Do you ever wonder how people have enough time to successfully meal plan and prepare weekly?
Follow the guidelines below to make it easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
1. Keep it simple – you want to keep it as simple as possible in order for it to become habitual and ordinary in your life.
2. Pre-cut veggies that do not spoil quickly3. Here are some veggies that are great for pre-cutting:
- green beans
- brussel sprouts
- leafy greens
3. Cook chicken 2 to 3 different ways and store in your refrigerator. Not sure how to cook them? Here are a couple good recipes:
4. Cook beef 1 to 2 different ways and store in your refrigerator.
5. Freeze fruits or veggies that will not get used in before spoiling. If you know you will not eat some of your fresh food before they go bad. Pack them up and store them in the freezer until you are ready to use them for smoothies, stir fry, or your mother’s meatloaf.
6. Have healthy snacks ready to eat. You eat what you buy. So buy and make healthy snacks to have on hand when the cravings hit. Here are some healthy snack ideas:
- homemade chips
- homemade popcorn
- nitrate/nitrite free sausage
- nitrate/nitrite free turkey slices
7. Make 1-2 kinds of salad dressing and sauces per week. Pre-making the dressing and sauces gives you the opportunity to add flavor to your food. Dressings can easily be made with olive oil. honey or maple syrup, seasons (if wanted) and a citrus or vinegar. Sauces can also be made by in a similar way. For recipes click here.
8. Have whole grains and dried beans in your pantry. They are a great way to add some healthy carbs and proteins to your meals.
9. Kitchen must haves: olive oil, coconut oil, coconut aminos, butter/ghee, Real Salt, bone broth, 5 or more spices, nuts, nut butters. These can be used to add nutrients, healthy fats, and flavor to your dishes. These items and more can be found at Your Farm Foods – Amazon Store.
10. Prepare the food and mix the ingredients later. After you pre-cut the veggies, cook the chicken in meats in various ways, make the dressings, the sauces, and the snacks, store everything in separate containers and when it is time to eat, let your taste buds tell you what foods to pair together.