This week please welcome, Rachel Knecht, and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.
The month of April feels like a fresh start and one that I am excited to embrace. As tender heads of lettuce, juicy strawberries, and bundles of asparagus make their way to the produce aisle; I am inspired to refresh our family meals.
Meal planning used to feel daunting. Over the years I have come up with a few strategies to make the task easier. First, I keep a list of all the meals that are sure hits. These meals change depending on the season, but, honestly, I can eat grilled cheese sandwiches anytime of the year!
To save even more time, each day of the week has a theme (Monday = Pasta, etc). The themes give the week a natural variety without having to think too hard. I plan meals on Sunday and give each family member a chance to give input. Then I write the chosen meals on a whiteboard to remind me what’s for dinner.
For me, getting into the habit of meal planning has helped keep the week running smoothly. I hope this week’s meal plan helps simplify your week, too.
- New to Meal Planning? Start here! 10 Things to Know if You’re a First Time Meal Planner
- Looking for Last Week’s Meal Plan? Here you go! (plus all past meal plans!)