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101 Meal Ideas for Busy Families: Simplifying Dinnertime Series Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I talked about the importance of carefully composing a shopping list based on the sales.  I’ll say it again, when grocery shopping NEVER PAY FULL PRICE FOR ANYTHING! That post had a beautiful meal planning cheatsheet too, where you can create your plan based on which proteins are on sale.  This is the most frugal way to meal plan so to that end I’ve got an epic list of 101 protein based meal ideas! These meal ideas for busy families should help you easily fill in your meal plan cheatsheet in no time, getting you one step closer to simplifying dinnertime!

Do you struggle to come up with weeknight dinner ideas? Here is an epic list of 101 meal ideas for busy families, plus 18 bonus side dish ideas!

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Meal Ideas for Busy Families

Dinnertime is hard.  The last thing you need at the end of a long day is to be staring into your fridge desperately trying to come up with a decent meal while the kiddos climb up your legs and whine.  No thanks.

I’ve got an awesome list + printable cheatsheet of 101 protein based meal ideas so you can easily pick out the week’s meals while you make your shopping list.  Easy peasy.  Step 1: Find which protein is on sale. Step 2: Locate an idea from this list using that protein. Step 3: Fill in your shopping list.  Bam Done.

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