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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Benefits of Menu Planning - Part 1

I've been giving serious thought to a New Year's Resolution this year. As a child growing up, I always made a list of resolutions I wanted to accomplish. Usually I had broken at least several of those resolutions in the first week and most in the first month. About 15 years ago or so, there seemed to be a push 'against' making resolutions due to their very low rate of success. It seemed that the magazines stressed just make a list of goals or things you want to attempt. (well, that is sort of like a resolution) Then for about the past 4 years people have focused on one word or phrase to think about throughout the year. I did the word and phrase the past three years. Year one being the word "enough", year two "simple" and year three the phrase "keep ahead of the game".
This year I've decided to return to the good ol' New Year's Resolution. Difference being, instead of a list of resolutions, I have one resolution in mind. One resolution I intend to do for the year. One resolution to be successful with. That resolution is to "Menu Plan."

The way I look at it, Menu Planning gives several great results.
  1. I eat healthier.
  2. I feed my family better.
  3. We save money.
  4. I can possibly lose those stubborn 10 to 15 pounds. (It's 15 pounds now since Thanksgiving.)
  5. Having a meal plan will aid in my organization.
  6. Having a meal plan will save time in both cooking and fewer trips to the grocery store.
Now I have menu planned in the past. I've done planning for 1 week at a time as well as 1 month at a time. The trouble is that I don't do it consistently. That is where my resolution comes in. I intend to menu plan consistently. This is something that has been on my mind the past month. I CAN do this! If I can blog NaBloPoMo for a month, then I can menu plan for a year.

In up-coming posts I will show you some of the steps I'm currently taking in order for my New Year's resolution to be achieved.



Juliana said...

Oh my goodness Nancy, I am TERRIBLE about menu planning! I usually have no idea what to make until an hour or so before it's time to eat! I am SO SO SO looking forward to this! Maybe you can make yourself do a blog post with your plans for the week/month! We know you can do it!

Flea said...

I like your resolution!

While working at the psychiatric hospital, last New Years I asked each of the eating disorder patients if they'd made a resolution. One finally said no, that they always got her into trouble, that she kept them too well. So I guess there's a flip side to it.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Nancy! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and saying hello! I will look forward to following along on your menu planning journey and beautiful basket weaving!

Grab a cup of coffee and take time to enjoy some posts from the past