I’m a big fan of our meal planner. Years ago, we used to just keep a staple of everything in the cupboard and cook up what we fancied each night. That was until my friend told me that they plan each meal out in advance. I thought this was a great idea and decided to try it out. We wrote our planned meals out on the calendar and then added things to a shopping list.
One birthday, my brother and sister came to my house to secretly decorate it. They were quite tickled to see that on my calendar it didn’t say ‘my birthday’ it said ‘ham, egg and chips’. It obviously stuck with my sister, as the following Christmas she bought me a beautiful meal planner and matching shopping list. It was magnetic so it stuck on my fridge. Perfect. I didn’t even know these existed before then. Now I would be lost without it. We plan all our meals in advance and it saves us loads on shopping each week. You see, we used to buy things that we didn’t have a plan for, so sometimes things would go to waste. Also, planning in advance allows you to work out what options might be more cost effective as you can use certain ingredients in more than one dish.
So in light of my discovery. I thought I’d share five of my favourite meal planners that are both gorgeous and inexpensive. The initial investment will be easily recouped in just one shop. Happy meal planning!
Cuppy Cakes Meal Planner – £8.00
Madame Romantica Meal Planner – £6.00
Nordic Nights Meal Planner – £6.00
Parkano Meal Planner – £8.00
Fridge Friends Meal Planner – £8.00
Aren’t they lovely? Which one would you like? Perhaps one of these would make a great gift for a friend on their next birthday?
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