Hi! Today I’d like to share more of the helpful tips for creating a meal plan on a budget that I’ve learned and used over the years. During the next few weeks we will spend more time on some of these ideas as I share in-depth descriptions and methods. We all know that a Meal PLAN done right can be a huge help in our budget.
Now, let’s get right to it!
1. Create menu categories when meal planning. For example: meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, mac and cheese Wednesday, casserole Thursday, crockpot Friday, and grilling weekends, like burgers, pork chops, or chicken. You can repeat this cycle week after week, plugging different recipes into most categories each week. My categories tend to change with the seasons, but this a great way to keep up with meal planning. During our non-grilling months, I choose at least one new recipe to try each week. [Read more…]