Meal planning is a great way to make your life easier. It can also help you to keep a healthy diet. Hunters Crossing Blog brings you some tips on how to meal plan effectively this month at your apartment in Newark, DE.
Make Shopping Lists
As you’re meal planning, make weekly shopping lists that go along with your meals. The shopping part can be time consuming especially if you have to make up the list before you head out. Having the list ready will make the shopping experience that much easier.
Use Daily Themes
Using daily themes can help you to decide what meals to plan each night of the week. For example, Mondays you always make seafood, Tuesday-tacos, Wednesday-Asian, Thursday-sheet pan dinner, Friday-soup, Saturday-Italian night, and Sunday-vegetarian. Make up your own themes based on your preferences. It’ll make planning much easier!
Planning meals out a month in advance can be tedious and take time and energy. We think it’ll be worth it though. You’ll never have to decide what to eat or what to buy at the grocery store. Choose a day of the month such as the first Monday or the 5th of each month to do your planning. This will help to establish a habit of meal planning.
Use Your Own Format
Some people like writing out meal plans using printable sheets, a spreadsheet on their computer, a simple calendar from the store, or apps. Find what format works best for you to stay on top of planning. Try out a new format and see what you think. You might find something that works much better for you than your current process.
Freezer meals can be lifesavers when you have a busy week. Even making 2 or 3 meals on Sunday before the chaos of the week begins, can make all the difference for you down the road. Freezer meals can also be great to put in a slow cooker before work.
Utilize a Slow Cooker
Slow cookers can make life so much easier. You can replace all the hours of cooking with simply chopping, dumping, and letting the slow cooker do all the work. Try any of these recipes for starters: Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos, Beef Bourguignon, or Garlic Parmesan Chicken.
How do you meal plan? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading and visit again soon!