A Constantly Spring-Cleaned Home

  The Never-Ending To-Do List I don’t know about you, but it stresses me out to no end to walk around the house and suddenly add 15 things to the already-full to-do list. You know what I mean, on the way to do some laundry:  “Oh look, our shower curtain is gross again. So is that […] Read more…

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My Favorite “Starter” Recipes

To support folks who are just building their recipe bank, I wanted to share some of the recipes that got me started cooking and feeling alright about meal planning 🙂 Once you have recipes you love- and you know you don’t have to spend 3 hours in the kitchen every night to make it happen- […] Read more…

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Cheesy clichés that are totally true (+ printable encouragement)

*This post contains affiliate links, noted by an asterisk. You can learn more about these links and my privacy policy here.* Is anyone else out there riding the roller-coaster? You know, the one that always comes with any new project, opportunity, responsibility or phase of life. It starts with mounting enthusiasm, confidence, and excitement then- here we […] Read more…

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Part 7: Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

Hope you are well on your way to creating a meal planning system that works for you! I can’t even count how many times I’ve tweaked our meal plan. Sometimes I feel discouraged and frustrated, like I just can’t get it right. Other, more reasonable times, I know that systems change as seasons do, and […] Read more…

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Part 6: Help Yourself Later (Food Prep List)

Congratulations for making it this far! You’re almost done 😉   Food Prep List The final component of my meal planning printables is a section designated to food prep. When you are finalizing your grocery list, jot down tasks that would make your meals- and life- easier! For me, my food prep lists usually consists of […] Read more…

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Part 5: Get Ready for the Store (Groceries/Staples Checklist)

Once you’ve gotten your meal list together- it’s time to get ready for the store! (No worries, the hardest part is over 🙂 )   Fill in your Grocery List. Transfer the ingredients for each meal into the appropriate column. Also fill in any additional items or ingredients you’ll need for snacks, quick breakfasts, etc. […] Read more…

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Part 4: Consider Shelf Life

This tip is simple, but if you take time to do it when filling in your meal list, it will make your execution much easier. Take a few moments to consider and note meals that should be cooked first based on perishable ingredients. Some meals, like ones that include fresh mushrooms or tomatoes, need to […] Read more…

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Part 3: Make The Most of Buying in Bulk

Once you have a recipe bank to pull from, now you grab your meal list printable and start filling it in. One of the best ways I’ve found to get the wheels turning is to choose your bulk ingredients and plan meals around those items. Now, when I say bulk, I don’t mean just mean […] Read more…

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Part 2: Build Your Recipe Bank

Once you have determined how often you would like to meal plan & go shopping, you come to the inevitable: filling in the meals. We’ll talk about different tips in the next couple of posts to make this easier and most effective, but what you really need first are some recipes. I know this is […] Read more…

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