Thursday, 18 September 2014


I get a TON of questions about meal planning from my monthly Challenge Participants. Most people don't seem to know how to do it, or the thought of meal planning is just OVERWHELMING to them.  It's actually a lot simpler than you think. Here are the basics to get you started:

Step #1: Sit down with cookbooks, Pinterest, Google, etc., and write down/save/print recipes, including your family favourites. 

* Choose 5 or 6 recipes for each week.

Step #2: After you have chosen your recipes for the week, look at the ingredient lists. 
*Write down your list/ Check what you already have

Step #3: Go shopping for your groceries.
* Only get what is on your list, unless there is a major sale

Step #4: Come home and prepare as much food as you can for the week.

Step #5: Put your daily meal list or calendar up near your fridge.

These FIVE steps here are just the basics of meal planning. This is a good place to start. Stick with these basics until you feel more comfortable with the whole process. You will get the hang of it!


Here is one of my favourite sample meal plans. Of course this is an example and would have to be adjusted to each person's nutritional needs!!


My Go to Grocery List

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