I will be honest and tell you that meal planning is the most difficult thing for me to stick with when it comes to homemaking. Sometimes is a lack of motivation or follow-through, but most of the time it’s because I’m bored. The task is mundane and the meals leave something to be desired. So, today I wanted to share with you three things I have done recently to get out of my planning and prepping slump.
1. Switch up your system. I have found that I get in a rut if I use the same meal planning routine for an extended amount of time. Right now I’m following along with Inspired to Action’s Meal Planning Boot Camp as she shares how she uses Plan To Eat for quick menu planning. You can sign up for a free one month trial to see if it works for you.
2. Buy a cute apron. Ok, this may sound silly, but when I wear an apron I am more motivated to cook something a little more creative than our routine go-to dinners. I found my favorite one from Flirty Aprons. You can purchase one several places (like Amazon), just make sure it is one you will love wearing!
3. Try a new recipe. Or two or three… I have a habit of making the same meals over and over until my family is so sick of them, we don’t want eat them again for months! Because of this, I am trying to add more recipes into my meal plan by trying a new recipe onces a week (when possible).
Right now, BundleoftheWeek.com is offering five ebooks packed full of more than 125 easy recipes that are delicious and satisfying but don’t require a lot of prep time. The bundle includes: Crock On! by Stacy Myers, 20-Minute Meals by Leigh Ann Dutton (I have this one and it’s great!), Feast in 15 by Tiffany King (another good one I own that I need to start using more!), Got Dinner? by Susan Heid, and Eat This by Renee Tougas.
The Easy Meals bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 1/21.
Also, Katie over at Kitchen Stewardship just released a new book this week that I’m really excited about! Better Than a Box will teach you how to create whole food meals from processed food recipes. You can get it as a PDF (with 10 bonuses) or a Kindle version.
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