The food we eat is such a huge part of our lives. It gives us energy and brings us together with loved ones each mealtime. We really believe that you cannot live well unless you have eaten well. So why is it that when life gets busy and stressful, our healthy eating habits are the first thing to suffer? To inspire you to make healthier choices this year, we thought’s we’d share some of our favourite meal planning tips.
Getting ahead of each week’s meals is a surefire way to make sure you’re eating a balanced diet. Assign a little time over the weekend to plan ahead and then make sure you get everything you need at the grocery store or your local market. A Meal Planner is the perfect tool to get you started.
Store your favourite recipes
Found a recipe you love? Make it a recurring favourite and never forget the ingredients by writing it down in a journal or in your Recipe Organiser. It will be so easy to quickly reference, that you’ll never be stuck for meal planning inspiration.
Keep a communal Shopping List
Whether you live with family or housemates, get everyone involved in planning meals by placing a Shopping List on the fridge. Encourage others to write down items when they’re needed so that you shop smarter. It will be so much easier to do just one large shop per week rather than having to run to the store multiple times.
Pack your lunches
This is another trick that takes just a little time once a week yet has huge benefits for your everyday. Prep a healthy lunch you can enjoy at work or at school so that you’re not tempted to buy something unhealthy. This has the added benefit of saving you money too.
We hope these simple tricks help you create a healthy and balanced meal plan each week. Be sure to share your tips in the comments.