Taking a few minutes to plan out what you’re going to eat will save you LOADS of time and money. Even if you don’t stick to your plan 100%, it will help you stop wasting money on food you don’t know what to do with.
- Use realplans.com. Seriously. I could end the post right here. This website has been a lifesaver for me, and I use it every single week. It has it’s own built in recipe box to look through (and I use their recipes OFTEN). You can also import any recipe that you find from pinterest or elsewhere on the interwebs. It will automatically generate a shopping list and a cooking schedule. Need to throw your meal in a crock pot? The website will make you a schedule of exactly when to need to start prepping your food. A quick glance at the schedule every morning saves me a ton of headache when it comes to prepping food.
- Start with planning only one or two meals a week. You don’t have to become a world class chef overnight. Seriously. Take it slow. Get in the swing of things with planning out your meals once or twice a week. As your confidence grows, you can start adding in additional meals.
- DON’T stick to your schedule. I know – I know what’s the use of planning then – right?? Wrong. Make a plan, buy the ingredients, but if you’re not feeling the lemon salmon you had planned, then go for the pork chops. Being too rigid hinders your ability to listen to what your body wants and makes food much less fun.
Love The Way You Eat Weekly Challenge:
Meal planning is all about being prepared, and cooking with intention. It can be a chore, or it can be cherished time of the week. Take a few minutes to browse the internet for recipes that you can get excited about!