Happy New Year!
I hope you had wonderful holiday!
It’s officially 2017! Time for a fresh start! If you’re looking to be better at meal planning in 2017 I’m here to help! For years I’ve would always generally talk about meal planning and certain meals I liked to include on my meal plan however I never really talked about my meal plans specifically. Well, it’s a new year and that’s about to change! Every Sunday I will be featuring 5 meals on my weekly meal plan on The 29 Minute Mom. These meal plans are designed to be easy, family friendly and ready in about 29 minutes or less. I even incorporate ideas for theme nights like Taco Tuesday and Meatless Monday. The point of my meal plan is to have 5 meals planned for the week. And since schedules change and life happens these meals don’t have a specific day of the week they need to be made. I also take into account a few free days a week, hence only a 5 meals so you can incorporate leftovers, freezer meals, etc… I will really be diving into more about my meal planning strategies throughout the year so whether you’re a beginning or a novice meal planner hopefully some of my tips will help!
Meal Planning 101
Whether you’re new new at meal planning or not you’ll want to listen to my Meal Planning 101 podcast which you can read about and listen to HERE. This will get your started and I talk a little bit about my strategies for meal planning to my it not only effective but to also save time and money!
Weekly Meal Plan: Week 1
This week’s meal plan includes
- Mandarin Orange and Spinach Pasta Salad
- Cheddar Ranch Crispy Chicken Tacos
- Cilantro-Lime Chicken
- Vegetable Lo Mein
- 20-Minute Chicken Parmesan Soup
And stay tuned to Mother Thyme! I’ll be back later this week with some new and tasty recipes for 2017!!