Planning meals is a way to eat healthier. If you plan ahead, it will end up saving you time, money and your health. It does not have to be expensive – it just takes extra time to plan ahead. Find a time on the weekend, about 2 to 3 hours to prepare and cook meals for the week.

Why have you not been doing this all along?  Is it because you are too stressed after work?  Too tired?  Too lazy?  If you can get into the habit of planning ahead, it will pay off in many ways.

If you have children living at home, get them involved in learning to do this also. It will make the changes easier because they helped make the decisions with you.

Set an evening aside to have a family meeting to do this. As everyone takes turns making suggestions, write your menu for the week. Then create your shopping list after taking an inventory of what is needed from the grocery store. If you can stick to your list when you are at the grocery store, even better. That saves more of your time, your energy, as well as your money.

Wouldn’t you rather know what exactly is in the food you are eating?  By preparing it yourself, you will know.

Some people believe there is not a connection between the foods they eat and their health.  We challenge you to start eating at home and planning your meals at home as often
as possible.  See if you don’t notice a positive effect on your health from the list below:

  • Feel better
  • Look better
  • Clothes fitting better
  • Sleeping better
  • Being able to save money
  • Less doctor visits
  • Less medications