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anlo
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A simple and fun way is to choose a day in a week for example sunday afternoon, a time when the hole family is home. And let everyone made a wish for what they will eat for breakfast and dinner on of the days in the coming week. Write it down and made a list for the ingredients you need to buy for to make that food. And how much you need for a week. If you don´t know the amount of some food you need for a week, try to see for how long 2 liter milk lasts for example and write it down to next week if you needed to buy some more of anything in the middle of the week.
If you stick to a week so after a while you don´t need to go to the store every day, you save money when you don´t buy by impuls and your children will be more engaged in what you eat and maybe how to cook. And mistakes is allowed, use your fantasi if somethings missing or if it´s to much use your freezer. Take a day for leftovers and mix and let everyone eat what they like. Make it easy and fun, everyone can do it! Good luck!