Dinner Meal Plan for Back To School

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Dinner Meal Plan for Back To School

Getting ready for back to school is more important than ever. Whether your children are going back physically to an in-room class setting or if they are learning virtually from home, getting organized can be very challenging. Every August, I find myself with a little bit of déjà vu. As I see the first couple of leaves drop off the tree in our front yard, I realize as a wife, mom, and career woman, it is time to get back to a routine.

Summer is always more laid back than the rest of the year. We stay up later and get up a later. The house becomes a bit unraveled. The laundry gets backed up. And it’s OK! It’s worth it to take the time to enjoy my family and catch up on some rest. This summer amid a pandemic is no different. (other than realizing HOW vital my family is) But now, it is late August, and I find myself longing for routine. When done well, it makes my life so much happier and less stressful. I begin to nest, just like I did when I was pregnant. I begin to notice details a little crisper, I want things back in their place, and I need a plan for the shorter days that will be coming.

Dinner Meal Plan for Back To School

For me, meal planning has always been my biggest challenge. Honestly, I can clean like no other, organize, get the place running like a well-oiled machine, but meal planning is where it starts to fall apart. Over the years, I have tried MANY different meal plans, subscriptions, and meal delivery. The one that works the absolute best for our family is HelloFresh, and here is why. My family wants food that is not too fancy, lots of flavors, and filling. I want them to eat healthfully, has to be EASY, and it has to fit my budget! I don’t want to spend a ton of time cooking on a busy school and work night. (Or any night for that matter)

HelloFresh offers several different plans to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters palette.

The plans HelloFresh Offers:

Meat and Veggies- Meat, Fish and Seasonal Produce

Veggie- Seasonally, Natural Produced Veggies

Calorie Smart- Dietician Approved Meals

Time Saver- Less Prep, Less Cooking Time

Family Friendly- Easy, Kid Tested and Healthy

HelloFresh also offers 2 and 4 person plans as well as 3, 4 or 5 meals a week. Just enough to get through the crazy work week.

My family has settled on the Family Friendly version of HelloFresh. We love the taste, and it offers plenty of options for a well balanced week of meals.  We also do the four-person, five nights a week in the fall.

By using HelloFresh, I cut down my grocery bill significantly (now all we need is breakfast and lunch items). There is Zero Food Waste! The portions are generous, which gives lunch for my husband the next day. Most importantly, I don’t have to think about it!! The time and mental fatigue that goes into figuring out what’s for dinner is my favorite benefit of HelloFresh!

Honestly, I have better ways of using my energy. With back to school around the corner, I highly recommend giving HelloFresh a try. I reached out to them, and they are offering a generous discount for The Good Difference Tribe. Now you can check meal planning off your list of a gazillion things to do each week;)

Dinner Meal Plan for Back To School

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