Aaah, meal planning!
Planning out my meals for the coming week is one of, in my opinion, the best things we can do for our health and fitness journeys. When I first started in my first challenge group, though, meal planning was one of the scariest things! I thought that to effectively meal plan I would have to load up on weird ingredients, eat things I didn't like, and probably spend a ton of time doing it.
What I've learned, though, is that meal planning can be super simple, quick to do and make your life a lot less stressful than it currently is!
When I meal plan I set up a schedule for the week so I don't have to spend time each day thinking "what should I make for dinner tonight?!" I also am able to save money grocery shopping because I know exactly what I need to buy and how much of it I will need. By the end of the week my fridge looks pretty darn bare, but that's okay! I am not wasting money on food I don't eat or eating more food than I need because I don't want to throw it out.
I'm already a couple days into this meal plan, but I wanted to share it in case anyone is looking for meal plan inspiration! Our Monday dinner was made by Jake using a crock pot - it was something we had never had before but we both really liked it!
For me, the best part about this meal plan is that everything on it is easy to find, easy to make and just all-around simple. I love food, and cooking, but during a normal week I simply don't want to devote too much of my day to being in the kitchen - this meal plan is perfect for anyone like that!
If you are interested in meal planning but aren't sure where to start, contact me through the pop up below, commenting below with your email address or emailing me at email@example.com. My upcoming challenge group will be focusing extensively on meal planning to get us through the holiday season and I would love to help you!