So now that we are finally settled into our new home and know what our expenses are like, we decided to get back to our monthly meal planning which will help us track our food and lessen those “extras” that we tend to buy every time we go to the store.
**This is what works for us. You can customize this so it suits your needs and budget. This post is simply to suggest some ideas that might work for you and your family.
Our kids typically just enjoy cereal or Pop-Tarts for breakfast with the occasional pancakes or muffins on the weekends when I have time to cook a large breakfast. That’s why I have those listed at the bottom of the document. Lunches for the kids are either PB&J or pepperoni and cheese, with the occasional chocolate/coconut/almond butter (my own recipe) sandwich or Nutella sandwich or frozen pizza on the weekends. The “other” is there for other ideas that I might have for the month for any one of us in the family.
This document can also be used as the shopping list. Once we write down what we want for the month, we know what we need to purchase. We write the “extras” on the back such Continue reading…