I’ll be honest, I am not a fan of meal planning as I like to cook with what I have on hand and don’t like getting stuck into a ridge dinner plan that I may not feel like by the time it comes to cook that meal.
About a month a go I started using Category meal planning, that’s what I named it anyway.
Basically on a Friday morning before I go to the supermarket I will write seven categories down, then go shopping with this open plan and buy what’s on special, come home and fill in the gaps with more specific meals as it gets closer to that day.
Follow my hashtag #categorymealplanning on Instagram for inspiration each week.
Categories are for example:
Pasta – eg, spaghetti bolognese, ravioli, gnocchi
Noodles – eg. stir fry, noodle soup and more here
BBQ – eg. steak, sausages, kebabs with a side salad
Roast – eg. chicken, pork, lamb with vegetables
Chicken – eg. so many to choose from here
Seafood – eg. crumbed fish, calamari with chips and salad
Leftovers – eg. normally on my last work day of the week we will eat all the leftovers from the preceding days. Everyone may have a different meal depending on how much is left.
Slow Cooker – so many to choose from here
Soup – so many to choose from here – will depend on what vegetables need to be eaten
And so on.
I am loving using this method of meal planning for our dinners.
Do you category meal plan?