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  • Reply Lisa November 8, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Meal planning has saved me so much headache in the kitchen! I’m like you–I don’t typically meal plan for breakfast or lunch, but it is such useful tool for dinner.

  • Reply Terri November 8, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    This is great! I need to save this post and re-read these tips every single week. I love the rotation idea.

  • Reply Angela November 8, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    First super cute family, congrats on the soon to be new addition! 🙂 I grew up in my family’s professional kitchens and think I’ve been creating meal plans since I was about 6. lol You have a lot of great tips here and absolutely knowing your inventory is really the key to maintain sanity in the kitchen. never shop without a list, we’ve all done it and know how it ends (not well 😉 I comb the fridge first and then the pantry. And always make a double batch of soups, stews, meatloaf pretty much anything. It’s nice to have meals that you can rotate in and out easily especially when life gets a little crazy! 🙂

    • Reply TONYA November 11, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Thanks so much! Yes, shopping without a list is a huge mistake… I really wish I would have been thinking about making double batches of meals the last few weeks, so we could have some in the freezer for after baby arrives. Now I’m really going to be scrambling! :/

  • Reply Christa Ellis November 8, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    I signed up for the free sheets yesterday. I’m trying to do a better job of meal planning. Hopefully, I can stick with it this time.

    • Reply TONYA November 11, 2018 at 9:19 am

      Thanks for signing up, and good luck!

  • Reply Jess November 8, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Meal planning is such a key part of my routine, too! It’s such a lifesaver when I’m grocery shopping, especially.

  • Reply Erin Maycroft November 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    As a fellow avid meal planner, I love all your tips! It’s always helpful to see how others are doing it and get some great tips

  • Reply Kim November 8, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I actually use a weekly meal plan service and it has kept us from eating out a lot! It also saves money because we only buy what we will use.

    • Reply TONYA November 11, 2018 at 9:19 am

      That sounds awesome!

  • Reply Junell DuBois November 8, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Great tips! I’ve never been good at sticking to a meal plan!

  • Reply Junell DuBois November 8, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Great tips! I’ve never been good at sticking to a meal plan!

  • Reply Janine November 8, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I started meal planning this summer and it has been a game changer!

  • Reply Nicki November 9, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I agree, meal planning is a real lifesaver. No “whats for dinner?” “I don’t know.” It also helps keep us healthier.

  • Reply Jocelyn November 9, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I love meal planning, but sticking to the plan is where I always struggle. Thanks for the tips and worksheets!

  • Reply Deanna November 9, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I love these tips. I so need meal planning in my life. I am just a hot mess when it comes to planning meals. I am always running out at the last minute to get ingredients.

    • Reply TONYA November 11, 2018 at 9:18 am

      It’s just awful realizing you’re out of something, and having to run out and get it!

  • Reply Katie Mitchell November 9, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Great tips! My fiance and I always try to plan for the upcoming week.

  • Reply Michele November 9, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Great ideas! Meal planning definitely helps me stay on track with eating and with budgeting!

  • Reply Amie Lara November 9, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    I am in the process of trying to do a better job at meal planning! This gives me confidence. 🙂

  • Reply Katie November 9, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Meal planning has helped take away the stress of dinner. I’m not as advanced as a five week rotation, I usually do a week at a time. I’ll have to start using the sheet and filling in my weekly ones for the next five weeks so I don’t have to think about it any more!

    • Reply TONYA November 11, 2018 at 9:17 am

      It’s really nice having a month’s worth of meals planned out, and you never really have to think about what to make the following week.

  • Reply Rosanna November 10, 2018 at 12:46 am

    I love meal planning! Meal planning saves us time and money. These are some great tips. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Kathryn at QuestFor47 November 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Great tips! Consistency for any diet is key and a meal plan is so helpful. And it helps you save money at the grocery store too!

    • Reply TONYA November 11, 2018 at 9:16 am

      Yes, it helps to save SO much money!

  • Reply Melanie Walsh November 11, 2018 at 12:14 am

    We got a little busy and didn’t meal plan last month. It was AWFUL! There was never any food in the house, and we ended up eating total junk. I needed to read this today to get back on track.

    • Reply TONYA November 11, 2018 at 9:16 am

      I totally know what that’s like! Good luck getting back on track!

  • Reply Arianny Rodriguez November 11, 2018 at 10:51 am

    This looks like a great plan! It’s so important to keep to it if you are trying to keep a healthy lifestyle

  • Reply Dennis November 11, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Meal planning can make your life so much easier! You make it look so simple. Thanks for the post!

  • Reply T.M. Brown November 12, 2018 at 5:34 am

    Love meal planning!! Such a time saver and a great way to lower the stress levels when going grocery shopping – lol!!! I cannot shop without a list and love having a routine. These printables look fabulous!

  • Reply Monica November 12, 2018 at 10:08 am

    This is such perfect timing. I’m attempting to meal prep again to save money and help my family eat healthier with less waste. Having a worksheet and looking it over are great ideas and key. Thank you thank you!

  • Reply Kathy Phillips November 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    This is a great idea. I did something similar to this but got out of the habit. Every night I am like what to cook?

  • Reply Jennifer November 12, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    These are great tips! It is so much easier to stay focused when it is written out!

  • Reply Mary November 17, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Thanks for the meal planning sheets! I’m a teacher, and we call something like that a graphic organizer. They’re so helpful in arranging your thoughts and making it real! Thanks again!

  • Reply Kirsten November 18, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    This a a great post! I love planning my meals on Sunday. It makes life much easier during the week!

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