I HATE PLANNING! I hate planning meals, blog posts, even events. I don’t like evite (the pressure to commit to something so far in advance is very stressful) and I hate talking about what we are doing next week. It is really a little too much for me sometimes. However, I live in a world that requires some semblance of planning. I have two daughters at two different schools, playing two different sports. We have to plan. I have a job. I have to plan. I have a planning type husband. I have to plan.
Meal planning has always been particularly stressful to me. I don’t like cooking, and our family is a crew of picky eaters! It is hard for me to plan out a weeks worth of meals that we will actually want to eat when it comes time to make them. I’ve used those subscriptions where they give you a weeks worth of meals, but we usually don’t like more than half of them, so it never works out!
We needed to save some money grocery shopping. I knew that a big way we could do that was if I could get it together and start planning our meals. So.. when I read about Plan to Eat over at Inspired to Action, I decided to try it free for 30 days to see if I would like it.
And…. it changed my life!!! For reals yo’!
Basically you enter your favorite recipes into the recipe book section (which does take some time, but is super easy). Then you just plop them into your planner and let Plan to Eat print you out a handy dandy little grocery list.
There is a little leg work in the beginning but it really isn’t that bad. Now that I have done that, it literally takes me 5 minutes each week to plan my meals and generate a list! Then it is off to the store I go! I often switch meals around, and don’t always stick with my calendar, but that’s because I hate planning. It is great for me to know that I have all of the ingredients for all of the meals on my list each week! Then I just cross them off as we eat them!
Kat over at Inspired to Action has an awesome boot camp to walk you through using the system program if you need some help! I just took a Saturday morning, threw my recipes in there, and was done! Now if I find one on Pinterest, I just throw it in and forget about it!
Seriously people…it has changed our lives! We eat home a lot more, and we are trying new things and saving money with our grocery shopping!
Revolutionary I say…..revolutionary!!
Because I loved it so much, I really wanted all of you to be able to try it! You can click the link below to sign up for your free one month trial. Everyone should do this, seriously, what do you have to lose? Then….
Once you sign up for your trial, check out Inspired to Action’s boot camp. Then…prepare to have your meal planning routine rocked!!!