Menu Ideas​​​​​​​​​​​

Why Menu Plan?

Taking a little time on the weekend to plan out the coming week meals can help you save time and money during the week. By planning ahead you will avoid last minute trips for groceries and buying items you will end up throwing out. With a planned menu you can shop for exactly what you need and you can plan accordingly with sales!

How to Plan your Menu

Set aside about an hour on the weekend, possibly Saturday so you have time to shop Sunday, and go through fliers and coupons to find what is on special. Then go through your cookbooks or favourite recipe sites and find recipes that you can use with those ingredients.

Helpful Tips

  • Look at your schedule – busy Wednesday? Make extra on Tuesday so you don’t have to cook again.
  • Ask your family if they want to try anything. Giving them some input could prevent them from grumbling around the table. Also, post the menu on the fridge. This way they will know what is for dinner, and possibly even get things started for you…
  • Look ahead – if you have to cut up carrots for tonight’s dinner and tomorrow's, cut enough for both nights at once.
  • Organize your shopping list – to prevent having to run back when already in line.

 

Weekday Meals

Weekend Meals




Breakfast For Dinner

Camping Out

Cooking For a Few

 
 
 

Elegant Dinner Date

For Kids

Freeze Ahead Meals

 
 
 

​Italian Family Suppers

​Hearty Chicken Dinners

Keen on Quinoa

 
 
 

​Let's Do Brunch

Main Dish Salads

Meals in 30 Minutes

 
 
 

Meals for Special Occasions

​Meatless Meals

Mother's Day

 
 
 

​Packed Lunches

​Planned Overs

​Planning Ahead

 
 
 

​Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

Slow Cooker Supper Solutions

​Smoothies

 
 
 

Summer Grilling

​Superfoods

Thanksgiving & Fall Dinners

 
 


 

Cedar-Planked Dinners

Breakfasts of Champions​​

Food to Fuel



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Make-Ahead Brunches

Whole Grains





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Last updated on April 28, 2017