Meal planning has become a real staple part of my live in the last few years. I believe that meal planning helps us eat healthier, save money and stay on track with our financial goals.
Having a meal plan to refer to, whether it’s convenience meals, cooking from scratch, eating out or takeaways, just helps us to know what is happening from one day to the next. By taking into consideration my own meal planning tips we’re avoiding unexpected surprises and takeaways on those nights when we’ve had a busy day. This is helping us save money and makes a big difference to our health too!
I hope you’ll find my meal planning tips to save money helpful to help you save money and eat better too.
Christmas is quite a big event in our home, as I’m sure it is for most people! Besides the giving of presents, we love spending lots of time together. Really this is the best part of Christmas for me. On Christmas Day I want to be able to enjoy time with my family. I’m sure you do too! I try to help make the day go a little smoother by preparing a selection of our Christmas meal accompaniments in advance. This is my Christmas Day meal prep guide and I hope you can use it to help you get organised for the big day!
AD. Regular readers will know that I am a HUGE fan of meal planning. I find that it helps me stay in control of what we eat, keeps us healthier, saves us money and also avoids stress during the busy ‘witching hour’ when our daughter is being high maintenance. Meal planning since having my daughter has become more important, so much so that I actually share my meal plans weekly. This helps me to stay accountable and just makes life a lot easier for me. Today I want to talk to you about the Reduce Your Food Spend course, which is designed to help you learn everything you need to know to meal plan effectively.
We are a family of 3, including a 6 month old baby. This means that we are spending quite a lot of money on groceries these days. This is partly because of being short on time/sleep/effort and partly just not shopping as smartly as we could. I’m going to be aiming to complete a £100 grocery challenge this month to help clear down the fridge/freezer and make some space in our large food cupboard.