Meal planning is something that I've learned to do over time. It didn't come naturally to me and sometimes I still lag it.
Anyway, meal planning is actually pretty simple. In this blog, I'm going to teach you how to meal in a very simple way.
Step 1: Give Each Day of the Week a Theme
For example you can give each day of the week a theme like the ones below...
- Sunday: Fancy Meals (i.e. lasagna, enchiladas, meals that take a long time to make)
- Monday: Italian or Asian meals
- Tuesday: Latin Nights
- Wednesday: Leftovers
- Thursday: Soup & Wraps/Sandwiches
- Friday: Homemade Fast Food
- Saturday: Eat Out
For breakfast, pick out one set of greens and fruits to put in your green smoothie and one entree to have the whole week like oat meal.
For lunch, pick out one wrap and salad and just have that the whole week.
Choosing one meal for breakfast and lunch will save you time and money.
Step 2: Choose a Meal
Now that you have a theme, choose a meal. Do this by going to the grocery store specials of the week to decide your meals. This way you can purchase items that are on sale. This will make your meals less expensive and still have good nutritional value.
Step 3: Grocery Shopping
Now that you know what you're going to eat throughout the week, make a grocery list. Again, go for what's on sale. This helps keep more money in your pocket. Stick to your list and go when you're not hungry so you aren't tempted to purchase unnecessary items.
Now that we have that covered, meal planning should be a lot easier.
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