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It’s 4pm, do you know what’s for dinner? You might be surprised to find out that most people have no idea what’s for dinner most nights so they end ordering take out, going through the drive-through, stopping at the grocery store for items, or eating out.
Not only is that expensive, but it makes an already busy time frame even busier! Most people don’t have a lot of time after work and when you factor in all that running around after work, it’s enough to make you want to pull out your hair.
I don’t know if having a refrigerator full of condiments and jars of random stuff (basically an empty refrigerator) is one of your dinner dilemmas, but I do know it is for some people.
What’s for Dinner?
Over the years, I have found that Meal Planning can solve the “what’s for dinner” dilemma. I know it may seem too easy, but seriously, it truly helps.
I may not be easy to adjust and you might feel “confined” [this was me all the way!]; but play around with different options until you find what works best for you and your family.
I have learned that for me and my family, planning a weeks of meals means about 5 or 6 max. There are always days that we have to punt for some last minute thing so we eat leftovers or meals that I have individual portioned from the freezer.
I have also realized that my biggest struggle with meal planning was due to picking which meals I had on which days. I find that if I plan those 5 meals, I can move them around the week based on what’s going on with us that day and what I feel like cooking, lol. Sometimes I will plan easy meals or a crockpot meal on a day where I know I won’t have much time as well.
If you need help with Meal Planning, I have a great post that can help with that – 10 Easy Meal Planning Tips to Make Your Life Easier.
I don’t want to meal plan!
I hear you!! Guess what, you don’t have to! There are a lot of different options out there if you would rather have someone else meal plan for you.
One of those options is using Epicure’s Meal Plans. What’s great about them is that plan out meals for you (duh, lol), but they also include grocery lists (score!).
They have a few different ones here and they are always adding more, so be sure to check back often.
You can opt to mix and match what you feel like from their suggestions. You can also choose your own proteins and veggies, kind of like choose your own adventure. So if you have some chicken in the freezer you need to use up, then you can choose to use that with one Epicure’s Meal Solutions! Easy peasy!
Another awesome feature is that when using Epicure’s Meal Solutions and spices, the average cost per serving is about $3! That is definitely cheaper than take-out, subscription meal services, or drive through!
Let me be your personal shopper!
If you are still struggling with what’s for dinner and need help with meal planning, I can be your personal shopper/meal planner! All you have to do is fill out my personal shopper form and I will get it all sorted out!
What’s for Dinner? – Wrap Up
I hope you were able to find some quick and easy tips that will help you know what’s for dinner. The transition from zero to meal plan hero will take some time, but I promise you – you won’t regret becoming a meal plan hero!
You will save time, money, and your fridge will always be stocked with what you need!