Food is something we all must have to survive, duh. I know we all get tired of going to the store, planning meals, cooking meals and the mess that comes with it all; but it must be done. We all have our way of doing things, so I'm not knocking anything that anyone does because it must work for you. However, I am not going to the store everyday to purchase what I'd need for dinner that night, nor am I going to go to the grocery store only once a month. If that works for some people then great, but I do much better at eating what I've bought and not wasting by going to the store every two weeks.
I came across a blog that is all about planning whole food meal plans and recipes. Now there are probably TONS of blogs with these topics out there, but I just happened upon this one, and it gave me some great ideas. I try to be intentional about eating real food and also planning meals, but especially breakfast and supper. For example, on Monday I cooked a pound of breakfast sausage to eat on English muffins for the week. The bad news is, I didn't complete the job! I let the sausage cool and put in a bag in the fridge when what I should have done, is placed on the English muffin maybe with some cheese and an egg that I had cooked so that it was already assembled. Grab and go breakfast, right? Well not so much. While my intent was to prep breakfast for the week, I didn't save myself any time because I still have to put it together and add other things to it, before it can be reheated. *Sigh* You live and learn, right?
Another great idea she has on her blog is whole food lunches for kids. You've seen the cute plastic or stainless steel lunch boxes with little compartments for every little item. I think these are great to have for school lunches. Even to pack in advance if you go on a picnic or just to grab out of the fridge for your child's snack when you're at home.
I'm trying to get better at planning but especially prepping food for meals through the week. With a new baby coming before too much longer I know I will be busy and I don't want to fall behind with how far I've come on meal planning.
Do you have a system that works for you and your household?
I hope to encourage everyone who may be trying to eat, meal plan and prepare meals for your family!
Simplysissom.com is the newly discovered blog I am referring to.
Holly is a Wife, Mother, & Business Manager.