Does dinner stress you out? You have not idea what to fix. There’s never the right ingredients in the fridge. And spend way too much time and money running to the store or grabbing take out again. Well, we’re about show you how to save time with meal planning.
Would you like to go from rushing around the super market, thinking about what’s for dinner, to having extra time and money because you know exactly what’s for dinner. Instead of having to eat out for lunches, you have lunches prepped the night before. You and your family will have more time together, have more money for other things, and be eating healthier. We’ve put together a list to show you how you’ll really save your time.
Easier and Faster Shopping with a List
Save time with meal planning by simply writing a shopping list. Include the meals you are going to have each evening that week and what ingredients you need. will mean you have more time to do fun things with the family rather than running around the shops. Knowing what you need means you can go down the aisles you actually need things from and avoid the ones you don’t. Rather than walking down every aisle wondering what you should have for dinner, what you may or may not have in the cupboards will definitely cut down your time in the supermarket.
One Weekly Shopping Trip
Keeping a meal plan and writing a list of all the ingredients which you will need for the week means you’ll only need to shop once. Just make sure you double check your list and the ingredients you’ll need before heading off. You may of course have to pop to the local shop for some extra milk or some extra bread if you run out of any spares in your freezer, but this will save a lot more time than going to a big supermarket every night rushing on a decision of what meal to cook for everyone.
No More Panicking What to Make for Dinner
Though for some, waking up and knowing what you are having for dinner may seem a little bit of a bore, when you live a busy lifestyle this will be a bliss. Whether you decide to wake up and put all of your ingredients into your slow cooker so your dinner is ready to serve as soon as you walk through the door or if you have a quick, fresh stir fry to whip up it will mean you don’t have to go through rush hour traffic (on the roads and the supermarkets) stressing about what to create with leftovers in the aisles. Instead, you’ll have a delicious meal that took you a matter of minutes to create.
You Always Have Essentials on Hand to Prepare a Meal
If you’re at the end of the week or you didn’t get the chance to run to the shops when you usually would, having some basic essentials in your cupboards will mean you will always to whip up a quick and easy meal for you and your family to enjoy. Don’t be afraid to have frozen vegetables and healthy canned beans etc. These are really quick to cook, great at bulking up meals and still full of healthy benefits. When you save time with meal planning, it also means if you have unexpected guests you have food already at home without needing to run out to the grocery or ordering takeout. What ever situation, your pantry, fridge, and freezer has some meals or ingredients on hand.
Prep The Night Before
If you can prep your food the night before, this will give you some extra time in the morning and throughout the next day. If you fancy an extra few minutes in bed before a long day of meetings or want extra time to make sure the kids have their bags packed and won’t be late to their classes, prepping lunches will really help with this. Meal prepping means the 20 minutes you would usually use to make the sandwiches you can now use to eat breakfast together and not feel so rushed. Making sandwiches the night before and even breakfast (something like over-night oats where you just put all your ingredients in one container) will mean you have extra time to sleep or getting ready for the day.
Ready to get started? Check out these tips on saving time when you’re meal planning. Yep, save time, saving time! You can take a step further with the help of a free guide from MyFreezEasy that helps you get started with Freezer Meal Planning. MyFreezEasy has recipes, a planner and shopping lists all planned out for you. You can get a whole month of dinners planned in a few minutes. Then prep them in the freezer to make it fixing supper much easier in less time.