Ok so you get it, you need a weekly meal plan. But where do you start? Everyone does this differently, but here’s the way I put together my plan.
I start with my breakfasts because for most people that’s easy. Whether you’re a breakfast person or not, this is the start to your day and you need to fuel your body! Plus it turns out most people are creatures of habit and once they find a breakfast they like they will tend to have that most days of the week. So for me, my go-to weekday breakfast is overnight oats. I love them, my kids love them, they can be prepped ahead, we can all pick our own favors. Win-win. So step 1 for me, plug in overnight oats to my meal plan (a yellow for the oats and a red as I use milk, plus whatever the add-ins are).
What’s next? Now I think about my evening meals. Usually that’s a protein (chicken, fish etc), a side vegetable, and a side salad (1 red, 2 greens). I try not to eat carbs after 3pm even if they’re good carbs, but that’s another post! From there it’s all about filling in the blanks with your snacks and lunch. When will you have your shake? It’s a great way to curb your cravings so think about what time of day is hardest for you. Do you struggle to make it to lunch without hitting the junk food in the work break room? Do you get the munchies when the kids get home from school and start to empty the fridge? Those are good times for your shake!
So go ahead and have a go. I hope some of these tips help if you’re just getting used to creating a weekly meal plan. There’s no right or wrong way to go about it, this is just what works for me. I know a few people who start with their lunches as they only like to take certain things to work with them. The key is finding what works for you, but this should get you started. Take a look at the video, it should help you start navigating around the app … happy meal planning!