A huge part of being successful with healthy eating is planning. Those who do not plan–fail! Simple as that! The best way to plan your success is to pre-plan meals for the week. Once you have your menu down, shopping and food prep become a breeze. I personally always suggest, to old and new health seekers alike, to choose a couple of days during the week when they can pre-cook some of the meals, and prep ingredients for the rest. If you do that–success is your friend. Reaching in the freezer, or the fridge to pull out your next meal is not stressful! If you prep your meals ahead of time, nothing can take you by surprise. You can pre-pack your fridge with chopped veggies, salads, green smoothie, cooked meals. You can cook and freeze grains and legumes, to use them conveniently at a later time. Eating healthy then becomes joyful, rather than stressful. All of your meals can be “made from scratch”. Planning is key!
Yesterday was my day of planning. I had a very rare opportunity to get out of the house ALL by MYSELF! No husband or baby in toe! I hopped in the car, and off I went.
Before leaving, however, I asked Hubby what he wanted to eat this week. He normally defers such decisions to me. This time, however, before I could take a breath, as if he was preparing for this very thing, he fired out his orders… and I was happy to oblige.
- vareniki (aka ravioli)
I filled in some of my own, and will also be making fresh salads, smoothies and green smoothies to compliment this menu, but I was impressed! Hubby must have been hungry .
My goal is to make enough of each dish to have left overs, so that each meal will last us a day (as the main course), or longer.
For salads I am sensing:
There will be plenty of smoothies, fruit and green. Some of the ingredients I got yesterday for those are:
- mixed frozen berries
I already had greens at home:
- collard greens
Hubby also has his new favorite cereal now–all made and ready for the whole week.
Now, I do not know about you, but with a menu, such as this, I would find it hard for anyone to fail healthy eating. What do you think?
I do realize that menu planning and recipe creation is not everyone’s strong point… but that is why you have me! My Boot Camp manual if filled with over 130 recipes, shopping lists, menu planning templates etc.–all aimed to help you succeed.
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I have a major question for everyone who would rather have a whole menu with recipes sent out to them on a weekly basis–what do you think about that idea? A fresh weekly menu arriving into your Inbox each Thursday (so you can shop and prep over the weekend)? A menu with recipes, complimenting each other–vegan, heart healthy, life giving recipes; and a shopping list to go with it? Would you love that?
For now, everyone in our household is wishing you a great and delicious weekend.