It may seem like a small gesture, but simply planning out my meals at the start of each week helps me tremendously. It takes away my anxiety about what to make each night. Plus, it makes grocery shopping much easier (and allows me to be aware of what I need to buy!). I’ve dabbled with meal planning in the past by jotting meal ideas down on fleeting pieces of paper. But by midweek, I found myself searching for the lists! Now, I’ve discovered a way to make family meal planning easy!
Dry Erase Meal Planner Decal by Pinhole Press
Now I don’t really plan out breakfast, since that meal is usually simple. I let the kids choose between a few easy items. And I plan out lunch sometimes, but not nearly as often as I plan out dinner! I make one meal for my husband and me, and then a meal each for my two girls. (I do not know why they can’t want or like the same food!!) So this meal planner comes in huge handy when it comes to dinnertime.
Here's What I Love Most About this Meal Planner
- visible to my husband and in a location we see first thing in the morning!
- blends in flawlessly
- easy to wipe off with paper towel
- easy to remove from wall
- simple and minimal (not intimidating!)
- can’t get lost
I have successfully eliminated this question: “What are we going to do for dinner, hunni?” I don’t know why, but that question really gives me anxiety. I don’t know if it makes me feel as though I don’t have my stuff together or puts pressure on me… But not having that question ringing in my ears is definitely a good thing.
Now, my husband can simply look at the decal as he preps his morning coffee!
It Also Helps Me When It Comes to My Kids
Like I mentioned earlier, I don’t plan out breakfast. So I just leave that column blank. But this meal planner definitely helps me plan lunches for my girls. Even if they decide not to eat what is on the menu, at least I know I tried. It really helps me feel more organized! Plus, I know which ingredients I need to keep on hand for the week!
And with the holidays coming, I need all the organization I can get!
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