We usually plan for one week at a time as we are on a food card and can only have so much money a month. Sometimes hard when we try to balance in our lunch menus too without going overboard.
My name is Laura and I live in Wisconsin. I am a Resolute Renegade. I am resolute about losing weight and keeping it off. I am resolute about exercising more. I am resolute about eating healthier. I am resolute about tracking calories and exercise.
current weight: 8.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (8,947) Posts: 1,774 9/19/11 7:27 P
I can't imagine I I will ever stop planning meals. This action has totally changed my life! I am organized and I am sure my grocery bill has decreased because my shopping is so focused.
I get what I can ready for the next days dinner the night before and again, this has removed so much stress from my life, I can't believe it. .
Saturday mornings i get up early, make a cup of coffee and sit with my computer and the grocery flyers. I plan for two weeks at a time, and I check for recipes on Sparkspeople.com. I do the big shop once every two weeks and then just have the fresh vegetables to get on the in between week
Healthy Cooking....great program...thanks
current weight: 350.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,947) Posts: 1,774 8/25/11 11:23 A
I'm continuing on with my planning meals ahead and substituting for healthier baking. I cook dinner for my grandkids several times a week and have been substituting fat free and sugar free ingredients and so far they don't even know the difference so that works for me!
current weight: 134.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,947) Posts: 1,774 8/21/11 1:46 P
I love to batch cook and it seems like lately I do it more often. My in laws are dealing with some health issues and unable to cook for themselves, they did meals on wheels for almost 2 years and finally said they cant do it anymore the food was so bad. So I offered to prepare a months worth of meals at a time for them, so I do alot of batch cooking and all of it is healthy due to their health conditions. I make them label them and freeze them then we take the 3 hour drive and fill up their freezers.
Now they have even asked me to bake for them I guess my meals are a home run.
Fitness Minutes: (8,947) Posts: 1,774 8/9/11 3:31 P
My goals Cook healthy meals at home at least 3x per week Plan and shop once a week from a list, with the exception of fresh fruit Shop 2x per week for fresh fruits and vegetables Try one new healthier recipe each week. Transition to healthier grains: brown rice over white, quinoa, barley
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