So, since I want to start meal planning next week, so here are the five steps I'm going to take in the meal planning process! I'm mainly posting this to get myself in to gear, BUT if anyone has thought about meal planning before and wasn't sure how to do it, I hope this helps you :)
|Old meal plan I've used before|
4. Make a grocery list and go shopping! Once I know what I'll need for the week, I've got my grocery list and I'll be ready to get to the store. I plan to stick to that list and only buy things off of the list if they're on sale and I know I'll need in the future (i.e. buy-1-get-1 packages of chicken breasts, etc.)
5. Food prep over the weekend. Once I get home from the store, I'm going to prepare the food for the week RIGHT THEN. If I wait, I know that it won't happen. This will include chopping vegetables for salads, precooking anything that I can to make it easier during the week (for example, I'm planning to make a casserole next week that I can eat for lunch eat day), and portion things out. Anything that I can get done before the work week gets rolling will certainly help with me sticking to my meal plan!
There you have it! Hopefully I'll stick with my plan for this weekend and I'll be able to report back next week with how all of this went!
I'm linking up today with the DC Trifecta bloggers (Courtney from Eat, Pray, Run DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!, and Mar from Mar on the Run) for Friday Five! Head over to any of their blogs to see what other Friday Five participants are talking about today.