Switching up your meal plan

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If you’re bored with your usual dinner rotation, Kim Schlichting of Live Simply with Kim has some ideas to jazz up your plan.

Tip No. 1: Take inventory

Kim suggests looking for dinner inspiration in your own fridge and pantry. This can help save you money. Keeping a list can help you keep track of what you already have.

Ask yourself: What can you make with the ingredients that you already have?

Tip No. 2: Get the whole family involved

Don’t put it all on yourself, ask you family/partner what ideas they have.

Give age-appropriate meal prep chores, like washing veggies or setting the table. Older kids can be in charge of dinner prep.

Tip No. 3: Buy groceries for the whole week

You can even grocery shop as a team.

Putting thought into meals beforehand, can help you save money at the grocery store.

Tip No. 4: Post the list of meals

This suggestion gives people voices and choices. In the morning, you can decide what you want to have later that day.

Tip No. 5: Eat together

If you plan the meal together, you should eat together too.