How much time do you spend preparing for and making meals? You don't want to know how long it takes me on some days!
When you think about the amount of time it takes to go through your recipes, decide what you are eating that week, make a grocery list from that, go to the grocery store, prepare the meals, forget an ingredient or two and go back to the store to retrieve them, you can be looking at SEVERAL hours wasted. If this all sounds familiar to you, perhaps it's not such a bad idea to start meal planning.
Whether you use a program like eMeals to do it all for you from the meal plan to the shopping list to what recipes you are having or whether you dedicate a few hours at the beginning of the week to do it yourself, it will ultimately give you more time with your family, free up some extra money, and help you have less on your mind to think about each day. One way to help get organized is to keep a simple checklist somewhere in your kitchen can help you save time and money by getting everything you need from the grocery store in one trip. This list along with your detailed meal plan for the week, can save you multiple trips to the grocery store each week.
You can download the entire list here to print out for your own use. If you are interested in finding out more about how eMeals can help with your menu planning, check out their website. You can use promo code NEWYEAR to get 15% off any subscription.