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Meal planning is key when it comes to keeping your sanity, staying organized, and saving money. So what’s the secret?It’s really not that complicated. It’s as simple as knowing what you have on hand, pairing that with what’s on sale at the grocery store, then putting together a menu of recipes your family loves.Enjoy the following meal planning articles as well as these tools that will help you begin— and you’ll be on your way to saving money!
- Why Should I Meal Plan?
- 5 Easy Steps to Meal Planning
- Meal Planning 101 — Part 1 | Part 2
- “Planning Never Tasted So Good” – Chapter 4 from my book, Saving Savvy
- Five Tips to Avoid the Weeknight Dinner Scramble
- How to Plan a Kitchen Prep Day
- 5 Ways to Save Money Dining Out or Eating In
- How I Beat My Challenge to “Waste No Food”
- Reducing Recipe Costs
- Eat From The Pantry Challenge for January
- How I Fed Four Adults for Only $4.62!
- How to Create Your Own Recipe Box and Shopping List
- How to Save When Holiday Entertaining
- Master Holiday Meal Plan (2-Part Series)
* Holiday Meal Plan – Part 1
* Holiday Prep Day and Strategy – Part 2
Meal Planning Website Resources:
$5 Dinners: An amazing resource for meal planning, that also has a store specific bargain meal of the week!
All Recipes: Plug in your ingredients to find recipes that match what you have on hand!
Crockpot 365: A full year (yes EVERY day) of crockpotting!
E-Mealz: Subscription service whose meal plans are based on Sales Cycles at the stores they cover (in the South and West – but includes WalMart, Kroger Affiliates and an “any store” plan).
Food Network: Recipes and demonstrations on many different kinds of meals. You can follow different chefs and grab their recipes here!
Organized Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday: Lots of ideas for your weekly menu.
Recipezaar: Contains a massive ingredient search database, to find recipes to match items you have on hand!
SuperCooks.com: A new recipe search engine that finds recipes you can make with the ingredients you have at home.