In the past, when it came to getting meals on the table, I frequently used the “fly by the seat of my pants” menu planning method. Of course this did not work out to well and always resulted in quick processed “dinners” from a box or take-out – not good for someone who is trying to eat healthy and lose weight…just sayin. Once I learned and implemented effective menu planning it became much easier to control the food in my diet. I knew what I was going to eat each week and that made all the difference. Menu planning has helped me lose weight but as an added bonus also reduced our monthly grocery budget by a couple hundred dollars. That’s right we are eating healthier and spending less money doing so.
Check out my 4 week make ahead menu plan. I did all the work for you! Recipes, grocery lists, make ahead instructions, and more!
Here is a list of the articles I have put together on menu planning.
Beginner Menu Planning Tips
My Emeals Meal Planning Service Review
Menu Planning Does Not Always Go as Planned
4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Menu Plan on Track
Create a Menu Plan that Wins the Dinner Time War
Combine Your Food Journal with Menu Planning
How to Get Started Menu Planning with Dietary Restrictions: Variation on a Theme Method
Systems You Should Be Thinking About Now to Create Healthy Lifestyle Changes in the New Year