I have some friends that I look up to. Not because of their beauty (which they have lots of), or their accomplishments (which they have tons of)… but for their amazing organizational skills! Seriously, they have their meals planned out for a month, they never have dirty laundry, and they clean their houses every night AFTER the kids go to bed (while I crash in the recliner in my PJ’s with a glass of wine and some chocolate).
In all seriousness, though, these are the ladies I aspire to be like, because being organized definitely feels good. Here are just a few reasons why it’s GOOD to have a meal plan!
It makes grocery shopping easier – When your meals are planned out in advance, everything about shopping is easier. You can easily make your shopping list, and plan for the week’s meals ahead. There’s no scrambling to the store at the last minute for things you may have forgotten, because you’ve got it all planned out, and YOU ROCK. 🙂
It cuts down on waste – When your meals for the entire week are planned out, you aren’t wasting money on junky convenience meals that endÂ up in the trash. You can plan portion sizes, just enough for each family member, so that you have just enough to go around and you don’t have leftovers getting funky in your fridge.
It reduces stress – I don’t know about you, but when I have NO CLUE what I’m going to make for dinner, I tend to get a little bit stressed. Even though it doesn’t always happen that way, I am at my best and happiest when I’m organized and I have a plan that I stick to.
It’s fun & whimsical – I MEAN… how cute is this menu board?? Being able to do this is reason enough to plan your meals, am I right?!
It’s easier to eat healthy – When meals aren’t planned out, we get hungry. And when we get hungry, we get desperate. And when we get desperate, we eat fast food. Don’t eat fast food. Plan out those meals, friends! 🙂
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