Hey Everyone! How’s 2017 going for all of you? For me personally, I feel a little bit like I’m drowning in life and can’t catch my breath, but it’s a good life nonetheless. Between work, traveling for work, school, and the new puppy, cooking is basically the last thing on my mind.
I’m the kind of person that loves to menu plan for the whole week on the weekend and just do one giant grocery store trip to knock it all out. This, while efficient, takes up a ton of brain power, planning, and research. I know I have a food blog and it probably seems like fun new meals are just erupting from my brain at all times, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Have you ever just been on Pinterest to look for dinner ideas and just ended up mindlessly scrolling forever, completely uninspired? It feels like that’s been me for a whole month.
Honestly, the past couple weeks have been a blur of me making the same three dinners over and over: pot roast, tacos, sheet pan chicken. Healthy-ish, and yes they are delicious, but I desperately need a stroke of inspiration. That’s when my type A-ness decided to make a list and schedule for dinner creativity, (an oxymoron, right?):
Use This Meal Planning Schedule to Get Out of Your Dinner Rut
This ensures I always keep dinner’s fresh and exciting, with the added bonus of being completely customizable for your tastes/dietary restrictions. I also think going into brainstorming dinner ideas for “Italian Night” for example is so much easier to narrow down than the whole realm of dinner possibilities on Pinterest.
Meal Planning Schedule Dinner Ideas:
Monday: Meatless Monday
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday
Thursday: Sheet Pan Dinner
Friday: Homemade Soup
Saturday: Italian Night
Sunday: Slow Cooker
Tuesday: Paleo/ Low Carb
Saturday: Freebie/ Go Out