This summer I made a few goals for my family that involved meal planning. First, I wanted to incorporate a little more structure into our week. When you live out here, the days kind of run together, and many a time I've said, "It's Wednesday? I thought it was Tuesday!" I was hoping that by setting specific days for eating specific foods, we would have less of that confusion. Second, I wanted our family to start eating more bone broth, since it is so healthy. Finally, I wanted to include more fish in our diet.
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Soup, Stew, or Chili
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Some people use a theme night every night of the week, but I have found that doesn't work well for our family. Also, I really don't need to have a theme every night to meet the goals I set. Instead, I have 3 theme nights. Mondays are Soup, Stew, or Chili, Wednesdays are Casseroles, and Fridays are Fish.
So how are we doing with these goals? Well, we have been eating more fish and soups, but not necessarily on the designated day. And I'm okay with that. Having these three theme nights does make it easier to plan the week's meals, since I have some guidelines on those nights. I try to stick with the plan as much as possible, but some Sundays are Soup days, and some Mondays are steak days! As with everything in life, there are times when you have to flex a little.
Do you plan your meals
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