This post includes a product provided free for review; all opinions are my own.
So what does meal planning look like in your house? If you’re like me, it can include a scurry to plan meals for the week. It involves changing schedules, meals we may or may not make, and often times food that we never even touch.
When Allie Peach reached out to me asking if I would like to try her Seamless Meal Planner, I had no idea what to expect. Is it an app, or a menu? What makes it seamless? All I knew was that meal planning is something I can always use help with.
But Allie’s explanation of the planner makes all the difference. It’s a paper planner that provides a place for dinner ideas, inventory checklist, and grocery list. The method is intentional – a way to utilize what you already have in your kitchen and minimize waste.
And, as Allie herself puts it: “Seamless Meal Planner is unlike any other meal planner because it fosters an appreciation for what you already have, grants peace, and helps families better steward what they’ve been given. This is your kitchen command center, your helpful dinnertime companion, and your weekly calendar, all in one.” I can get behind that whole perspective of meal planning, can’t you?
First of all, it is a gorgeous and straightforward planner.
It comes with space for notes, dinner ideas, grocery lists, and weekly dinner schedules. It also is sprinkled with encouraging quotes. It’s easy to navigate, and really makes for a simple way to keep track of everything meal-related.
Second, I love the idea of going into what you already have to plan for the next week.
I plan meals regularly, but I rarely think to do this! Usually that means that we have duplicates of certain pantry products, or extra fresh veggies. It makes for a lot of food that gets thrown out.
Seamless Meal Planner really changes the approach entirely, and allows you to make the most of what you have. Since I started with ingredients I already have, I was able to save money by using those ingredients, instead of starting from scratch on my planning.
Finally, the method works.
This is such a great way to sit and meal plan. Instead of countless sticky notes (like I use), you can keep all of your scattered meal thoughts in one easy place. It helps you learn what meals work well for your family, how you can better incorporate ingredients from one dish to another, and cut down on waste and extra spending.
Seamless Meal Planner is also a steal at $20, covering three months of meal planning. Still a meal planning beginner, or want to understand seamless planning better? Allie also offers a FREE online course called Seamless Meal Plan. She’ll whip your meal plans and grocery lists right into shape.
What things do you need help with in your meal planning?