Weekly Meal Planning Doesn’t Have to be a Nightmare

Weekly Meal Planning Made Easy

If you have a family and work full time (or even part time) weekly meal planning can seem like mission impossible. After all, you want everyone to eat healthy but you don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. How do you manage to feed everyone home-cooked meals without paying for a personal chef? With a few insider secrets, you can manage it. Here are some tricks of the trade I’ve been using for years.

Dinner By Design

If you have a Dinner By Design near you (or My Girlfriend’s Kitchen) then do yourself a favor and book a session. Weekly meal planning doesn’t get much easier than preparing everything at once and just heating it up during the week.

The Dinner By Design kitchen by me is closed for a few months and I had a coronary when I found out. Fortunately, there’s one about half an hour from here and it’s worth every minute of the drive until my local Dinner By Design kitchen re-opens.

Online Meal Planners

If you can’t swing the price of Dinner By Design, try subscribing to one of the online weekly meal planning websites. They’ll lay out recipes for you and will even create pre-made shopping lists so you can be sure you have everything you need on hand. Some services are free, but the pay-per-month services like the one offered by MoreThyme.com are worth every penny.

Market Day

I always thought frozen dinners were unhealthy and I never even considered Market Day meals until I started volunteering for the Market Day committee with the PTO. That’s when I discovered that Market Day has all-natural dinners that make weekly meal planning easy. They’re very cost-effective and healthy to boot.

A Healthy Meal a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Do yourself and your family a favor and take at least a few minutes out of each week for healthy weekly meal planning. Forgo the fast food and opt for the natural alternatives. Your kids will thank you for it when they’re older.