Friday, October 29, 2010

Menu plans

Okay... someone recently posted somewhere about wanting menu plans. This is smack-dab exactly where I was headed--so here we go!!! This is going to be my menu plan for next week. Realize that I buy my meat in bulk and freeze it--so usually, I already have more than one type of meat in the freezer, but not always.

I'm going to work on next week's menu plan--which will undoubtedly NOT be very exciting, but at least allergenic and using the stuff I just bought plus whatever else is in the house. It's a lot harder to eat appropriately without a plan--whether you're trying to eat allergenically, just healthier, within a budget, or dieting. In your rush to figure out what to eat, you don't think methodically and are often stuck with what you can find. When you plan, you get the foods you need ahead of time or at least take inventory and plan accordingly.

And if you're thinking about bulk/freezer cooking, this would be a step closer to it: you have to plan your meals for bulk cooking, too. In fact, if you're menu planning now, why not plan in a meal that can be made in double or triple batches and plan to freeze it. Even having a single meal in the freezer can save you from a night of take-out. :)

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