I just tried this for the first time this week. It was a challenge. Just a couple of days in I'm seeing some ways to get better at this and am already getting some new ideas. I like the idea of adding a new recipe each week also. I'm excited to make this a new healthy habit. - by BECCDELL333
  • GOMEGGO1
    I do the same thing except I use a small erasable white board to plan menus and another to plan a grocery list (saves paper too). I always plan one extra meal during the week and have ingredients on hand so that I can choose meals that fit the day and fit the time i have. It really does take the hassle out of coming home and wondering what I will make for dinner. I have also discovered that we eat healthier when I plan for the menus in advance because I can think through well balanced meals. - by GOMEGGO1
  • I as well write up my menu for the week along with a back up plan then I prepare what is needed for that week, no worry or stress when it comes to meals. love it and it really works! - by OWNBESTFRIEND
  • I used to do this, but got out of the habit ... and promptly went off track. Needless to say I am planning meals (and cooking!) this weekend. It really works! - by JODI912

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