Do you make lists I meals? How do you plan your shopping trip?
I want to cook some hearty meals and make sure I know what I'm cooking each day but my shopping trip doesn't go to plan with two under two in tow.... Distraction so I forget half what I need then struggle to make meals up.
I want to do hearty, healthy nutritious meals each day. And stuff I can also cook and it all last for a few days like stews Etc
Tips please on how you plan your meals for your family!!
For midweek meals, I try to do 1 pasta, 1 vegetable-based, 1 chicken, 1 red meat and 1 fish so that there's a good balance across the week and also to help inspire me. If I know I've already got sausages and salmon on the list, then I'll hunt down a chicken curry recipe and think of a nice pasta dish.
Then - for each meal - I try to think of a way to get some veg in there. If it's not already part of the dish, then what could I serve on the side?
I write each meal on the calendar, so that I can remember what to get out of the freezer before I leave for work in the morning. Either DH or I can crack on with making dinner while the other one's putting DD to bed.
Finally, I divide up my shopping list so that all the fruit and veg is listed together, all the fish and meat and all the dairy - then everything else. I'm much more likely to forget stuff if it's all jumbled up in a random order.