The topic of meal planning has come up again and again lately, in my chats with colleagues at work, with my friends, and with blog readers. So I thought I would do a quick post on how I meal plan, and what it looks like for us right now.
This is especially relevant at the start of a new year when lots of us want to save time and money, eat healthier and just be a little more organised. I’m a big fan of meal planning and lunch prep – I listed both of them in my 6 things I do every week to save time and money – and I credit them with making my return to work much easier than it would otherwise have been.
It took me a long time to work out a way to do this in a way that works for me, and for it to actually stick. I think I had tried meal planning on and off for three years before I managed to get it to work for me, but it is one of the things that has made the biggest difference to how organised things are at home.
This is how I meal plan and meal prep at the moment, and it’s just the way that works best for me but there are lots of different ways to go about it so if this way doesn’t suit you, experiment until you find the way that works for you. …