Are you a meal planner? If not, why don’t you meal plan? Too busy, don’t like leftovers. Don’t like to cook, don’t know what you want? Here are a few helpful sites for meal planning.
One of my favorite sites is https://www.skinnytaste.com. The meals are simple and easy to prepare and each week they put together a meal plan for the week ahead. If you’re short on ideas or don’t even know how to plan a week at a time this is a great place to start. I’ve made many of their recipes and even own two of their cookbooks, The Skinnytaste Cookbook and The Skinnytaste One and Done so you can tell I’m a real fan.
Another great site for meal planning is CookingLight.com. They also provide a week of healthy meal prep. Each week they bring you five recipes that you can make in 45 minutes of less. They have a newsletter you can sign up for where they will send you the recipes, plus tips, advice and more.
A third site is TheKitchen.com, they also have meal planning ideas which include weeknight dinners, freezer friendly meals and even a week of stir fried dinners.
Have food in the fridge or the pantry that you want to use up and need some ideas? SeriousEats.com allows you to explore recipes by ingredients, dish type, method and cuisine. This is the perfect site if you’re wondering how to use up ingredients you already have on hand.
Hate to waste food but don’t know how to meal plan and use up those leftovers? Check out SaveTheFood.com. You can create custom meal plans and perfectly proportioned shopping lists that help you stop wasting food. They will help you build a plan or you can choose one of their plans.
Another helpful site is the NYTimes.com, they offer a newsletter devoted to weeknight recipes for busy people who still want something good to eat.
Our crazy schedules and busy lives often make meal planning difficult. Check out these helpful sites for meal planning and you may find a few ideas to help you get started.