Planning is the foundation to succeed in any of your endeavors and this includes eating right too! Without planning over the weekend, you might be tempted to order take-away meals or eat cereal-for-dinner. There is no one correct way to plan and organize, but the 3-step meal plan devised below can help you start planning your meals. So, grab a pencil and paper, sit down with a cup of steaming green tea and start your planning activity!
1.Chalk your plan for the week on Fridays
First timers to meal planning can start small by planning one type of meal for the week, maybe starting with breakfast. Once you master this plan, add another meal and go ahead planning it. Set aside 10 minutes or so every Friday to chalk out your plans for the week. Keep in mind the following points before planning a meal:
The first rule to remember before you go for shopping is to make a list of the items needed for the week. This will help you avoid any impulsive buying mindlessly. Read more on preparing a healthy shopping list based on the menu planned for the week by visiting the website www.firsteatright.com. Planning your meal based on seasoned foods is better for your health as well as your taste buds. Also check your spice rack for the empty ones that need refilling. Once you get the list ready, it is time to raid the farmer’s market, local grocery store or both.
3. Prepare on Sundays
Decide if you want to make everything for the whole week, prepare a portion of the meals or simply chop up veggies and organize ingredients. Most people love to prepare the whole weeks’ menu, store it and reheat it as and when needed for use during the week days. Although this activity might use most of your Sunday time, you would be spending decreased number of hours in the kitchen during the week days. Some tips include:
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.