Open your fridge
If you’re not sure where to start with planning your meals, you can make it easy by taking stock of what is in your kitchen. Take note of everything in your pantry and refrigerator, write it down, and see what meals you can make from those ingredients.
This should be a good start. You’d be surprised how many recipes you can make just by looking at the ingredients you have already in your fridge and cupboards.
What I often do is go to google, type in a few of the ingredients and voila, lots of recipes to choose from.
Try to find recipes that have most of your ingredients. Use up as much of your food you already found. Once that is done, make a list of all the ingredients you don’t have and need to buy at the grocery store.
If you know you will be pressed for time, try to think of meals you can make ahead of time or that can be made in the slow cooker all day while you are at work.
I know this can be a little time consuming but it is worth it. If we don’t keep on top of it, that is when we give in to junk food because we are too tired to even think what to make for supper.
For me anyways, it wasn’t so much the cooking that overwhelmed me, it was thinking what are we going to eat tonight.
So get to your fridge and see what is still good to eat and work around that. We are gradually proving that we can be healthy meal planners!