SparkPeople's Mix and Match Meal Planner: Meal Planning Made Easy!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Are there times that you feel like you're stuck in a rut with your current meal plan or that you just don't know what to make for certain meals? If so, then the Mix and Match Meal Planner may be just what you are looking for!

The Mix and Match Meal Planner is a tool that is very easy to use and can help you plan out healthy meals that meet your nutrition goals. Planning out your meals ahead of time can help you stay on track a lot easier than if you wait last minute to decide what you might eat. If you are anything like me and you don't like to cook and/or would like to find some quick and simple meals, then the Mix and Match Meal Planner may be just the thing to help you get on track (and stay on track) with eating healthier meals overall. This interactive feature allows you to choose the food items that you like, but it will also make sure you pick the right items to make it a complete meal that is healthy and tasty.

With all the different options available in the Mix and Match Meal Planner, there are numerous meals that you can create to give your meals quite the variety. You can not only save time with your meal planning, but you can also say goodbye to boring meals!

How it Works:

Select which meal you would like to create (breakfast, salads, sandwiches or dinner) by clicking on the appropriate tab. Select one option from each of the drop down lists and you will automatically see the nutrition values listed in the nutrition facts section. Once you have selected an option from each drop down list, you can then click the button to "Add to SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker," then select which date and meal category you want to add it to. Once you do that, your meal from the Mix and Match Meal Planner will be listed on your Nutrition Tracker page.

Sample Meals Created with the Mix and Match Meal Planner:



Have you used the Mix and Meal Planner yet? If so, how helpful has it been for planning your meals? If not, will you be giving this feature a try? Do you find that planning your meals ahead of time helps you stay on track with your healthy eating habits?