Click here to view & save Liz’s easy meal planning template.
Print it out, grab a pencil (stepping away from technology can be a good thing!) and get your plan started.
Fill in the meals you plan to eat, then add any ingredients you need to make it to the shopping list at the top.
Display your menu in the kitchen to help you know what you have on hand, what your options are, and what you should prep.
Tips for success:
- Get on the leftover train. You will burn out trying to come up with unique meal combinations for every day of the week. Work a little redundancy into the system and plan on enjoying leftovers…a lot. Double-batches are a real food lover’s best friend.
- Cut yourself some slack. You planned to have leftover quiche on Tuesday morning but you woke up just not feeling the eggs. Listen to your body and shuffle that schedule around. There are no prizes awarded for strict menu adherence.
- Meal plan on Friday. That gives you time to grocery shop over the weekend, make a few things in bulk on Sunday, and get all prepped for a fantastic, successful, healthy week. If Fridays doesn’t jive with your weekly routine, pick a different starting day.
And above all, ENJOY!