Plan your family friendly meal before grocery shopping
What I always recommend is that the reason it’s so confusing or it’s hard to put good recipes together, is when you buy ingredients and then have to think about a recipe versus thinking of your menu plan.
And then you can buy ingredients for your plan.
So it’s almost like if you start with a few recipes in mind, then you can allocate those ingredients to a recipe so you know exactly what you’re going to do.
For successful family menu planning, instead of buying your usual ingredients and then figuring out what to do with them and because we’re so tired and we have this decision overwhelm often at the end of the day.
It is the toughest part of the day for all of us. It is 100 times harder to then make better decisions and better choices or we end up eating the exact same things routinely, which kind of leave us a little bit unsatisfied with our meals because we feel like we’re eating the same things over and over.
And therefore we end up you know, kind of being upset really with choices that are not as nutritious because you know, variety is a key component of variety of ingredients.
Like all the things that we eat, it’s important to add a variety of ingredients.
So that is really the biggest challenge that we face is not creating a plan and it doesn’t have to be complicated.
It can just say be three or four recipes for the week.
And then maybe some of them will have extra so you can use those as leftovers or just heat up something and make something together along with a salad or something lighter at the end of the night.
But really the biggest struggle is when you are faced with a bunch of ingredients that you shop for that didn’t really have a plan to be used in or a recipe to be allocated to.