Pimpin’ nutritious food to a child ain’t easy, especially when you’re a busy single mom like me. To be honest, convincing myself to eat nutritious food hasn’t been easy either since I’ve had little time for meal planning lately.
With a full time job, blogging, writing a book, raising my son, and trying to maintain my current relationships and social life, this single mom has been feverishly juggling it all but dropping the healthy eating ball.
And then I met the Scrummylicious Meal Planner from The Victoria Chart Company last week and the clouds parted and tiny little angels yielding nutritious dinners sang; and this single mom finally felt like she might be able to get a grip on meal planning without ripping her hair out.
I’d already experienced the awesome that is The Victoria Chart Company when I started using their My Credit Chart(which I HIGHLY recommend for teaching responsibility) with my son back in October while attempting to become “The Organized Mom” so I was extremely excited to try their new meal planner.
Though you can use the Scrummylicious meal planner to tackle three meals a day, seven days a week, I decided to start with dinners since that is the area my son and I needed the most help.
The thing is my son is a picky eater so it’s basically impossible to prepare one dinner that we both will eat unless it’s pizza. That’s been a major part of my struggle and the reason I usually just throw a plate of chicken nuggets at him every evening he’s with me.
Feel free to judge me. I totally do and that’s why I’ve been hoping to make a change.
This week using the Scrummylicious Meal Planner I was able to get more than just chicken nuggets in his belly. And I was even able to make some fresh and healthy dinners for myself instead of eating the usual frozen dinners or bag of chips that I have been consuming for convenience.
AND I actually saved about $12 on meals this week by planning them in advance. I also saved myself from a few gray hairs since my stress level regarding dinners was at an all time low.
This awesome meal planner comes with a dry erase marker and sticky pads for the wall. I placed mine in my bedroom next to my desk where I spend 80% of my time working and it would always be in view.
In addition to spaces to write down your meals for seven days, it has a special section for your grocery list and even space to write notes in case there are family activities that you need to stay on top of.
At $5.99 you can’t beat the price for this simple to use and efficient meal planner. I highly recommend it to my fellow single moms. If you’re as busy as me and looking to improve the way your family eats it’s a great tool to do so.
Want to win one? I’m giving one away! Simply leave me a comment below telling me why you need a Scrummylicious Meal Planner from The Victoria Chart Company for your entry. Winner will be randomly picked on Wednesday February 15th 2012.
Edit: Contest has been extended until noon on Wednesday February 22nd 2012 because I said so!
Disclosure: This post is based on my experience using the Scrummylicious Meal Planner, which was given to me by The Victoria Chart Company. No request to share any particular point of view was made. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.