How meal planning makes my life easier
Does planning save me time? Yes.
Does planning save me money? Yes.
But more than anything, planning saves me head space.
No one needs to ask "what's for supper?" because it's posted and they helped create the menu. I don't wonder if my diet is balanced because I know I made thoughtful choices ahead of time. I don't stand in front of an open fridge hoping for inspiration. I don't send my husband on countless trips to the store to satisfy a hankering we weren't prepared for.
I rarely resort to dead or boxed/frozen food because the task of supper is no longer overwhelming.
We eat out less, and eat real food more.