How To Meal Plan Online

It’s Hump Day! Even more exciting, tomorrow is the last day of my social work internship. I have enjoyed being an intern, but I’m definitely ready for my 3 week break before I start working. Right now I’m making a brunch bundt cake as a thank-you to the team that I worked with this year. I’ll post the recipe for the cake soon.

Tonight I want to share my meal plan for the coming week. I use a website called Say Mmm. Say Mmm is great because  you can link recipes, plan meals for the week, and generate a shopping list. I start off by creating my meal plan based on what I already have in the house and what’s on sale at the grocery store. Here’s what I came up with for this week:

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After I make my meal plan, I use Say Mmm to create a shopping list. The ingredients needed for the recipes automatically appear in the shopping list, with the exception of typical staple items such as salt, pepper, etc, which are noted on the recipe page. You can then manually add any other items you need such as snacks or non-food items. Here’s what part of my list looked like this week:

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I look at the list on my phone when I go grocery shopping. The mobile webpage actually has check boxes that cross out the item after you select it. I am such a list person so I love checking everything off.

Meal planning is a great way to save money and reduce food waste. I’m a weirdo and enjoy meal planning, but I know it can be difficult to find the time to do it. I’ve found that tools like those on Say Mmm really speed up the process and keep me from making multiple trips to the grocery store. Please feel free to share your meal planning tips, challenges, and questions. I hope that you find this information useful!

*I was not contacted or compensated by Say Mmm. I just find the website incredibly useful and wanted to share!


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