A new year is a chance to get your family’s eating on track – especially after all the delicious holiday indulgences. All it takes is a month of effort before the change becomes a healthy habit for everyone.
Having a plan takes the guesswork out of the equation, which has three great benefits:
- Less stress for mom
- Those unhealthy quick fix meals and takeaways don’t sneak in so easily
- Save money by knowing what to buy
Below is the Twinsaver Meal Planner for you to use to plan your family’s meals for a week at a time. Print it out or use the template to create your own and fill it in using the following steps. Do it on a weekly basis.
There are 35 meals in a week (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks). On a Saturday or Sunday when you have a spare 20 minutes, take the time to think of meal ideas. It’s okay to have repeat meals.
Fill in the meals on the Twinsaver Meal Planner on days of your choosing.
Create a grocery list from your plan for the next time you go shopping.
If you prefer to cook nightly, separate out the ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner into tupperware and organise each day’s ingredients in your cupboard and fridge. This way, you can quickly grab everything you need to start preparing your family’s meals.
If you prefer to make bulk meals, prepare your meals and then separate them out into tupperware and label each meal with the day you’ve set on your meal planner.
Have some fun with your planning by including treat days where the family gets takeouts. And another important thing – plan yourself a night or two off from cooking!