Switching up your meal plan
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.