You Need a Meal Plan

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One of the first things you learn as a mom is that your children like to eat on a regular basis and they expect you to provide the food.

Almost before the dishes are dry from the last meal, they are asking about the next one.

Since we know that this will happen, wouldn’t it make sense to be prepared for it?

When a meal time rolls around and you have hungry kids and no ideas, it’s really easy to pick up the phone and order pizza or grab some fast food on the way home.

Now there is nothing wrong with eating out, I enjoy it immensely! But when done on a regular basis, especially with children, it is a guaranteed budget buster.

Frozen dinners and convenience foods are another way to ruin a budget. Even though you are eating at home, you are paying a lot more for the convenience.

I won’t even get started about the nutritional aspects!

So today’s Thrifty Tip is to have a meal plan. Know what you are going to make and have the ingredients on hand to make it because we all know that the kids are going to be hungry!