With the new year just hours away, the odds are good that you’re thinking about organizing your life and eating healthier – I know that I am! For me, getting organized starts with meal planning because dinnertime is the most hectic part of our day. If I don’t have a menu guide or meal plan, our evening can quickly end up in chaos as I struggle to come up with a dinner idea. No plan = lots of time spent foraging through the cupboards, or even worse, running out to a drive thru (and that doesn’t work well for that “eating healthier” idea!).
To save myself lots of time and stress, I put together a “31 Days of Dinners” meal plan that will carry me through the entire month. Now when dinnertime rolls around, I just take a quick glance at my monthly menu and have a whole month of options right in front of me. You can choose to follow the guide in order so that the date matches the meal number on the list below, or you can pick and choose meals from the list each week as desired. I tend to follow it week-by-week and then rearrange the meals during the week according to our schedule. Having a meal plan makes dinnertime so much easier. Bonus: You’ll save yourself a lot of money (and waste) when you’re only grocery shopping for items on your menu guide!