Tara’s meal planning method

I (Tara) started meal planning about 4 years ago when Kyle and I first got married.  I found that it helped me know what to buy at the store so I could stay on budget and it would keep us from going out during the week.  I have tried some great recipes and some really bad recipes.  I am always looking for new recipes to keep it exciting.  I try to make healthy, inexpensive, and easy meals for my family.  Make these recipes your own, if you don’t like something leave it out, if it is too expensive don’t buy it…get creative.  I hope that you all enjoy some of these recipes.  I would love to hear how it goes, what recipes you tried, and if you have any recipes to share. 

Tara (tara.mcdaniel@gmail.com)


Tips for meals planning:

  1. Double the recipe and freeze one for later.
  2. Learn to eat leftovers or incorporate leftovers into another meal.
  3. Plan ahead! Only go to the grocery store once a week.  It will help your budget greatly.
  4. Plan easy meals or leftovers on busy nights.
  5. Keep a list of recipes that your family enjoys.
  6. If you find an item on sale that your family likes, buy a lot and freeze or store for later meals.
  7. Have fun.

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