Guide to Meal Planning For The Family 

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  1. I find I save so much money and stop eating junk when I meal plan. I’m all for it! xxx

  2. We're going on an adventure says:

    Meal planning is vital to us being able to stay within our budget – as soon as we’ve not planned and shopped it all goes wrong, we stop making healthy choices and we spend a fortune!

  3. Invisibly Me says:

    I do this sometimes, but probably not often enough. I definitely need to get more organised this year, especially as finances will be tougher. As you say : “once it’s done, you’ll be running like a well-oiled machine”! x

  4. You are right this is a great way to plan and save money. I have not gotten around to this yet though I know I should.

  5. We always meal plan. I totally agree it saves time and money. We eat healthier because of it. My tip would be to find recipes on Pinterest. There’s always fab new ones popping up!x

  6. Meal planning is so helpful for us as a family – it really helps us to save money.

  7. quitelocal says:

    This is such a great idea. Rather than just random meals everyday and buying allsorts then, throwing everything away. I’m going to do this from now!

  8. I started meal planning a bit last year but it is something I want to do more of as it means I can waste far less food than I currently do x

  9. chiswickmum says:

    I’m determined to get better at meal planning this year! I’ve never batch cooked and freezed in my life – could 2018 be the year?

    • The Growing Mum says:

      Good luck. Maybe start with cooking a double portion and having it later in the week instead of freezing 🙂

  10. Emily Leary says:

    I swear by meal planning as it’s a great way to save time and money as well as reduce any wastage. You’ve shared some great tips here!

  11. Pip Milburn says:

    We love meal planning in the Milburn household, it saves us so much money. I’ve never thought about doing a theme for each day, I might give that a go.

    I’m about to upload a meal planning tips video to YouTube too!!

  12. thenafranssen says:

    Meal planning is key to making our family budget work! It takes time and effort, but it is totally worth it in the end!

  13. Amanda says:

    I want to start a low carb diet so I think meal planning is key. I’ve never done it so will definitely be needing these tips and tricks!

  14. I love meal planning for keeping us organised in the week. It also does save us money too.

  15. Becky, Cuddle Fairy says:

    You have some wonderful points and tips here. I kind of meal plan but not as detailed as I probably should be doing. But I totally agree that thinking out what to buy in advance cuts down on a lot of waste.

  16. This is something I am really really bad at! Until recently, we lived in London with a shop at the end of our road that was open every single hour of every single day (it didn’t even have a front door because it never closed!). However, we now live in a village and need to plan a lot more. It’s a skill I need to learn asap!!!

  17. We do a meal plan too I find it helps keep the cost of our food shopping down to know what we are going to eat each weeks and also encourages us to vary things up a bit.

  18. We do meal planning, but we definitely need to mix it up more, and I’d love to get the whole family eating the same thing. Currently I have a very fussy 3 year old, so it’s just not possible, but he’s showing tiny signs of coming out of it, so fingers crossed!

  19. We don’t meal plan, its always been on my list of things to do but I haven’t managed it yet. Instead its a mad dash to the shops by one of us after work. I am sure once I got into the swing of things it would be easy and so much less stressful. x

  20. I really need to get planning my meals: my kids are becoming fussy eaters! #RVHT

  21. I used to be really good at meal planning but I’ve got out of habit of doing it. It’s my mission to start again this year along with using my slow cooker. I know it makes a big difference

  22. Meal planning saves us a fortune, I really overspend when I don’t plan ahead.

  23. Accidental Hipster Mum says:

    I have really strong intentions about meal planning, then it lasts about 3 days and I give up. I really need to get into it because I’m trying to lose weight and I know meal planning make it a lot easier!


  24. Kira says:

    I’ve been meal planning and I find it to really help with budget and waste 🙂

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