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This is my first post about planning our meals. And I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
The first question that most people ask, especially those who are new in the kitchen is: "Why Should I Plan My Meals?"
Meal planning is sometimes intimidating, not just for those who are just beginning to learn their way around the kitchen. Meal planning can also be a task to those who have been preparing meals for their families for a quite a long time.
There are several reasons for planning our meals on a daily basis.
It is easier to do the groceries when you have your menu all laid out. Planning takes the guess work out of what to buy in the supermarket. Have you ever experienced mental block while walking along a specific grocery aisle? Or have you experienced not being able to decide which meat, vegetable or ingredients to buy while pushing your cart?
These things make your shopping experience boring and most often than not, extended.
Budgeting wouldn't be such a hard task to do if you know in advance the dishes that you want to cook and the ingredients that would go well with what you're planning.
The cost of living has skyrocketed over the past few years and saving enough and putting delicious and nutritious food on the table has become harder and harder. Planning your meals properly, including your family's snacks can save you money because you lessen the tendencies of buying something to munch or snack on outside of your budgeted expenses.
Most importantly, a well planned meal can provide you and your family a well balanced diet that would help keep you and your family healthy to enjoy other activities.
You can try planning your family's meal one day at a time and see how it goes. Next week, let's all talk about the basics of how to plan your meals.