When you start meal planning, you list what meals you want to make for the week before going and doing groceries.
Becoming a meal planner has changed the way I eat and the way I go about food. It’s easy. You just prepare the meals at the beginning of the week, and you have enough for every meal.
Starting with meal planning will make you save a whole lot of money – not only on groceries.
Thinking about what you want to eat for the whole week is much easier than thinking about what you want to eat every day. It saves you a lot of time!
One great way to reduce this food waste is to have a weekly meal plan. When you’re purchasing only what you need, there is less food waste for sure.
If you plan to lose weight, meal planning can help you also with this. You will be able to manage the portions of your food which is good as this can avoid overeating.
Besides not buying brownies and donuts when I’m hungry, a meal plan also prevents you from eating out. We often think it’s more convenient to eat out or order in, instead of cooking the meals ourselves.
It is advisable to have a grocery shopping list, so you will prevent yourself from buying unnecessary things, and you will go through the supermarket with a goal in mind.
With meal planning, you can think about what you want to make ahead of time. Meaning you don’t have to resort to the same meal over and over again.
That’s why when you start with weekly meal planning, you will take away a lot of pressure around what you need to prepare.