Where’s the Magic?

When I first started sharing about meal planning, I decided I needed a catchy title for my “business” (and then this blog!) Meal Planning Magic just seemed to flow so it stuck. But as I’ve been blogging now for about a year and a half, I’ve thought more and more about the fact that the title actually has a bit more meaning than I initially thought. Magic can be found in so many ways when you plan your meals (and I’m not just talking about dinner—don’t forget breakfast, lunch and snacks too!).

You’ll find magic with the extra time you find by not having to plan each meal, each time, each day!

You’ll find magic with less stress at the end of the day when you’re not scrambling to get dinner on the table.

You’ll find magic in your wallet with the extra money you are saving by having a “plan” when you go grocery shopping or not making so many trips through the drive-thru or calls for take-out.

You’ll find magic with the nutritious (and maybe allergy-free!) food options you’re serving your family and eating yourself.

You’ll find magic in helping the environment by thinking about the types of foods you’re buying, where they come from and how they are packaged and the ways you take them on the go.

You’ll find magic in the kitchen when you share cooking with your kids and making memories together.

You’ll find magic with your family all together at the dinner table (or breakfast or whenever). You’ll be sharing what’s new with each other and staying connected.

You’ll find magic taking your taste buds on an adventure as you try new foods and introducing new (or even the same over and over again!) foods to even your pickiest of eaters and finding fun, new ways to prepare them.

There are so many ways for us to find magic in our daily lives. Why not spread a little bit of that magic to the way we eat too so that we can enjoy more magic in our lives?

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  1. Scout says

    I just want to thank you for the inspiration you give to me to be more organized and more thoughtful in the kitchen. I don't really like to cook, but with three kids and a limited budget,eating out every night is not an option. You inspire me to plan ahead, limit waste, and even have a little fun in the kitchen. Keep up the good work!

  2. Meal Plan Mom (Brenda) says

    Thanks so much for your kind comments! And I am glad that you have found inspiration in my blog–and I hope I will be able to continue to inspire you and many others who are looking for just a little extra magic in the kitchen!

  3. GiGi138 says

    I do not understand how it works!  Video mentioned that one receipt multiply by 8 , but there were 5 families.  Can someone explain to me?


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