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School is back in session which means after school activities, practices and games. It can be hard to get dinner on the table when you’re running kids everywhere, but with a little planning you can get it done. Check out what is on this week’s menu and how I plan around activities.
Planning Around Activities
One of the first things I do when I write my meal plan for the week is write down any activities we have going on that day. There are three reasons this is so important.
- First, you need to be sure you’ve got time to make the meal you’ve planned. If you have a late meeting or are running kids to practices, you’re not going to have time to make a meal that takes 45 minutes to cook. I usually reserve meals that take longer to cook for Sunday nights at our house.
- Second, when you don’t plan meals around your activities you’re going to end up wasting food. If you don’t have time to prepare the meals you’ve selected those ingredients will probably end up going bad and being tossed out. I don’t know about you but I really hate wasting food.
- Third, buying food you don’t have time to cook is a waste of time and money.
Planning ahead will help you avoid those last minute trips through the drive-thru which honestly take more time than just packing something quick & easy to eat on the go.
Check out my post with my favorite on-the-go meals.
WEEKLY LIVE MEAL PLANNING
Check out this week’s live meal planning video.
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PRINTABLE WEEKLY MEAL PLAN
The weekly meal plan is a word doc so you can download and make changes to suit your needs. Just click on the image below to download, edit and print. You can find templates for all Portion Fix Meal Plans (A-F) in the Resource Library.