Contrary to popular believe, meal planning is not hard. Here are some steps that will enable you to plan meals for your family with ease:
1) Decide your Meals
Begin by deciding what you want to cook and what will be needed. If you don’t have meal ideas, you can check out food magazines, websites, and cookbooks. You can also get ideas depending on what you have available in the fridge or cupboards.
2) Create a Grocery List
Once you have a meal plan, the next step is to create a grocery list of things you will need. This is a better way of double checking on the ingredients and grouping them based on the departments on the grocery store.
3) Shop for the Meals
After making a grocery list, take some time to hit the store. When shopping, stick to the list and avoid impulse buying. This helps to save money and reduce food waste. Also, do not forget to carry reusable bags.
4) Begin Cooking
Now that you have shopped for the meals, ask your family members to help with the preparations and start cooking. We recommend sticking to the plan.