My step-mom started using menu planning about a month ago, and I thought it just took too much time to sit and figure out what to make, what to buy, and to allow for possible changes in the plan on some nights. I’ve only been flying for a month now, but I was pretty excited to see this month’s habit was menu planning because I thought, if Flylady was going to tell me how to do it, it would be easy! Your program is super applicable to my life and I love every part of it.
My husband thought it was a silly idea, but he recently got a job that takes him away from home for a couple weeks a month and so I’m left home with my DS who is almost three. When I first sat down to plan the menu, I was shocked at how easy it was! In just fifteen minutes, I had written down what we’d be eating and the (very few!) items I’d have to buy from the grocery store the next day.
It has already saved me so much money. I can just look in the cabinets, pull out a recipe book, and plan a meal from what I’ve already got. It’s also been helping me make super healthy meals because I don’t have a bunch of fresh veggies and fruits going bad before I figure out what to do with them.
Thank you so much for this habit. It’s gotten my family a little bit healthier!
Our November Habit of the Month – Menu Planning will save you so much time, stress and money! It is also much healthier to eat freshly prepared food as opposed to eating fast food every night.