How I Meal Plan for our Family of Five (Day in the Life Series)

Today we are talking about all things meal-planning, shopping, feeding hungry teenagers, and meal-prepping for our very busy family!

I kind of skipped over what we eat and meal planning in my Day in the Life post two weeks ago because I knew I’d be following up with a longer post about it this week. Each month Christy and I have chosen a topic to write about along the lines of the Day in the Life series and this month we are talking about how we meal plan. She’ll be back in a week or so with her post on how it works in her family.

While every family is different, we definitely cover run the gamut of tastes, diets, life situations right now in our house.

Here is the rundown:

My husband–a healthy eater, eats mostly protein and fruit/veg.

Me–gluten-free, sugar-free (except for chocolate!), I eat organic, nothing processed and only natural meats.

Son #1– Teenage boy, he loves meat, eating out and has very little time right now now to cook for himself as a high school senior. Click Here to Read More

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