So much has been said about planning meals. However, none of that matters if there lacks a system that supports your meal planning routine .
One realization you are going to come to after incorporating healthy meal planning into your life is that you are eating better. No more adhoc snacking, and even if you do, the only snacks you will find in your kitchen are healthy because you deliberately take time to think about what you buy.
We have all been there, well, I have anyway. You know whats for dinner but you are in the mood for something different. Or it could be that you are bored of eating the same food often. This is where the need for some deliberate effort comes in. Finding meal planning inspiration requires consistent curiosity. Choose a time in your schedule when your not too busy or too exhausted to do this. I like Saturdays for this because of how my routine is set up.
Also Read: A Guide on How to Start Meal Planning
In order to start meal planning on a sure footing, its important to take stock of where you are. In my previous post, I went through what meal planning is and what it entails in its entirety. Now that we are ready to dive in, these are the next steps to effectively start meal planning. They are the foundation upon which your plan will be based and will inform the desired outcome that you want to achieve.
I have learnt that how you prepare liver before cooking it greatly affects how it turns out. Prepare it with or without the membrane…and there is a world of difference. Given, it can be time consuming if you are in a rush but it is such a lovely rich ingredient, it deserves some TLC 🙂
Meal Planning is, at its most basic level, a highly personalized activity. How i would do it is not how the next person would do it. This is largely because our routines and preferences are different. There are those who plan an entire month in advance and there are those who just wing it.
Have you ever wondered why every time you try out a new recipe, you always end up spending more time than the actual preparation time? This is because, the more time you spend in the kitchen, the more efficient you become at carrying out tasks. Here are basic kitchen tips to help you around the kitchen…