Planning and preparing meals for the week saves you time, energy, and money. This week, I want to share something with you that has helped me tremendously. I don't always do this, but it sure does help when I do...
Since my husband's schedule requires him to eat both breakfast and lunch at work, I have quite a bit of food packing to do for each day he is working. I could choose to pack his food each night OR I could prepare everything at the beginning of the week and have it ready for him to grab on his way out the door. I really prefer the second method. It takes me between 5 and 10 minutes if I pack his lunch each night. If I do it once a week, it takes 15-20 minutes. So I save anywhere from 10-30 minutes each week by doing everything all at once. Perhaps that isn't worth it to you, but to me it is!
Here is what I made this week:
You can see that he has the option each day to take any combination of the following for lunch: a salad, sandwich, baked potato w/ sour cream, sugar snap peas, apple, yogurt, or pretzel sticks. I typically like to have sausage biscuits, ham and cheese on an English muffin, or some other healthier option for breakfasts. But this week, to make it easier on me, I sent him with a box of cereal and a half gallon of milk for breakfasts. (The decision was pretty easy for me since I got the cereal FREE and the half gallon of milk was only $1).
If you find yourself thinking that your lunch takes too long to prepare each night or morning, give this method a try and let me know if you like it!