Meal Planning for Beginners: A How To Guide

In today’s guest post Pam from But First, Coffee is sharing super easy steps for simple meal planning for beginners.

1) Take an inventory:

At the beginning of your meal planning journey, sit down with your family and make a list of your favorite meals.

2) Look at your calendar:

This is another great reason to do a weely meal plan. Busy family schedules change so often.

3) Create a pattern:

Though I plan menus for seven days, I really only plan six meals as there is almost always one day we are busy, or get invited out, or we need to eat all the leftovers in the fridge.

4) Make a list, check it twice:

Once you have decided what meals you will be preparing for the week, make a list of the groceries you will need.

5) Post your meal plan:

I know that we may re-arrange meals according to our schedule, but the posted plan helps your family know what to expect (and what to stay out of in the fridge!)