Mama Monday // Meal Planning

Meal planning is one of those hot topic words in the world of motherhood. A lot of things seem like a fad or that this has to be so strict and complicated. But y’all, this is easy and can be so helpful! I’ve done a lot of research on meal planning and tried a few ton of different ways to do it. Let me share with you what’s worked for me.

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Let’s talk about a few basic steps that will help when starting out.

  1. Pick your time frame – I meal plan for 2 weeks at a time and grocery shop accordingly.
  2. Decide how many nights you want to cook 
  3. Pick some meals according to your number of meals to cook + 2 extras
  4. Look at your calendar and loosely plan what nights work best for each meal
  5. Write down all your ingredients
  6. Grocery shop

That’s pretty much how I meal plan. I love the May Designs notebook meal planning. I’ve been using it for almost a year, until I dumped a cup of coffee in my purse and ruined it. 🙁 A new one will be ordered shortly. 

Now *disclaimer* this doesn’t mean that your toddler will eat anything that you cook. That’s a whole new ballgame. A crazy roller coaster of toddler favorites and dislikes and opinions. 

If you need some cooking ideas you should check out my Instagram #laceycooks!!!

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