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Here’s a familiar scenario in my household: I am driving home from work, wondering what I will make for dinner with an empty fridge and on an empty stomach. Because I haven’t planned well, we either order dinner through a window (we all know how lessthan-healthy that is!), or snack incessantly when I walk into the kitchen still deciding on the dinner menu.

Planning meals one week at a time will save us time and money. Did you know grocers make their money off ‘add-ons’ from our shopping list? When we prepare our lists beforehand and eat before we head to the grocery store, we’re more likely to stick to our lists and choose healthier options. Things seem to run smoother in our households when we are a step ahead of our meal times. Here is a suggested way to plan a week. Take a day, let’s say Sunday evening, and write your menu for the week. While you write in your meals for each day, add the ingredients to your shopping list. On the days you know you’re going to be the busiest, make that day your crockpot meal, or plan to use your leftovers. On the day you have your food, you may even want to make some meals in advance. We never regret it when we plan ahead!

Chaim October 2011  

CHAIM shows you how to hear God, get organized, get fit, help your children learn, and GET RESULTS! Come find out how God loves you in a da...

Chaim October 2011  

CHAIM shows you how to hear God, get organized, get fit, help your children learn, and GET RESULTS! Come find out how God loves you in a da...

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