I have never bought into those meal planning helper sites. You know the sites that send you a plan each week and help you with the grocery list. I don't mind menu planning and actually have fun doing it. Sure it takes some time but, having everything set up for the week isn't that difficult. Just takes a little organization.
The reason I like doing it myself is because I can menu plan around what our nights are during the week, easy meals for busy nights, more complicated ones when we will have more time.
I also can shop based on what is on sale. We have a grocery budget and I work hard to stay within that budget.
Well, last week I was reading my "Parent" magazine and came across a 5 easy meal plan. All 5 dinners seemed like something the kids would eat and the grocery list looked pretty simple.
So, I am going to try it. I will let you know how it went at the end of the week.
Here it is:
Wild Rice and Quinoa Bowl
Lemon Shrimp Orecchietta
Speedy Chicken Curry
Grilled Turkey Sandwiches
These meals don't include sides so I am planning on making salad and then a different vegetable each night with them.
It looks good and having the grocery list already complete seems easy. Wish me luck!