How To Meal Plan
It wasn’t until I had kids I learned how to meal plan. It was mostly born of necessity, but it totally helps with overbuying food and then not knowing what to make. I used to aimlessly wander the store, buy whatever, then still not have anything for a meal.
Here are my tips:
1- I usually plan my meals on Saturday for the following week.I use Pinterest as my main source for recipes. I have a Dinner Board that I use to pin all of my favorite dinners to. Some of my favorites are Cafe Rio Chicken, Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup, Lazy Girls Lasagna, and Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole.
2- I write down my menu by week. I use this one from Paper Doll Designs.
3- As I write down my menu, I add the ingredients needed to my Walmart Grocery app and schedule my pickup. (You can use this link to signup for Walmart’s pickup and get $10 off.) Usually you can’t do same day pickup, so I always do this a day or so in advance. This is the biggest game changer in shopping.
4- Throughout the week, I add items that I run out of to my Walmart Grocery app. I hate that feeling of forgetting something, so this eliminates that. I order my toiletries through the app as well.
5- The minimum purchase is only $35, so sometimes I use it just to pick up random things.
The only downside of the app is that I can’t get a rotisserie chicken. I have even been okay with all of the produce they purchase for me.
Let me know if you have any questions! I am happy to answer them AND I am always looking for a new recipes, so leave your favorite below!
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