May Meal Plan
Welcome to the May Meal Plan! In case you are new to Call Me Crunchy, I will catch you up real quick. We are a family of seven but four of those are fur babies. I enjoy good food, live music, craft beer and spending time with the people I love. In order to spend less time cooking, I plan my meals ahead of time. As a result, I have more time to do the things that bring me joy!
I used to become flustered with getting a homemade meal on the table each night. Then, I found Wildtree and things got a lot easier! At first, I started planning dinner a week ahead of time. We were eating at home but I dreaded having to plan each Sunday. Eventually, I realized that a monthly meal plan could be my best friend. It was tough when I first starting creating them but, through practice, I have come to love making monthly meal plans. It saves me time, money and sanity which makes this mommy very happy.
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Meal Planning with Wildtree
In order to simplify meal planning, I use Wildtree organic groceries. Their recipe database correlates with their products which is absolutely fantastic! You can look up a recipe by the product’s name, a meal type or by a specific ingredient. With these three search options, it is easy to find the perfect recipe for each day. I begin by picking themed days of the week. For example, my family enjoys doing Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, and Fish Friday.
After the themed days are filled, I continue by picking recipes that include our favorite ingredients. For example, we eat beef, turkey, chicken and fish. Therefore, I look for recipes that use those proteins without eating the same thing two days in a row. Pick meals that get you excited about eating at home!
Once you have all your recipes chosen, it is time to make the grocery list. This is where you have to find what works best for you. Some may like to shop every week but I like to visit the grocery store as little as possible. Therefore, I get all of the non-perishables for the month at once. For my fresh produce, the farmer’s markets and local co-ops are perfect for me to pop in when necessary. They have local food and less temptation than the big box stores.
Last but not least, stick with it and find an accountability partner! It took me a few months to get the hang of meal planning and cooking at home every night. Luckily, my husband was on board with the meal plan. He helped me whenever I started to lose excitement which kept us from going out to eat.
If you want the May Meal Plan and additional meal planning tips, you can sign up using the form below. The May Meal Plan document will be sent as soon as you subscribe. There will be two emails sent each month; one with the meal plan and another halfway through for feedback. Enjoy!