Friday, August 7, 2020

My Meal Planning Process

Back when I was working on trying to lose weight, I consistently did one thing that helped contribute to my success. That one thing was meal planning! Even though I am not trying to lose weight right now (weight-loss on hold during pregnancy), I find such a value in meal planning. It helps me to stay on track with my financial budget and helps us to reduce food waste. I also just love to have a plan to follow!

Over the years, I have tried a few different processes for meal planning, and my current rhythm has been my favorite! 

Friday: meal plan and make a grocery list
Saturday: grocery shop
Sunday: meal prep anything that needs prepped for the week

Spreading the process out over the course of a few days helps me to go at a comfortable, sustainable pace. It makes it more enjoyable, too!

Since it's Friday, I figured I would share my meal planning for next week:

Breakfast Options:
- Avocado Toast + Bacon
- Egg, Bacon + Cheese Burritos

Lunch Options:
- Salads
- Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- Leftovers

Dinner Menu:
Friday: Marry Me Chicken + Twice Baked Potatoes
Saturday: Buffalo Chicken Salads
Sunday: Spaghetti Squash + Meatballs w/ Garlic Knots
Monday: Lettuce-Wrapped Burgers + Corn
Tuesday: Burrito Bowls
Wednesday: Buffalo Chicken Salads
Thursday: Homemade Sesame Chicken + Vegetables + Rice
Friday: Homemade Pizzas

Here's a peak at what our homemade pizza looks like - we love them!

Hope this helps you in your meal planning!