Due to working full time, Sunday is usually the day I’ll either stick our evening meal in the slow cooker for the day or we will go out for tea, this then frees up my morning, whilst Roo naps to prep for the week ahead.
I’ll usually aim to make 3 items, taking me roughly around 1 hour to prep everything, Normally this includes 1 breakfast item to last 2 days and 2 lunch items to last 4 days. All meals are served with easy to prep fresh fruit & Veggies and healthy packaged choices, such as rice cakes, bread sticks, dried fruits, yogurts, cheese.
Whenever I do get a free 20 mins of an evening, I’ll often use the time to whip up something quick, to literally stick straight into the freezer for another day. Basically to ‘top up’ the stash. This is such a key trick, and is also a fab way to reduce food waste.
Getting the whole family involved in the meal planning, ensures that everyone will have meals on the plan that they enjoy. Meal planning over 4 weeks means that you’ve got plenty of time to think about meals for the next plan too.