A personal meal plan can save your sanity this year

(CNN)Even if you haven't made resolutions this year, you might want to make an exception for meal planning. Think it's impossible? The key lies in finding the style of planning that works best for your family's usual routines and favorite foods.

No matter if you're a bunch of picky eaters, trying out a semivegan or other plant-based diet for 2021, or just hoping to be more organized in general: There is a way to make a meal plan that works for you.
Here's how to set up your personal meal plan to suit your family's style and get the habit to stick, and even budget for the night when you just. Cannot. Wash. One. More. Dish.

    Find the meal-plan style that works for you

      "The first question you have to ask yourself is: How much do you like cooking?" said Debbie Koenig of Queens, New York, creator of The Family Plan, a weekly meal planning subscription aimed at families.