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!
Slow Cooker Skinny Santa Fe Chicken over Rice with Avocado Tomato Salad.
Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta with Breadsticks.
Sweet and Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Corn Casserole and Green Beans.
Easy 15 Minute Chicken Alfredo with Ceasar Salad and the rest of the Breadsticks.
Hawaiian Fried Rice (using left over Rice) with the rest of the Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Ceasar Salad.
Taco Pasta Bake with the rest of the Avocado Tomato Salad and Corn Casserole.
Grilled Salmon with Broccoli Ramen Salad and Rolls.
Dessert of the week: Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.
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!
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