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Menu planning on autopilot: How to automate your menu planning

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Menu planning on autopilot: How to automate your menu planning


It’s a good idea to plan a menu, but it can feel like a chore. Stop this nonsense once and forever by creating a menu plan that rotates! Set your menu plan to autopilot!

How to make menu planning automatic:

Menu planning has not been my favorite activity for a long time. It makes me sad, because our meals are not as they should be without a plan. I’ve been resorting to quick prep meals (think frozen pizza, pasta with a jar of sauce poured over top and grilled cheese & tomato soup…) Not good! Menu planning has taken a nosedive over the past year due to picky eaters and a lack of desire to cook. In contrast, grocery stores must have been happy that I didn’t plan, as I ended up spending more. 🙂

This brings me to the present. I’m pleased to say, I’ve found a system that works for me! Actually, I’ve put menu planning on autopilot! It was a bit of effort to plan ahead (but still only 4 steps!)), but now we’re smooth sailing and enjoying meals we love.

Step 1: Brainstorm

I spent the most time on this part. One afternoon, I sat and listed all of the meals that we enjoy. The favourites of our family. My goal was to reach 60…



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