Friday, August 21, 2015

I'm working on it...(Meal Planning)

Ten Reasons to Plan Your Meals in Advance

Have you ever debated about whether or not to plan your meals in advance?

Here’s 10 reasons why you should start meal planning:

1) You’ll know exactly what I need to buy at the grocery store, which helps avoid buying unnecessary items.
2) Buying only what you need, helps you spend less.
3) No more 5:30 headaches trying to figure out what you’re in the mood to prepare.
4) You’ll find that you make fewer trips to the grocery store.
5) You’ll waste fewer ingredients bought and never used.
6) You’ll be less likely to eat out when meals have been planned ahead.
7) You’ll eat healthier. Meals tend to be more well balanced when prepared in advance and eaten at home.
8) You’ll be more likely to include important things like veggies, fiber, etc. when you planned ahead.
9) And the most enticing reason? Cooking is more enjoyable when there’s less stress!

Oh and what is number 10?

You’ll always know the answer to the question, “What’s for dinner?”

Start by writing 5 days worth of dinners on the calendar per week and count on having left overs twice a week - that makes 7 - :^)