You can make this as simple or complex as you want it to be but it will not only help you be more mindful in the grocery store but will help make sure you are covering all the bases when it comes to nutrition.
Here is how we plan our dinners for the week… ?♀️
➡️ Step 1 – Write out what protein you are having each night. I like to alternate between red meat, chicken, and fish. But choose whatever works for you and your diet preferences.
➡️ Step 2 – Choose a carb for each night. Rice, potatoes, sweet potato, corn, bread, tortillas, noodles, etc. Aim for complex carbs and small portion sizes (e.g. make pasta your side dish, not your entire meal).
➡️ Step 3 – Fill in the blanks with veggies. Salad is an easy one but you can also try your veggies roasted, grilled, sautéed, air fried. Whatever you will eat.
➡️ Step 4 – Make a grocery list and stick to it! Instacart is a great way to minimize impulse buys. We have all been that person who goes to the store and comes back with a bunch of things we don’t need. Also, don’t go shopping hungry..haha
➡️ Step 5 – Meal prep ahead of time and reheat or plan meals that don’t take a lot of time.
Don’t be afraid to start small. Plan a couple meals a week to start and go from there! This shouldn’t feel like an insane task, and once you get into the groove it should take less than 10 minutes.