I've had the same resolutions for years, some have come true (getting one of my books published) and others, well, have not (eating less cheese). I remain, however, an optimist. In the spirit of resolutions, namely, resolutions that are better for the earth and my family, I offer this one.
Meal Planning: More cooking, less waste, healthier food for my family.
It may seem simple to you domestically gifted folk. But when I am tired from work and parenting, I reach for dinners that are not all that inspired, and ones that take more packaging and resources than they should. So-- I'm going to attempt to create (or simply use) a meal plan in daily dinner cooking.
I was creating my own, with some success, off an on. Then I came across this online meal planning site, called EZmeals.com. They have printable meal plans with recipes, and, wait for it, categorized grocery store shopping lists. They have vegetarian and gluten free meal plans, as well as carnivorous ones. Read more...