Look At Your Schedule In Advance
Take a look at your week’s schedule in advance and see what you have coming up so you can decide how much time you have to make food. If you have a busy week ahead, you’re going to need a week of meals that are quick to prepare and cook. If you have more time on some days, you can afford to make a new recipe. Make sure you use your schedule to decide what meals you’ll be eating on certain days. There are lots of different meals that are still healthy and yummy while being quick to prepare. Do your research or buy a cookbook!
Create A Master List Of Meals
Think of all of the meals your family really likes and create a master list of meals. You can choose from these meal ideas each week so you always have a varied diet and lifestyle. Your family will probably get bored if you all eat the same meals on the same days. The master list of meals can help you to switch things up.
Write Out Your Meal Plan And Create An Ingredients List
Write out your meal plan for the week, and using that, create an ingredients list. When you go shopping, take the list with you and you’ll know exactly what you need to buy. You’ll save money this way, and you won’t buy anything you don’t really need. You might even want to plan snacks and things for the week too, or you can simply pick up a couple of things, like a bag of apples and some yogurts.
Don’t Stray From Your List
Avoid straying from your list if at all possible. It’s all too easy to get sidetracked by the offers and deals section, but there’s no point if you’re not actually going to eat what you buy. You might just end up with more food that you can realistically eat, and this is why things go to waste.
Buy Utensils And Accessories To Help You
Make sure you invest in utensils and accessories to help you master your food prep. This could be things like a blender, slow cooker, and even a sharp set of knives. You can find ideas on sites like http://www.cutitfine.com.
Prep Whatever You Can In Advance
To save time, prep whatever you can in advance. Maybe you could take Sunday evening to chop up your vegetables, for example. You can even make certain meals in advance, and then freeze them so you have super fast meals later on in the week. You’ll get into a good routine this way and save so much time during the week.
This is a collaborative post written by a contributing writer.