The thought of planning and preparing your meals ahead for the entire week might be a daunting concept when you’re just starting out, but it’s proven to save you time (and money!) in the long run.
We’ve got a few tips and tricks to make your meal planning easier.
1. Determine the number of meals you need to prep for the week
Consider how many breakfasts, lunch and/or dinners you will need to prepare ahead.
Be flexible! You don’t have to prepare for each day of the week as you may want to opt for a lunch out with friends or a pizza night.
2. Have a variety of meal options
Lack of variety in recipes can lead to boredom and would easily discourage you from continuing to plan meals. So have a few recipes that you know you’d like to eat and already know to start your transition into meal planning.
Having a variety also means you get to incorporate a range of ingredients that covers your nutritional needs.
Have a look at these shops to buy ingredients for your meal plan:
No minimum spend required on your order.
They have Same Day Delivery if you submit your orders before 12 pm.
An option for those of you who prefer to wander down the aisles to get your items but they also have an online website if you’re short on time!
For some fresh in season vegetables and fruits. They also provide door-to-door delivery!
3. Make a schedule and be consistent
Meal planning and preparing can take a chunk out of your time so make sure it fits into your schedule and routine nicely.
Perhaps you can slot in the planning on Friday evening and the weekend to do some shopping (if need be) and the preparation and cooking.
4. Store meals safely
Store your meals in the appropriate food storage containers to keep them fresh and the ingredients crisp.
Take a peek at Kaimana Living (@kaimanaliving) on their range of storage containers
There’s a lot more to learn about meal planning but these can be good tips to make a start and you can always improve along the way. Share with us how you plan your meals!