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I Suck at Meal Planning

I Suck at Meal Planning

The Mister and I are trying to make an effort to save more money and to eat more meals at home. We usually try and make at least 4 meals a week at home with the leftovers becoming lunch for the next day.

This leads us to doing a few things that are clearly not working. We eat the same meals week in, week out, we make WAY too much food and get bored of eating it and then end up throwing it out it or we eat cereal or toast for dinner which doesn’t leave us with leftovers for lunch the next day which means we buy our lunch, oh and of course we don’t like eating foods if we aren’t feeling it tonight. 

If you looked at my Pinterest, you’d see I like collecting recipes…but cooking not so much. I also love shopping and making lists but for some reason I just can’t seem to execute a successful week of meal planning.

I love, love perusing the farmers market and planning what I want to eat but by the time the day comes to make it, I’m just not feeling it.

So tell me, what are you cooking this week? What are your tips and tricks to meal planning? Do you stick to your meal plan? Where do I even start? 

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11 thoughts on “I Suck at Meal Planning

  1. We have the same problem. I know we would save so much money if we could just get our culinary skills working. But with my crazy schedule and his bad time management our dinners are often frozen pizza or fast food. One day I wanna go to that Supperworks place to just prep ALL our meals for a month.

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  2. Meal planning is the bane of my existence! Here’s what I’ve been trying to do lately, and it’s been working better than any other method I’ve attempted:
    I made a list of all the easy (20-30min) meals I like to make. I searched for other easy recipes until I had about 10-14 total. Then I rotate them every two weeks!
    One of my favorite go-to meals is homemade pizza. Lots of grocers here will sell a ball of pizza dough for $1-3, which makes it easy. I dont know how easy it would be to find GF dough though! Maybe a GF premise crust?? Anyway keeping sauce and mozzarella on hand in the freezer is easy, throw on whatever toppings you have or keep it to plain cheese, bake in the oven for 10mins and bam! Dinner!

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  3. I did meal planning for a while and it first it was great, but then it became a chore and a time-suck and I started to despise it. Have you heard of the capsule kitchen idea? I think it’s a lot less stressful. I can find the pin I saved about it if you want!

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