Over last few years I have tried different approaches to meal planning.
Currently I am doing mix style meal planning.
I used to do:
– a theme night (Monday – pasta night, Tuesday- traditional food, Wednesday- meatless dinner, Thursday – soup/sandwich, Friday- crepes/pancakes etc, Saturday – something new, Sunday- comfort food
– monthly meal plan budget friendly
-weekly plan based on the current offers in local shops
– plan based on the freezer content
– protein based plan (Monday – leftovers, Tuesday -chicken, Wednesday- Pork, Thursday – fish, Friday-beef, Saturday – again fish, Sunday -roast)
– no plan at all
They all had their advantages and disadvantages.
Neither of them was fully perfect fit for my family.
So I took what we liked from each of those types and created our own style.
As mentioned in my previous post https://agathaineire.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/how-i-meal-plan-part-2/ I try to plan using many ingredients we have at home so we stay on the budget.
I also included one favourite meal per week per family member.
I love to try new recipes or create my own so I am making sure that at least twice a month I have slot for this.
I will try to make a list of my favourite resources available online in my next post.
Happy meal planning