Simply, it is planning ahead what you will eat and when. Some people say that it's unnecessarily complicated, and adds to your workload rather than saving time. However, even a simple menu plan can:
- Reduce the time you spend shopping for food (because you know what you want in advance)
- Cut down on food waste (by buying only what you know you need)
- Create a more varied, interesting diet (no-one plans to be boring)
- Help you to make sure you and your children are getting a well balanced diet.