Learn to Meal Plan Better

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to plan better meals?

Learn to Meal Plan Better - Strategies and tips to get great tasting, healthy meals on the table without overspending.

Perhaps you get supper on the table in a timely manner but you’re not really pleased with what you make? Or maybe you stand in front of the fridge with a blank look on your face, wondering what you could make? Or maybe you want to include better ingredients and more healthful recipes in your diet but just aren’t sure where to start?

Many home cooks find themselves in a quandary: I’ve got a plan but I just can’t seem to execute it.

The Meal Planning 101 series is for you then, my friend.

Learn to Meal Plan Better - Strategies and tips to get great tasting, healthy meals on the table without overspending.Check out these posts for tips on how to plan better meals for you and your household:

Coming soon:

  • When Your Family Eats from Different Diets
  • Organizing Your Week’s Meal Plan and Recipes

If you’re in a bind and just need some quick directions, a grocery list, and some recipes, grab one of 30+ FREE printable meal plans from Life as MOM.

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  1. Thank you for this site, Jessica. I haven’t been quite up to regular health over the last year whether it is Lupus, cancer, peri-meripause, or/and just the rapid weight and hair loss (it hasn’t really been determined). Much of the progress that I have made during the last two months is due to being to being able to provide my family with healthy and yummy
    eats as my working schedule has been a bit slower. And therefore, my cash flow has also been affected. You are much appreciated here! Best wishes for the next year and I look forward to seeing all of your new stuff in 2014. Kind regards, Jeannie

  2. This is one area I either spend too much time on or not enough. I really need to streamline so I don’t feel frustrated and overwhelmed. I love cooking, but the tedious planning is too much for my global brain! Working on it! Will read through this series and hopefully get some good ideas.

  3. I am really looking forward to your posts on “How to Meal Plan on a Budget.” As I result of increased expenses (paying for a couple of surgeries) and decreased income, I need to figure out how to downsize my grocery budget . I will need to feed our family of 5, which includes three adults on less than $600 a month and purchase all non-food items (laundry supplies, health & beauty, paper products such as toilet paper) for $75 or less each month. I know the only way to make this work will be careful planning. While we do not have any food allergies to deal with, my husband is a type 1 diabetic, which also requires special meal planning as well.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    • Hi Janet, I’m Type 1 as well. One thing that has helped me is buying a generic lancet pen and then using generic lancets. I can get them cheaper than through the insurance and I no longer have to keep up with prescriptions. Best to you in the New Year.

    • I spend very little on cleaning supplies since we use vinegar and baking soda for most things and use cloth instead of paper. That may be an area where you can switch things up a bit?

  4. Just found your website. Thanks for sharing.

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