Whether you’re eating meatless or are a die-hard meat-lover, these organizational tips inspired by our fans make for a clean-cut meal plan. (Pic above by instagram.com/tiesthatshine.)
1. Have a kitchen-refresh day each season and make sure to take inventory of everything in both your pantry and fridge. And we mean everything. “Taking the occasional inventory of my entire kitchen is the only thing that keeps me on track sometimes.” —@thegoodfooddiet
2. Use the What To Eat Pad to try meal prepping each week—it saves you time and money. “We save so much moola grocery shopping when we know exactly what to buy!” —@lawlerslovelies
3. Go one step further and customize your What to Eat Pad to fit your needs. A few ideas:
- Add dates for the week to the left of each column.
- Color-code different types of dishes or cuisines (ex. red pen for meat, green pen for veggies or blue pen for Italian, pink for Thai) so you can see what’s coming up and areas where you can mix it up.
- Note when you’ll be having guests over for dinner or when you’re not cooking at all.
4. Track what you’ve consumed with the What I Ate Pad. It tracks your water intake too, so you can make sure you stay hydrated! “This and #MyFitnessPal has been keeping me on track.” —@authorchrisalex
5. Check your grocery list off ahead of time with the All Out Of Pad so you know exactly what you need when you go to the store. It cuts your time spent at the store and decreases the chance of impulse buys. “I love this ready-made grocery list that makes it super easy to get what you need.” —@andthencamebaby
(FYI The All Out Of Pad comes in 5 different colors.)
6. Keep your What to Eat Pad and All Out Of Pad on your fridge so the whole household can see it (there’s a magnet on them!) and can check what’s for dinner. Your fridge is a great reflection of your personality, so snap a “Fridgie” for the world to see. “Introducing: The Fridgie. It’s like a selfie, but for your refrigerator. #fridgie” —@laurendwills
Have a fun tip that keeps you organized? Let us know in the comments. Or share a pic with us! We’re @knockknockstuff on Instagram, @knockknock on Twitter, or find us on Facebook. Be sure to use hashtag #knockknockstuff!