Even though we have been busy I have made sure to write up my meal plan for the month and draft up a grocery list for April. For me, planning dinners help keep me sane. I love having everything planned out so all I have to do is prepare the meal instead of scrambling to find something to eat.
You will also notice we are having lots of salads this month. My hubby and I have a little competition going right now to see who can lose the most body fat by my 30th birthday (May 15th!). We have a nice little reward for the winner and it is giving us the drive to really start cutting out more preservatives and processed foods. Salads are a great way to eat healthier and the options are endless! So we are having 2-3 salads per week for dinner. Wish us luck...well me at least ;) because I really want to win the prize!
Below is a list of the meals we are having in April and as always I can, may, and probably will rearrange the menu. I always seem to move things around depending on what produce looks good or is on sale.
I know it is kinda hard to read and I am sorry for that. I wish I could make it bigger and clearer for you guys.
Now onto the grocery list. I am so stoked for this month. This month contains lots of produce. Four months into this new eating style and I think we are really doing good! You can see we are having chili dogs...there is also bacon and ham on there, but I still believe having these things occasionally is alright. My kids love these foods so instead of banning them I am just limiting them.
I also wanted to note that I forgot to add milk, but as always we will be buying 4 gallons of milk. I haven't gone over the list with my hubby yet so he may have a few requests as well. But other than that here is the list so far.
Have you guys tried meal planning yet? I truly love it and urge you to give it a try. Even planning your meals weekly will really help reduce your spending. Writing a list out and taking inventory is a great way to save money!