HOW TO MAKE A MEAL PLAN

1 / write down your top five

Don’t think too much about this, think about foods you know how to cook, or things you know you like to eat. Meal planning and prep can feel like a huge task. So when you are starting make it easier on yourself and think of familiar options.

2 / make it healthier

Let’s take nachos for instance. Chips and cheese make the base of nachos – not the most nutrient dense meal. Here are five more things I can think of off the top of my head that would spruce this bar food up a bit. By adding black beans or ground beef protein is present. Other possible whole food toppings: sweet potatoes, bell peppers, red onions, and even kale. Add some homemade guacamole for healthy fats and you just dressed up those nachos.

3 / gather recipes

Find inspo, recipes, how-tos, etc

4 / necessary ingredients

Make a list of every ingredient you will need for each meal. This is essential so you can make your shopping list

5 / make a shopping list

Make a list of every ingredient you will need for each meal. This is essential so you can make your shopping list