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How to organize your life: Meal planning made easy

Meal planning helps my family to save money, to eat more healthful meals instead of grabbing something on the go, and for us to plan ahead.  I use Google calendars to plan my menu.  Since I already use it as my main source of keeping track of our events it’s easy for me to plan which nights we want to cook at home.  I simply added another calendar called “Dinner” and keep track of our dinner plans there.

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I keep track of meals that I want to try or recipes that we like in my Pinterest boards.  I have two that I usually pull from:  Advocare Recipes (essentially clean eating recipes) and Food:  Healthy.

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I go ahead and pull the link that goes directly to the recipe and place it in the location section of the Google event.  That way, when I’m ready to start dinner I can simply pull up the calendar on my phone or iPad and find the recipe.  Instead of taking time to scroll through my Pinterest boards.

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It makes the whole process quick and simple.  What is your favorite way to plan out your meals?

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  • Tracy Calhoun - I love the idea of using Google calendar! I am going to start doing this because I already use Google to keep track of my family’s activities.