When I first started blogging I tried meal planning to stop me staring in front of the fridge freezer when I got home from work, willing something to jump out at me for dinner and then end up driving to get a takeaway. It was also a way for me to minimise food waste as I used to buy a lot of food at the start of the month and I’m ashamed to say that quite a bit of it ended up in the bin uneaten. I gave up with meal planning but I did reduce food waste by changing the way I shopped and only buying enough food for a few days but there are still times that I drive to Tesco after work to pick up something for dinner that night and ready meals aren’t exactly known for being a nutritious meal.
I have decided to meal plan again to try and eat more healthily, especially with my next IVF cycle less than 2 months away I need to make sure my body is more a temple and less a trash can! I am sure that there are many others out there who ask themselves “what’s for dinner?” and then are either reaching for a takeaway menu or going to the local shop to pick something up from there; or maybe you need a bit of motivation and inspiration occasionally when it comes to meal times and seeing something on somebody’s list might take your fancy and you will give it a try. If any of these situations sound like you then maybe you would like to join me in my weekly link up?
All you need to do is write your weekly meal plan for that week, on a Monday my post will go live along with a linky tool that you can share what’s on your menu for that week by linking your blog post. Visit a few of the blog links to say hello (hopefully there will be more than me participating in this otherwise its going to be an extremely quick link up!) and check out what they are having, you might even be inspired to try something new :). You can include recipe links in your meal plans and hopefully it will increase traffic to your blog too. Oh and I managed to get a bit techy and even made myself a button for my sidebar (get me, HTML buff) if you want to grab that for your blog post.