"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Monday, November 15, 2010












Do you plan?

When the girls and I went on our shopping tour, the one thing I personally took from it was making my family's health a PRIORITY! To do this, Angelle advised us to make planning our meals top priority. I decided to make this extremely basic chart. This simple chart has alleviated a lot of stress from my life. In the past, I would pick out 4-5 meals for the week for my grocery list but I would either forget what I planned or I would forget to prep my meal, take out the meat, soak the oats, etc. Sooo now, I made this simple chart and it has been really helpful. I post it in my kitchen and have a visual of what my week should look like. Every Monday night, during 90201 :), I make myself write out my grocery list and my weekly plan. Angelle really encouraged me to not only plan dinner, but plan other meals as well. To be honest, I have not mastered the breakfast/lunch meal planning but am working toward that goal. I feel like the busier our life gets, the more important it is to plan. Do you plan? What is your best strategy? I'd love to know. :) Good luck, moms!!


Maria said...


Learning As I Go Blog said...

Maria, What did you say? I know you plan your meals...right?

Maria said...

I do plan! I keep my chart with me at all times, I think because I work outside of the house, I like to have it and think about what needs to be defrosted, etc while I drive (where most of my thinking takes place) I also have cleaning tasks on my chart so I can stay on top of that. A friend of mine shared her chart with me (thank you facebook) so I adapted it to make it work for me. I am happy to share! I don't plan breakfast and lunch. I try to have a hot breakfast both days on the weekends (dave likes to cook breakfast, phew) and a few mornings a week. I pack ruby's lunch for her grandma's and my mom knows what she can and can not feed her when she is here!