The Challenges of Meal Planning with a Large Family

Meal planning tips for large families on a budget.

Tackling the challenges of meal planning with a large family. Photo Credit: Saidah Washington

One of my goals for this week is to begin meal planning consistently again. I slacked off big time because planning three different types of meals was becoming annoying. But what happens on some days, is chow time rolls around and all of us are looking crazy because nothing is planned.

I’ll be the first to say, it’s hard agreeing on what to eat when everyone is hungry. The kids want pizza, Germaine wants anything with meat and I want a salad. Not planning just doesn’t work out.

I love the sense of order that comes with meal planning, but as a family, we need to figure out how to meet everyones dietary wants and needs.

That’s what I’m going to be working to do this month. The only way we’re going to fix the issue is by working on it and to date, I’ve just been ignoring it.

The very first thing I’m going to do starting this week is begin writing a full menu plan.

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How I Use My $70 Grocery Budget at Aldi

I shared a video tutorial a while ago on how I create my menu and shopping list. I went through the process in under 15 minutes just to show you how easy it is to do.

Planning our meals and shopping based on those meals helps save money in the store and time in the kitchen.

In today’s video I will show you how I use my $70 grocery budget at Aldi and ideas on meals I will make.

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