It can be so hard to fit in cooking, let alone meal planning into busy days. But it’s also worth the effort, because it will save you time, energy and money if you do it. There are a few keys to keeping it realistic though.
1. Do it fast!
That may seem obvious, but it’s easy to get sucked into a rabbit hole of searching for recipes on the internet. That can be fun, but so time consuming. Let’s keep this as simple and quick as possible.
2. Match the meals to the busyness of your day.
3. Don’t forget to plan side dishes too.
It’s easy to get so focused on the main dish that you forget the sides. You can find lots of simple sides here. I really do like keeping things simple, so if I want a side dish that requires a bit more time or prep, I serve it with a main dish that requires almost nothing – think slow cooked bbq chicken or a ham steak heated in a skillet.
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