Were you a fan of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Remember how the contestants would need to confirm their answer with “that is my final answer”. It was a commitment to their
guess answer. Well, here is me hoping that I am giving my final answer to my meal planning struggle.
Just the other day, I was having this great conversation with my new friend, Shari, over at Faith Filled Food for Moms. She was discussing with me how getting and staying organized is an ongoing struggle for her, and I was confessing how meal planning is the same for me. She loves all aspects of meal planning. It comes naturally for her. That is evident if you spend any amount of time looking around her blog. While I’m not sure why there is such a road block for me with this one segment of household management, I fully recognize that there is. I have done a number of things in attempt to get this area of my life in check, and alas, I continue to look for a better system.
Enter Meal Planning Bootcamp over at Inspired To Action (a favorite online destination of mine!) Check out Kat’s introduction to the bootcamp post here. Granted, the bootcamp does require a subscription to PlanToEat, but there is a 30-day trial, so there is no real risk to giving this my all and seeing if I finally discover that ‘system’ for meal planning that will have me really stick to it!
Kat shares with us that the reason that this boot camp is centered around PlanToEat is because it’s the only meal planning system that has ever worked for her (and that gives me a tremendous amount of hope!)
The other thing that has me super excited about giving this system a great attempt is the fact that Kat claims that this system allows her to meal plan in less than 5 minutes each week. What?! For real!?! I could find 5 minutes to plan a week’s worth of meals. That is just smart.
However, that being said, there is still work involved in getting this set up. Apparently the participants of this bootcamp (are you gonna join me? come on!) need to about 30 minutes a day to work on your meal planning system. Kat isn’t playing around with this. She is assigning homework and everything! (gulp)
I’m not going to let that scare me off though! I am giving this a great attempt. At my age, and with so many littles looking to me for some type of example, I should really have this down. I am so aware of the myriad of benefits that having our week’s meals all planned out would provide for my family. For additional accountability, I plan to chronicle my steps along the pathway to meal planning success here on the blog. Would <3 it if you will join up on this challenge too!(If you are going to go through the bootcamp with me, be sure to use the code PTEBOOTCAMP when you register for PlanToEat and you can save 30%. The coupon code is good until March 1)