10 Ways To Rock Meal Planning As A Busy Mom

meal planning for busy moms

In our family, we have done everything from eating for 2, to shopping for baby led weaning, to catering to me being a breastfeeding mama, to feeding a picky toddler, to needing a bigger calorie intake when I was running and John was surfing/climbing regularly.

If meal planning has taught me anything, it’s that needs and tastes will change throughout the seasons. Adapting your recipes and grocery lists to fit your family’s current tastes is necessary for creating healthy meals that fit everyone’s lifestyle!

So how does a stay at home/work from home mama have time in her day to whip up a variety of meals to feed the family throughout the week? …By choosing simple recipes that take little prep, that are colorful (sneak in those veggies!), and can be whipped up and cleaned up during naptime! At the bottom of this post, I’m sharing four of my go-to recipes complete with a grocery list, a seasonable produce chart, plus ways you can use your leftovers the next day. Continue reading

Maple Pecan Drop Cookies

These are one of my FAVORITE cookies to make, ever. They’re so moist, full of flavor, and taste just as good several days later as they did out of the oven. I usually double the recipe so that I end up with several plate fulls.


Whenever I bake, it’s usually very spontaneous and on a whim because I’m craving something sweet. Or, because it’s 10:30pm and there’s nothing else to do. Luckily for me, my pantry is always fully stocked with the basics for baking which means easy access to anything sweet I want! I haven’t decided if this is a good thing or a bad thing yet… Continue reading