Healthy Meal Planning
Eating healthy all the time can be overwhelming, but having a plan can make the entire process simple and stress-free. Here are three easy planning tips to help you stick to your healthy eating habits.
Keep the basics on hand.
Keeping food staples in your pantry allows you to quickly throw something together. Some healthy staples include basics like pasta, rice, frozen and canned vegetables, potatoes, beans, and packaged salad.
Plan several days of meals in advance.
Having a weekly dinner plan will help you manage your grocery shopping budget. It can also relieve some of the stress you may experience when you get home and you’re hungry, but not sure what to eat.
Create your grocery list before shopping.
Having a grocery list of healthy choices can help you avoid making unhealthy impulse purchases when you’re at the grocery store. You won’t be tempted to buy cookies or chips when you know what you’ll eat for the week.
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