When the words ‘mean planning’ come into the picture, the first important question that arises is– “Why should you plan your meal?” In short, it is proven that if you plan your meals ahead of time, you will eat better, waste less food, save money, and reduce the pressure that comes with mealtime. Doesn’t meal planning sound appealing with these kinds of benefits? So, now let’s talk about how you should plan your meals. Here are some tips to plan efficiently and effectively:
Plan for a week – Make a list of what you want to eat in the coming week over the weekend. Then finish your shopping and stock up your refrigerator and pantry with all the necessary ingredients. This helps in not only eating better but saving tons of time that comes with planning what to eat each day.
Avoid exotic ingredients – Recipes that are easy to prepare should be on top of your list. You can indulge in preparing exotic meals once or twice a week to treat yourself.
Fibre rules – Look for foods that are high in protein and fibre. Vegetables should be the highest priority on your list. Add some and rice to make it a perfect wholesome meal.
Soups and salads – It’s always good to become an expert in preparing one soup and one salad. These are healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare.
Choose reliable sources – Pick a few favourite food bloggers on Instagram and visit them over and over again. Over time, you will learn how to easily browse through the content, identify new stuff faster and get familiar with the recipe styles of the author.
Use leftovers – Plan to use a blend of leftovers to make a yummy meal. This helps in saving money and time to prepare for a whole new meal.
Hopefully this meal planning flow can help you organize your meals more efficiently and assist you to prioritize yourself with a healthy and well prepared meal throughout the day!