Planning is a vital part of following a healthy diet and there are many benefits of meal planning for families. Even if you’re a meal planning veteran, I’d highly encourage you to revisit your goals on a regular basis.
Before you start to plan a healthy eating plan, figure out why you want to in the first place.
There’s no need for deep soul searching. Simply consider why you’re here. Do you want to…
- Eat healthier?
- Address specific health concerns?
- Save money?
- Prevent food waste?
- Preserve your sanity?
- Spend your cooking time wisely?
- Relieve menu boredom with more variety?
- Focus on eating sustainable, predominantly plant-based food?
- Spend more time with your family around the dinner table?
- Try new recipes without being overwhelmed?
- Or, have a ready answer to the daily “what’s for dinner?” question?
With meal planning, you can indeed have it all. But do it slowly. Burnout is real. So if you’re a beginner, pick just two or three of the things that matter most, and keep them in mind when you move on to the remaining four steps.
Whatever your reasons, don’t lose sight of them. They’re essential to your success.
What are your reasons for meal planning? Don’t be shy, share them in a Reply below.