Mama’s Helper: Menu planning

Menu planning always makes my life easier.  Coming up with the ideas and actually doing it is the tough part.

I’ve recently started following Sarah Remmer’s work (RD) and really enjoyed this post!  Menu plan and recipes!

Even my 2 year old is starting to have an opinion over what should be included in our weekly menu.  I aim to menu plan before grocery day (doesn’t always happen!) and our week goes much smoother.  Having a menu plan truly does make the witching hours much easier to deal with.  Figuring out what to make for dinner, and making it while holding a needy baby or negotiating with a 2 year old who quickly escalates from a whiny voice to death-kon-3 tantrums is something I like to avoid.

I’m trying to include my 2 & 4 year olds in the menu planning process (ahem…when I’m at the top of my game).  They will volunteer one thing they would like included in our week’s meals (and it has to qualify as a “healthy” choice).  They seem to like knowing what is coming at them for meals in the near future.

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My current system – dry erase marker on the glass of a frame

 

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One thought on “Mama’s Helper: Menu planning

  1. Jill says:

    Love this!

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