Easy Healthy Meal Planning for Busy Homeschool Families

meal planning for homeschool moms

Do you every get burned out on meal planning, grocery shopping, and thinking about what’s for dinner

So do I!

In this video, I share one way I can easily put healthy dinners on the table for our homeschooling family of 6, without spending hours meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking.

Why meal planning is a good idea

Confession time: I haven’t always been a meal planner, and to this day there are weeks here and there when I skip the meal plan and wing it. And then I remember why I started planning our meals to being with and I hop right back on the bandwagon.

Meal planning is a great way to:

  • save time
  • save money
  • save you from decision fatigue

 

HOW TO MAKE A MEAL PLAN YOU CAN STICK TO

When creating or adjusting your meal plan, here are a few things to ask yourself:

1) What matters most to me when it comes to dinner?

Are you a foodie, or are you just trying to get your basic nutrients in? Do you enjoy cooking, or are you just trying to get dinner done?

 

2) How much time do I want to spend preparing meals?

Are you busy outside of the home during the week? Are you holding down a job? Can you prepare 15, 30, 45, 60 minute meals? Do you have a partner and/or kids who are able to use a stove and contribute to getting dinner on the table? (Hey homeschoolers–cooking class anyone?)

 

3) How much money do I have budgeted for groceries?

You can get pretty creative with your grocery budget with a little research and planning. Are you willing to spend a little more on high quality ingredients to feed your family, or is spending as little as possible on meals your top priority?

 

Meal planning doesn’t have to be all-consuming.  It is simply a tool to obtain what matters most to you in your home and family.  Be open to ways to simplify the process, even if that means taking a break altogether.  Using a meal kit–if you can make it work for your family–is one way to experience rest so that you can focus on connecting with your people.

DISCLAIMER:  This post is not sponsored in any way.  This is just one mom sharing to another how incorporating a meal kit can bring refreshment to your dinner routine. 

 

 

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