Do you think about everyone else before you think about yourself? And no, it’s not a tricky question! I am being very serious here!
And even when you are by yourself and not with your kids, you are still worried about whether they ate a healthy dinner or if they are upset that you are not home to read them a bedtime story?
✔️ You try to multitask and do a million jobs all at once⠀
✔️ You are completing cleaning services daily – aka toy putter away-er, constant crumb vacuum-er, tornado fixer, face wiper, dishwasher.
✔️ Being a Chef—aka gourmet cook, dual chef-sous chef combo, waitress, snack maker, walking Pinterest meal board, pizzeria chef.
✔️ Personal assistant – aka appointment maker, playdate scheduler, event planner, task manager.
✔️ Teacher – aka homework helper, an example of living a moral life, explainer of right and wrong.
✔️ Chauffeur – aka seat buckler, car seat installer, car DJ.
✔️ Referee – aka fight breaker upper, mediator, tantrum tamer.
✔️ Meal planner – aka grocery shopper, ingredient investigator, recipe reader, cookbook etc…
📍And of course, you have no time left for yourself, like ever!
I got you covered! By starting to plan your weekly meals, you will save at least three hours a week and more!!!
Do you want to know how?
Well, I have got your back here!
Before we go for the deep-dive, let’s make sure we are on the same page here about what meal planning really is and more importantly – what it can do for you!⠀
Meal planning is asking the ‘what’s for dinner’ question once for the whole week, instead of every night. And then shopping for and prepping the ingredients before cooking.
I believe the simplest way to approach meal planning is with three steps.
- Select your dinners and their recipes, if needed.
- Shop for ingredients.
- Prepare those ingredients.
Yes, it is that simple.
Oh, and here is a PRO Tip for you: Spend an Hour on Sunday Prepping!⠀
You picked your recipes, you made a shopping list, you shopped for the meals, and now you’ve come to the point where the plan truly becomes dinner.
But there’s one more step — and this one will help you beat cooking fatigue during the week. You’ve got to do some prep!
I recommend you set aside an hour on Sunday for batch cooking and chopping. It all depends on the recipes, but this may include:
✔️ dicing up garlic
✔️ chopping veggies
✔️ washing lettuce and herbs
✔️ maybe even cooking up some chicken ahead of time?
This prep is always a massive help during those busy weekdays!
Now – grab your pen and paper and start planning.
📗 Download my new AND free eBook with ready to go Meal Plan AND shopping list (I know – you can thank me later!) for five weekdays! And start from there!
Then, grab that glass of wine and chill!