Let’s talk Pinterest.
You’d think, as someone who practically lives online, that I’d know everything about every social media development that there is, but I’m really kind of resistant to change, believe it or not.
I was taken by surprise by how quickly Pinterest became a household word, and I feel like I’m still catching up! I finally gave in and at least started a Pinterest account, but I really only use it as a fancy file folder/bookmark system for recipes I want to try.
I hear friends say things like, "Yeah, I check Pinterest and see, like, ‘What’s for dinner tonight?’" That, I don’t even get. First, I have to have dinner planned before that afternoon. Second, I don’t get how to browse Pinterest…but maybe that’s okay, because I really don’t have time, and I have a gazillion recipes I always want to try anyway!
Meal Planning Help
Are you a meal planner? I hope so, good kitchen stewards, since I’ve talked about meal planning approximately 26.8 times here at KS…but if you’re new here, or if the habit just hasn’t sunk in yet – or if you got OUT of the habit over the summer and need to set goals for fall to get back into it – I have a new little tool to help. (By the way, my deepest apologies for mentioning fall. I know that’s painful to think about! I should warn you – I’ll be starting to talk back-to-school next week, since in some places in the country, school starts mid-August. For myself, I’m blissfully pretending there’s no such thing as school or routine until Labor Day!)
I’ve teamed up with my sponsor Plan to Eat, an online meal planning service that doesn’t plan menus for you but gives you the structure to plan your own stuff with utmost efficiency and success, to create a Real Food Meal Planning pin board.
If you visit the board, you’ll find all my best stuff on HOW to meal plan, plus a bunch of recipes pinned from the KS group at Plan to Eat, where there are currently over 75,000 recipes shared by members of this community – that means you have a lot less junk food to sift through compared to a Google search if you’re looking for a recipe.
Our Meal Planning pin board has a great variety, from beverages to slow cooker meals, grilling ideas and cold summer sandwiches, grain-free baked goods, and of course, all the meal planning resources you’ll ever need. We’ll be adding to the board at least once a week through October, so follow the board for the best real food inspiration for those times your own meal planning is "in a rut." We’ve all been there!
If you are a Plan to Eat user already, you can just click on the KS group link while you’re logged in and you’re automatically a part of the group. If you’re not a PTE user, try the 30-day free trial and see what you think. They just added a new feature "cooking view" that blows up the ingredients and method in bigger text, plain background, and no scrolling (less greasy or floury fingerprints on your laptop! Yay!).
Get Your Game On
I hope this post is just a little nudge for those of you who do need a "reset" on your good meal plan habits, and I hope you’re inspired to plan ahead and find the resources to help on the new meal plan pin board. Remember to follow it for new inspiration every week!
What sort of meals or recipes would you most like to see pinned on this board?
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Disclosure: This post and the Pinterest board are sponsored by Plan to Eat. See my full disclosure statement here.