With a full schedule, making healthy meals can be challenging. But meal planning can be a game changer! Our ultimate prep guide is full of tips and tricks to help you become a pro meal planner in no time.
When life is filled with busy schedules or a family of picky eaters, healthy meals can become a struggle. That is when meal planning becomes a game changer! To help you out, we created a meal planning guide with our best tips to make meal prep easy.
We also thought we would share some quick, helpful tips to get you started meal planning like a pro. Get ready to fill your week with foods that fuel your body and have a rock-solid plan for getting healthy meals on the table.
Schedule your meals and prep days
Grab your calendar because it plays a huge part in meal planning. Look at the week ahead and identify what meals will be the hardest to get in. The meal planning guide will help you identify your schedule challenges so you can effectively be prepared for those days.
Next, find where you have some free time in your schedule. You’ll want to pencil in grocery shopping and food prep time. Prepping ingredients ahead of time can be a major time saver! For example, by cooking a whole chicken and shredding you’ll have the main ingredient for several weekly meals ready to go. Dish up some chicken chili, quickly put together chicken tacos, or top a fresh green salad with chicken.
Find some favorite healthy recipes
So, we chatted about scheduling and prepping main ingredients, next let’s talk about healthy recipes. Planning your meals will be easier if you have healthy recipes that your family loves that you can rely on. Start by identifying 2 to 3 favorite, go-to recipes. Next, find a new healthy recipe to try this week. If your family loves it, add it to the rotation. If they’re not a fan, try a different one next week.
For more tips and tricks for planning like a pro, download our free meal planning guide.