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If you are too frazzled to put together a meal plan (even though you know, you know, you can save money doing it, blah, blah, blah), this post is the jackpot!
As a mom of 5 busy kids, meal planning is the only way to stay sane sometimes. Yeah, planning ahead is a chore…but getting dinners on the table beats doing the 5:00 whats-for-dinner shuffle every time!
In this post you will find a monthly meal planner (don’t worry, it’s easier than you think!) PLUS seasonal ideas to chose from for every month of the year.
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August! You gotta love all the choices for fresh produce we get this time of year.
I’m a summertime gal, so life right now is all about barbecues and fresh salads. Even better if you can grow some of the ingredients yourself! Why not try growing something in the kitchen window or the back porch?
Today I’m sharing everything we’ll be eating for the first two weeks of August. I’ve got plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Get help with your own budget meal planning here, or just take these ideas below and use them in your own home. I won’t tell!
When writing up a meal plan on Halloween, it’s important to resist the urge to write “candy” in every spot. Tempting as that is, you’re probably better off taking a piece here and there and eating it in the closet like a normal Mom. It’s called portion control.
I don’t want to start a political battle here (especially because I’d rather watch Yo Gabba Gabba than see one more election ad), but I think that it’s important to teach your kids about taxes using their trick or treat candy.
My kids do this thing where they wait until I’m distracted. Then they put a package in my hand, knowing I’ll unwrap it and hand it back to them. Basically giving them permission to snack at will.
But I’m not one of those moms that lets her kids snack at will. Hence the need for deception.
I give them an A for effort and creative use of their resources. But most of the time I snap out of it and withdraw my passive permission before they’ve scarfed down their candy (or whatever they’re after).
I try to keep snacking down to a minimum. It’s too expensive to feed this crew whenever they’re “hungry”. But more importantly, I want them to recognize the difference between real hunger and boredom (or whatever emotion they’re trying to eat).
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