This is how things started, and here are the worksheets and ideas that I first used:
Two things you should know:
First - I found this on line, free and made some changes. I went here to find a template www.vertex42.com ExcelTemplates meal-planner
Second - I also found a very helpful blog and have used hers to help me. The meal planner.blogspot.com
Sunday: open for what ever family plans, or going out has to offer.
Monday: Meatless meal
And here is how it looked in practical application:
Here is a look at the pretty copy:
weekly-meal-planner with Exercise.pdf
Here is where I have been re-working things.
Beginning Stages of meal Planning
So, now after a month of having another family member in our house, and going back to planning meals on the fly I have to be honest. I'm still lousy at meal planning. I love the thought, and I really want to do it, but the practical application of it is a bit tricky for me.
I've been looking at the PCOS Diva though, for her inspired take on meal planning. It's much more simple, planning out only dinners. I'm thinking I should start there instead of going all crazy and planning out every meal. She has many menus archived, so I think I will begin with some older ones so I can find recipes to use for ingredients I have on hand.
What I lack in follow through I make up for in continued attempts and adjustments until I find what works for me. Be tenacious in fighting for your health, and for your families health.
|July Menu from PCOS Diva|