Would you like to save some time and add a little extra sanity into your daily schedule? Then give menu planning a try!
Menu planning doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t need any fancy software or to sign up for a meal planning membership. Just a piece of paper, 15 minutes a week, and a magnet to keep your list on the fridge will work.
Here are some excellent reasons to menu plan.
- Meal and menu planning eliminate the daily “what’s for dinner?” drama that we can all do without.
- More money is saved! When you have a plan it is much easier to stick to the shopping list and it also prevents more food from going to waste because you can factor in a leftover night or plan to re-use them in some other way, like lunches.
- Your diet is healthier. It’s so much easier to remember the veggies when they are listed on the menu!
Those are just a few of the reasons to make a menu plan, even if it is for just one meal per day. Here are this week’s menu suggestions!
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Satay with Fresh Peas and Jello Cottage Cheese Salad.
Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Dinner Rolls and Salad.
Doritos Taco Salad with warm Tortillas.
Grilled Burgers with Southern Style Baked Beans and Potato Chips.
Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken over Rice with Garlicky Green Beans.
Sausage & Rice Casserole with Roasted Broccoli and the rest of the Dinner Rolls.
Pulled Chicken Sandwiches (using left over Honey Sesame Chicken), the rest of the Baked Beans and Deviled Egg Pasta Salad.
Dessert of the week: No Bake Toasted Coconut Cream Pie.
You can find all of these recipes and more over on our Dinner Board on Pinterest, make sure to follow it for fresh dinner recipe ideas!
So…are you going to give meal planning a try? Tell us what you are eating this week over here on our facebook page!
This post is linked to Menu Planning events at Orgjunkie.com
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