MVP #GenerationGo: Meal Planning (& A $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway)

Several weeks ago, I was asked to join the MVP Generation Go Ambassador Program to share a multitude of subjects ranging from community exploration, favorite recipes to time management and back-to-school tips.  Along with sharing these topics, Kids Fun Plaza are generous enough to give away a $50 Visa Gift Card each week to one of my readers, which has been a very popular giveaway here.

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What is MVP Generation Go?

The MVP Generation Go Program was established by MVP Health Care to help parents and children live a healthy lifestyle by getting families to get up, go outdoors and stay active.  It’s a way to live well.  They believe all children have the power to make healthy choices and that is the main reason they started the MVP Generation Go Program.

Since I joined the program a bit late, I missed a few weekly topics.  This week I’ll be talking about Meal Planning.

PlannerMy take on Meal Planning

Allow me to start off by saying I don’t do any meal planning, per se. I don’t write down any meals for the week on a calendar like some people do.  My kind of meal planning is looking through the weekly supermarket circular and buying what’s on sale for that week.  It makes it easier to figure out what meals I will make for my family while saving money.  It also leaves time for me to do other things, such as watching our favorite TV shows together.

It doesn’t always work out that way. There are times where I am going crazy figuring out dinner because I didn’t pre-plan dinner ideas earlier so I am confronted by my kids with the unpleasant question, “What’s for dinner, Mom?”

You have no idea how I despise when my kids say that. By the time 5pm comes around, I know for a fact one of them will come to me with that question.

When worse comes to worse, we call for delivery.  It’s usually pizza or Chinese food.  Where we live,  those are the choices we have when it comes to delivery.

As you can tell, my meal planning isn’t very efficient. So I would love for you to share your secrets, tips and/or tricks for planning your meals.




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