Do you want to save time and money on dinner? Are you looking for new dinner ideas? Who isn’t, right? After all, as I often say, the more we save on time and money, the more time and money we have for taking vacations and finding everyday adventures.
One of my favorite ways to save both time and money consistently is by menu planning. I know, I know, everyone who hates to cook and plan probably just groaned. But hear me out …
Taking a few minutes early in the week to plan your menu for each day will easily save you 15 to 30 minutes every day. That’s several HOURS a week for a short investment of time. Not to mention all the money you’ll save by only purchasing what you need at the grocery AND only having to go once.
Introducing Eat at Home
However, even if the benefits of menu planning aren’t worth the effort to you, I’ve got a great resource that will do the work for you. Once you join Eat at Home, you’ll have a weekly menu (with a grocery list) already planned out for you. Not only is the planning work done, but the dinner recipes are also delicious and EASY.
Each week, just log on to your membership and select the menu you want for the week. You can pick between four different meal plans: Traditional, Whole Food Plant-Based, Slow Cooker/ Instant Pot (perfect for REALLY busy weeks), and No Flour/No Sugar. Each week contains 5 or 6 easy dinners and 1 dessert or salad. Most of the menu plans also include at least one 15-minute dinner and one slow cooker dinner.
Insider tip: Every month you can find a week of freezer dinners in the Slow Cooker/Instant Pot menu. So, if you have a free afternoon, make those up to save you even more time later!
That’s a lot of good stuff! I find the site very easy to navigate and so far my entire family has enjoyed most of the dinner recipes. I also haven’t found any meals that include weird or unusual ingredients.
I love that the meals can be cooked in any order. As long as you follow the grocery list, you’ll have everything you need to prepare them. This way, you can arrange the menu to fit your schedule. For instance, if you have a very busy night, enjoy your 15-minute dinner or crockpot meal that evening.
Insider tip: Add dessert for a night you want to celebrate or an evening where you have more time to cook. It’s so simple to customize!
You can also pick serving sizes of 3-4 or 6-8 so you don’t end up with tons of leftovers. For my family of 4, I use the 3-4 servings and that seems to work well for us. Sometimes we still have leftovers which are great for lunch the next day.
This program is seriously a great way to save yourself several hours a week as well as reduce your grocery bill each month!
Interested? Are you ready to save time and money on dinner every week? Do you want a never-ending supply of easy dinner ideas? Click on this link to learn more and join: Eat at Home!
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