I decided to start my planning by doing an inventory and makeover in my pantry. A fresh start feels really good. Then I found some new recipes that sounded good and looked at some of my favorite dishes and made them over (on paper) with healthier ingredients. After that I listed the main course ie. "Stuffed Peppers" then started a "To Buy" list for the ingredients that I need for each recipe. I did fall asleep in the middle of my planning session but I got a good start and will pick up where I left off . I should be ready to go by shopping day. I am thankful for this site with so many Ideas and encouragement and practical steps to make the life altering changes necessary to live a long strong life.
I press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
I've never been 100% successful at meal planning, mostly because our schedules change unexpectedly so what I plan for Monday may not be made until Wednesday. So, I've learned to plan 3-4 recipes for the week and fill the other days with my healthy standbys: chicken rubbed with some mixture of herbs and broiled or slow cooked, pork chops cooked with veggies and/or fruits (peaches, apricots, or apples).
So, don't beat yourself up too much. And it's not necessarily bad if you only plan a few days and shop for them as long as you're able to stick to your grocery list. (I would be too tempted by the goodies if I visited the store that often.)
Claire ******** Those who think they have no time for a healthy lifestyle will sooner or later will have to find time for illness.
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Well, my first week has been o.k. I've had some wins and losses! WINS: clean kitchen, healthy meals, planning, got back on wagon after a fall LOSSES: did not plan the entire week, ( I would run to the grocery store a few times/week with recipes etc for next few days)
GOALS: - weekly meal plan - cooking a big batch of stew/soup etc on Saturday - making healthy snacks for kids - addressing healthy after school snacks
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