I love meal planning, but I do it in fits and starts. Sometimes I'll go months planning each meal for my family, and sometimes, it's the opposite. It's great for budgeting, but it's also a huge hassle. Apparently, I'm not alone. I found a ton of tweets about meal planning that are so relatable to anyone out there trying to feed a family, or even just themselves.
My biggest problem with meal planning is that I tend to freak out over the recipes. Because I don't want to make the same things over and over again, I've scoured food blogs, magazines, and cookbooks to find new and interesting recipes. My own years as a food blogger have been a huge help when it comes to meal planning and the prep required to feed my family. Thankfully, I've built a pretty good system, and have about 75 meals in my Google Keep that I can swap out depending upon what's on sale. (Google Keep is your friend.) However, I still spend plenty of time with my old pals Jacques Pepin and Ina Garten, because The Barefoot Contessa knows what's up. And so do these tweets. Meal planning is... a lot of work.