Planning meals for a week
January 2, 2014 4:24 PM Subscribe
What are some tips and techniques for weekly meal planning?
posted by Aranquis to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 69 users marked this as a favorite
I always plan my meals ahead, but usually by a day (or two). I am a mid-twenties single woman who lives at home, but I mainly just cook for myself. I'd like to plan for a week instead to cut down on costs and also to cut down on the stress of having to plan when I'm tired after my full-time, somewhat physical job. I eat out only once every month or two. I love to cook (5-6 nights a week are meals I cook from scratch) and don't like leftovers unless I can repurpose. I try to limit convenience foods to once a week or less but it does happen, how do you plan for these variables when making your shopping list?
I already eat healthy, and don't eat much meat. I know what cheap foods are. But planning for a week is a little overwhelming. Any advice is welcome. I tend to overbuy, and either it's produce that goes bad because I bought too much or stuff that sits in the pantry for months.