Monday, June 30, 2008

Meal Planning take two

I mentioned in the last post my love for meal planning that extends beyond dinner. And you should too. So my meal planning tip take two is this:

Plan three square meals and snacks!

Why? Oh my I have so many reasons. How about getting in all those edible rainbow colors each day, or using all the produce you bought, rotating snacks to keep it fresh for the kids, using your food storage, keeping grocery costs down, trying new foods...I could go on but you're catching my energy for this now, right?!

I try and limit cold cereal and sandwiches to two times a week. Having breakfast and lunch planned helps me think beyond the PBJ and Kix. Now my milk and bread gets stretched several days more and my kids are eating more nutritious foods all through the day.

Have you tried this? Comments please!!


kelly said...

WOw, I am impressed with myself if I plan dinners alone! AMazing.

Regular, with half and half and raw sugar said...

I absolutely have to plan meals and snacks! It's my favorite part of the week. I post it on the refrigerator so its easy for all to see what we're having. Check out my blog, July 10th post, to find out what I did about snacks this summer. It has been a lifesaver