We understand running a household is no easy task, so take one stress away by getting in the habit of weekly meal planning for you and the family. Meal planning takes less than half an hour a week and will save you hours of time during the week. Once you start, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner!
The most effective way to meal plan is by having a set menu you are committed to sticking to for the week and having this out in plain sight, for example, in the kitchen. We like to keep things simple and layout our meal plan on a Justick Whiteboard Mini. With a customised Meal Planning template, it makes it easy to not only see each weeks schedule at a glance, but then at the end of the week, it’s quick and easy to erase the old meal plan and start afresh!
If that isn’t enough of a reason to get Meal Planning using a Justick, here are a few more ways the Justick will make meal planning a breeze…
Easily create custom templates to suit you and your family’s needs. Saving you valuable time and money on re-drawing or re-printing new meal plans and templates weekly.
You can keep track of your meal plan while also keeping track of your budget and spending! Meal planning actually helps you to SAVE money by ensuring you buy only the ingredients you 100% need at the supermarket and ensuring less wastage with helping you to make better use of leftovers throughout the week. So create a budget/spending template to track your weekly spending and watch the savings add up.
Schedule in meal preparation time (ideally on a Sunday). Scheduling in an hour or two any day of the week or weekend to prepare some meals or meal elements in advance is a sure fire way to make your life a whole lot easier when it comes to meal time. On the schedule template, set aside some time to prepare whole meals to freeze and use when you find yourself in a rush or prepare elements like rice, roasted veggies and meats so the foundations of your meals are ready to go.
Having your meals written out in front of you on the Justick makes life so much easier and ensures you’re not lost for what to cook at meal time.
Display the day’s recipes on the Justick Board. During your meal planning time each week, find and print the recipes you’ll use than display them on the Justick. Not only does this give the whole family an idea of what to expect, it saves you time come prep time because the recipe is there ready to use!