Menu Planning – How To Menu Plan For A Month In 35 Minutes!by PlanningQueen on September 13, 2009 in Recipes
I often prattle on about how efficient it is to menu plan for the family in bulk and how once you start the process, you can knock a monthly plan of quite quickly. Well this weekend when I created our monthly menu plan with the kids, I timed it so I could show you just how quick it really is!
|10 mins|| |
Gain children’s input. 5 meal selections per child. To assist the selection process I have collated a list of all the meals that I have in the planner and printed it out for them.*
|5 mins|| |
Mum’s choices. Selected 3 new recipes to try over the month from saved online favourites. I now have 23 meals selected of the 28 needed for the monthly plan.
|2 mins|| |
Create matrix of activity and meal requirements for each day of the week. One day a week will be created from “left overs”, so now I have 27 of the 28 meals that I need to choose for the month!
|8 mins|| |
Allocate the meals listed across the days of the month, according to the matrix. Choose a meal to fill the one remaining gap.
|10 mins|| |
Use the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner to collate menu plans and shopping lists. Save these pdf files with date naming conventions like “090912 menu plan.pdf” and “090912 shopping list.pdf”
|Completed Monthly Menu Plan For The Family!|