How did Kelly and Carly go with their recent digital detox? And they look at the productivity tool that is menu planning.
Menu planning – some people do it for weight loss, some for budgetary reasons, and some, like Kelly, do it simply to be more organised and not have to decide at 4pm each day ‘What’s for dinner tonight?’.
In this episode of Straight and Curly Kelly and Carly break down how they approach menu planning and share which aspects of it works for them, and which don’t.
PLUS: The girls briefly talk about their recent digital detox – who loved it and who hated it with the fire of a million suns?
Start by planning a week at a time and only plan the meals you need to cook for.
- Simplify as much as possible – for example there’s no real need to plan breakfast and snacks unless it’s part of a health plan or you have a particular desire to do so.
- Ask for help – get your family to suggest meals they enjoy and have them participate in the planning.
- Commit to it and stick to it. Menu planning only works if you honour and don’t throw in the towel on Friday night and order takeaway and waste the food you bought to cook with.
- We challenge you to menu plan for the coming week. You can either plan meals to cook for the week or you can do a few make-ahead meals on Sunday to get you through the week.
- Put together a meal plan and show it to us using #straightandcurlypod
Picklebums Monthly Menu Plan
- Gourmet Girlfriend
- Smaggle’s Make-Ahead Meals
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