Meal planning has so many advantages and will save you both time and money as well as potentially changing your eating habits by encouraging you to focus on what you’re eating in the coming week.
I plan my meals weekly starting from Monday, ending up the following Sunday and I usually do my weekly shop on a Sunday afternoon ready for the following day.
This means that on a Sunday morning, I write a quick list of what we have in the cupboards, fridge and freezer. Once I have my list of everything we already have in, I try to use as much of that as I can to make meals for the following week and then I work out what else we need to buy to make up the rest of the meals that we’ll be eating.
The list of food we need is then my shopping list so I know that we’re only buying what we actually need rather than wandering around the supermarket trying to work out in my head what we’ll be eating and either not buying enough or buying too much.