Making a meal plan before heading to the store can help you get organized, save money, and choose healthier options. When you decide to plan meals for your family, you should choose options with high nutrient density and low in sodium, saturated fat and added sugars by reading the nutritional facts label. Avoid separating meals for each child, and also between adults and the kids.
It is very interesting to share the meal plan with your family members so they can help with shopping and meal preparation. For some, the plan can be posted on a white board or a calendar posted on the fridge.
Nowadays, there is a lot of free menu planning apps or tools, available on the internet that will help the families with your weekly menu plan. Next, we present some of the most used platforms. Some of them allow plan special meals such as gluten-free, paleo or vegetarian meal plans for example.