Ideas for Dinner: Family Meal Planning and Dinner Menus
If you just want to browse for ideas, check these out. Dinner plans by the month:
I'll build this out as the year moves on.
Menu planning for your family is one of the best things you can do to help shrink your food budget. Planning menus will help you waste less food, save money on the groceries you buy, and help eliminate those last minute fast-food runs or pizza deliveries because you're all hungry and don't know what to fix.
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The more you begin to plan your meals, the better able you will be to use things up rather than throwing good food away. If you keep a written menu on your refrigerator or somewhere else in your kitchen, add a spot to keep track of leftovers. Then when someone needs a quick lunch or snack, they can look at the list and see what's in the frig that needs eating. Have them cross the item off the list if they eat it all.
Ideas for Dinner when You're Stuck with Leftovers
Here are some creative ways to use up leftovers in ways that won't have you feeling like you're eating the same food over and over.
And for those nights when you're tired and can't think of anything to cook, don't waste your money on take-out. Scan this list of easy meal ideas and see if you can pull something together.