It’s 5 o’clock in the evening and everyone is wondering what’s for dinner, right?
Surely you’ve taken something out the freezer to cook because if you didn’t that means you’ll be ordering pizza again.
Trying to think of dinner ideas on a whim can be overwhelming. So today, I want to help you finally take the stress out of getting dinner on the table once and for all with weekly meal planning.
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8 Reasons to Start Weekly Meal Planning Right Now
1. You’ll save more money
When you know what meals you’re going to make, it makes it easier to stretch your grocery budget and not spend more than you have too.
We actually cut our grocery bill in half once we started using the $5 Meal Plan!
2. You’ll be more focused
Grocery stores love to distract you. But making a shopping list ahead of time will help you know exactly what you’re going in to grab so you don’t walk out with a cart full of junk.
3. You’ll save more time
Before I started weekly meal planning, I’d easily spend over an hour shopping. Time is so precious – you can never get it back.
Now, I’m in and out of the grocery store within 30 minutes top! (Just in time to catch my favorite tv shows)
4. You’ll spend less on takeout
Ordering takeout was definitely one of my biggest weaknesses. My kids kept me so busy that I didn’t always have the time or the energy to plan what’s for dinner.
But eating out isn’t cheap for our family. So cooking all of our meals at home saves us a ton of money.
5. You can cook less often
Making meals that can be used for leftovers is the BEST. Instead of spending 7 nights a week in the kitchen, you can win back so much time cooking only 3-4 nights each week.
6. Or you can cook in advance
If you don’t own a slow cooker (this is the one I use), you’re seriously missing out! You can make almost anything in a slow cooker – and get a headstart on dinner as early as you’d like.
I purchased my Crock-Pot from Amazon a while back and I LOVE it! You can find it here.
7. You’ll enjoy the quiet time
Making time for meal planning also means I get an hour of peace and quiet to brainstorm ideas. What mom wouldn’t love that?!
But if you’re like me and have trouble thinking of meal ideas, I highly recommend the $5 Meal Plan. Each week you’ll receive custom meal ideas right in your inbox!
For just $5/month, it helped us save a lot of more money and less time at the grocery store.
You can sign up to try it FREE for two whole weeks!
8. You can try new recipes
My husband would complain that we ate the same meals every week … and he was right. Before meal planning, I would only cook meals I was familiar with because I didn’t have time to experiment.
But since I’ve started meal planning, we’ve been able to try many new recipes that my kids (and husband) now love!
How To Get Started
By now, I’m sure you’re excited to start weekly meal planning. But if the idea of it all stresses you out, then you’ll love the $5 Meal Plan. It’s jam-packed with budget-friendly meal ideas that arrive in your email each week!
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoy having my Sunday nights back since I don’t have to come up with dinner ideas anymore! So is spending $5 a month worth taking the stress out of putting dinner on the table?
I’d say so – click here to try it for free!
Do you plan all of your meals each week?
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