Easy Meal Planning and Prep Ideas.

Perhaps you’ve decided to try out meal planning. You’ll likely find that it can be an
effective method for ensuring that everyone at home receives a healthy meal with
little effort. For those who are busy or just plain exhausted after a day’s worth of work,
then meal planning can completely change your life. Before you can start planning your
meals, however, you need to have a few recipe ideas. To help ensure you get started
the right way, here a few general recipe tips to keep in mind.

Have a general consensus of everyone’s tastes.

One of the worst things that you can do is cook a meal large enough to have leftovers
that carry you through the week only to find that no one likes it. That’s time, money, and
effort wasted. Before you start looking or creating a recipe, you should speak to your
family about what they like to eat and what they don’t like to eat. Be sure to include
yourself in this interview, too. Once you have a taste collection, you can then start to
look for and create recipes according to those tastes.

Stick with themes.

Another recipe idea is to stick with a theme for certain days. For example, Tuesdays
can be taco night or soup night. This can make creating recipes easy. It also allows your
week to be broken up just enough to ensure that you don’t get bored with the same

Store your recipes somewhere easily accessible.

Let’s be honest, we’re all lazy people. Some of us can become burned out on an idea at
even the smallest hint of extra effort. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Work is
difficult and exhausting. Add adult responsibilities on top of that and it’s no wonder
you’re looking for minimal work. To ensure that your meal planning is successful, you
need to store your recipes in an easily accessible place. More than that, they need to
stay organized.

In a nutshell, no one wants to spend a few minutes flipping through a book trying to find the right recipe. Organization is going to be your best friend in this regard. You may want to consider storing your recipes on a handle of one of your cupboards. Or just have it in the top drawer next to your cooking instruments.

See you soon,


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  1. CarolCooks2 says:

    Good advice, Ludmilla although I will say cooking extra is a boon for anyone cooking for one or anyone who works unsocial hours …Thank you for following CarolCooks2 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome Mrs CarolCooks2 ☺️. Your support means a lot to me 😉.

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