Returning guest blogger Jill Hively, owner of Order Up Organizing in Apex, NC.
Have you ever tried one of those “one-size-fits-all” menu plans? You know the ones that “take all of the guesswork out of dinnertime” by providing you a week’s worth of meals and the grocery list to go with them? Odds are when you printed out the grocery list, you found yourself guessing about a few things, after all. For instance:
- Where in the world do I purchase these ingredients I’ve never heard of?
- Between after school activities and work schedules, when will I find the time to prepare these complex recipes?
- Will my family actually be willing to go from our usual just-add-ground beef meals in a box to grilled salmon and steamed seasonal veggies overnight?
- What does braising mean?
I’ve got good news. You don’t have to depend on a stranger to plan meals for you and your family. You can do it yourself! All you need is expert knowledge on your family―their schedules, tastes and preferences―and what goes on in your kitchen. And no one is a greater expert on your family than you, right? You know who will and won’t eat seafood. You understand your family’s food budget and grocery store options. You have everyone’s practice schedules memorized. And most importantly you know how comfortable you are in the kitchen.
The only thing standing between you and a meal planning system customized specifically for your family is the organization of the expert knowledge you have on hand. Because I truly believe anyone can make planning meals work for their family, I created the Jumpstart your Family’s Meal Plan workbook with step by step exercises to walk you through the process of planning meals for four weeks. And the best part is that you don’t have to be a chef or dietitian to be successful. The process takes you from where you are currently―even if that means last minute canned ravioli and pizza deliveries―to the calm of having an answer to the nightly question what’s for dinner?
After the four week jumpstart, not only will you have a valuable resource full of recipe ideas, menu plans and grocery lists, you’ll also have the confidence to begin to make changes to your family’s meal plan. The workbook includes suggestions for incorporating small changes that will move you closer to your family’s nutrition & financial goals.
Order your copy of Jumpstart your Family’s Meal Plan today.
Have you ever tried a meal plan template? Could you use guided exercises to get you on the meal planning track?