I have a question for you.
How do you meal plan?
If there’s one thing I’m learning these days, it’s that I always have a lot to learn! And when it comes to meal planning, I think we could all learn a lot from each other.
So I’d like to know: What are your meal planning tips and tricks? Do you have any suggestions on how to simplify meal planning? What are your best tips for meal planning on a budget?
I am always trying to improve in this area, so I’d love to hear from you!
And while we’re all weighing in on the topic, I’ll share how I meal plan:
As for me, if you’ve been around here for long, you know that I’m a faithful eMeals subscriber. I’ve tried a variety of their plans, but I always seem to come back to the ALDI Classic Meal Plan since I do most of grocery shopping at ALDI. (By the way, you can enter to win a $25 ALDI gift certificate here!) I like the simplicity of the meals and so do my kids, so it’s a win-win!
But I also have a number of simple meals that I try to always be prepared to make. They include:
-Beans & Rice
-Macaroni & Cheese
-Sweet and Sour Meatballs
-And in the summer, we are all about the GRILL, all the time!
I’m also loving my new trick with my KitchenAid Mixer that helps me cut my meal prep time in half!
I find that by incorporating some quick and easy meals into my regular meal plan schedule, I can be prepared when I don’t have the time or energy to make a new and different meal. It also helps me to stretch my grocery shopping to two weeks between trips.
That’s it. Nothing fancy. Just how I like it!
So now it’s your turn! Let’s help each other out by sharing our best meal planning tips and tricks in the comments below. (If you are reading this in an email, click here to do so.)