Friday, August 10, 2018

Meal Planning + Zoodles

Happy Friday!

Do you have any Friday routines that count toward living a healthier life? I've gotten into the routine of making my grocery list and meal plan for the following week, on Friday. It doesn't always happen that way but, for our schedule, it's most ideal. I like to start going through my kitchen stock on Friday to figure out what I can carry over to the next week for meals and, what I need to grab at the grocery store.

Back in the day, I use to love grocery shopping on Sunday. Now, I've found a better way for our family. We function best when grocery shopping is done on Saturday, for the week ahead. This way, Sunday is left open for a morning full of church followed by an afternoon/evening of family time and rest. The occasional meal prep session is done during that time, too.

I really love the produce in the stores this time of year. It's "zucchini season" and, I love to use zucchini to make zoodles! They are just about as satisfying at eating spaghetti noodles and, my 3-year-old daughter loves them! This week alone we had two zoodle-based meals.

Spaghetti Zoodles + Meatballs and Chicken Parm over Zoodles.

So, beyond making my meal plan and grocery list today, we are just going to play outside as much as possible and enjoy this summer day!

Readers, what is your ideal day to grocery shop? Do you shop for the week or make multiple trips?


  1. That looks tasty! What kind of spiralizer do you use?

  2. I start thinking about the meals for the next week on Thursday. I make my list on Friday. And usually shop on Saturday mornings....hitting up farmers markets if I can!