Meal planning is only as fun as you make it be. That’s why it helps to have a visual aid, like an actual meal planning binder.
Not only does it make the task feel less like a chore. It also keeps you on track and prevents you from forgetting anything.
There are plenty of ways to create the ultimate meal planning binder. Here are a few tips to get you started.
- Find a strong binder
Your binder will be filled quicker than you think. This means you’re going to need a strong and durable binder to keep all the pages intact. Head to your nearest bookstore or craft store. Binders like the Staples Better Binder works really well.
- Create categories
You want your binder organized and systematic. This way, it’s easy for you to look up recipes and go back to your lists in a jiffy. Try creating categories like “Weekly Meal Plan”, “Pantry Inventory”, “Freezer Inventory”, “Shopping List” or “Recipes”.
- Protect those pages
Your goal is for your binder to last you as long as it can. So be sure to preserve those pages by putting them inside plastic protectors. It also prevents them from wearing out or getting wet easily.
- Be inspired by designs
Make your binder as engaging and as interesting as possible. It should be something you actually enjoy sifting through. There are a lot of resources online to inspire you by. Go to Etsy or Pinterest and see a plethora of binder designs. You can even watch YouTube videos to gather nifty tricks.
- Have a go with your kids
Design your binder with your loved ones. This can be a great way to bond with your kids. They’ll definitely appreciate being involved with meal planning more this way.
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