Straight and Curly Episode 20: Menu planning


We kick off this episode with a quick recap of how our digital detox (or should I say ‘internet detox’) went last weekend. Short story – Carly loved it and I hated it!

Then we get on to menu planning.

My relationship with it is like my relationship with to-do lists – complicated.

In theory, the whole concept of menu planning should greatly appeal to me. It allows me to be organised when it comes to doing the weekly shop and also to outsource the making of four meals a week. But it’s still one of my most loathed jobs each week. Perhaps it’s related to the fact that trying to come up with meals that are nutritious, meet the dietary intolerances of my whole family and are also quick and easy to make challenges the lack of imagination I have with regard to anything kitchen-related. But mostly I think it’s to do with the fact that menu planning is a weekly reminder of the fact that I have to cook. I hate cooking!

Anyway – in this episode Carly and share how menu planning can also help with budgeting and weight control along with some of our favourite menu planning tips and tricks.

I mention this great app from Nicole at Planning with Kids that’s helped me greatly.

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