Food. Food. Food. It is everywhere. It’s one of the first things that we think about in the mornings and something that is thought of throughout the day. What is for breakfast? What can we have for lunch? What on earth am I going to make for dinner? I am hoping that what I am feeling is just residual food induced guilt from the holidays but it seems like everything we do revolves around food and what, when, or where or next meal will be!

All-in-all we didn’t go too overboard with holiday treats but the reality of the New Year and thoughts of living a healthier life is on a lot of people’s minds this time of year. I must confess I am not much of a cook. My husband does the majority of the cooking in our house which is a benefit to everyone guaranteed. But every single day to try to help plan meals and snacks for the kids and dinner every night just gets so overwhelming at times!

In order to try to manage this ever-looming threat I have decided that while keeping our health at the forefront of our minds it may also be of a great benefit to do better meal planning than we have done before. I am determined to eliminate this one daily stress from my life and try to organize our meals at least a week at a time. This will help ensure that we have the right ingredients for what is on the menu and it won’t be a daily stress anymore. A little organization, especially with a large family, will go a long way to making our daily lives run a lot more smoothly. I might not be the cook but I can help the cook be more organized and ready to roll out his amazing creations that feed our family!