Menu planning when homeschooling not only gives you sticking ability for homeschooling, but your family’s health is not compromised. Today, I have 31 days of dinner ideas for June but first I have to tell you why and how I plan this way.
Why Menu Planning for 31 Days Rocks (sorry no 7 day planning here)
For many years I have planned for 31 days regardless of the amount of days in a month.
Look at a few of these tips for planning for 31 days that I keep in mind.
You can look at your family’s schedule or appointment, but that takes too long for me. I plan for 31 days without trying to plan around appointments, days off or holidays. The goal is to gather 31 meals that my family will eat and remember. It’s about having them at my fingertips.
My goal for 31 days is to have ideas, not to be hemmed in. This means I can switch around ideas, which is why I don’t try to think of easy dinner ideas when we have appointments for the day. I have 31 days of options to choose from and can make decisions each week based on my family’s needs. Do you see how easily that you can plan for the next 7 days? It’s liberating to have more ideas ready than it is to have the next week sneak up on you and then have no plan. I don’t like that feeling and don’t want to be faced with it. It takes away from peace in our homeschool.
This same mindset applies to coupons and discounts. My 31 days of dinner ideas allows me the flexibility to take advantage of grocery store savings, the amount of time I have for the week and my family’s request for certain food. I will mark off dinner ideas or draw an arrow to another day when I want to take advantage of grocery store savings for that week.
The hardest part of planning is coming up with the ideas and then having the recipes. All my recipes are hyperlinked so that you can have dinner ready quickly.
Don’t undervalue your time by spending needless hours at the grocery time buying one or two items that you need for dinner.
When I cook, I have all my ingredients on hand and actually enjoy cooking so much more than I did when I planned for only 7 days.
31 Day Planning means Flexibility, Saving Money and Being Healthier. That Equals Smarter
I have no gasps of being in the middle of cooking and not having one key ingredient needed to complete the meal. I hated when that happens and I refuse to do it.
Cooking should be a fun part of homeschooling and I love caring for my family. 31 day menu planning lightens my burden each month and turns cooking into something that is painless, delightful and an enjoyable part of our day.
I hope these few tips I shared this month keeps you rocking on with 31 days of dinner ideas.
We are halfway through the year with month six and I am loving every bit of sharing with you.
Keep in mind I have repeated only a very few recipes because variety is what makes cooking for your family satisfying. Can you make that your challenge?
Download Here 31 Days of Dinner Ideas for June
If you need some more ideas, grab some of the other 31 days of dinner ideas.
Are you struggling with this? In what area?
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