Meal planning

Do you want to eat healthier and save money? That’s a no brainer. One way I do this is through meal planning. I plan out my menu for the upcoming week and make a shopping list to go along with it. I also leave room for flexibility. Here’s an example of a weekly meal plan for me:

Sunday: meatloaf with sweet potatoes and broccoli
Monday: stir fry with noodles
Tuesday: chicken avocado wraps with Spanish rice
Wednesday: Ravioli with sausage
Thursday: leftovers
Friday:  work happy hour

I always have a leftover day, so if something comes up last minute, I can say yes without worrying about food going to waste. I do one shop over the weekend so I’ll have everything at home to make my meals. This will save time and money, because you won’t have to food shop every day, and the temptation to order in or eat out will be less.  Shopping with a list will help avoid buying foods you don’t need.  Also, don’t food shop while you’re hungry that’s a recipe for disaster. More food shopping, and list making tips to come!


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