Monday, January 2, 2012
I confess...I have fallen off the wagon. Meal planning has not been a priority here lately. I can feel it, the kids can feel it, and my husband can feel it.
Well, for one meal time here is chaotic. Since there is no plan I am in the kitchen rushing around, throwing things together, and not as pleasant during the dinner hour as I used to be.
Another thing we feel is unhealthy. Since dinner is a scramble, our choices have been less healthy. We have been eating out more. It is fast, convenient, unhealthy and expensive.
And that leads me to the last thing I feel...over budget. Because I don't have a plan I go to the store more often. Making more trips does cost me more money.
So the plan is to get a plan. I am looking at e-Mealz. There is a gluten free option there and for a three month subscription ($15) I am sure to get some good recipes. There is a grocery list and you can even customize it for specific grocery stores. After trying it a few weeks, I will review.
I am going to keep a meal planning notebook as well. I will post it when I get it the way I want it, but it will include a shopping and budget section.