Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great time celebrating last night, whether you did it big out at a raging party... or hung out on the couch like me :)
I know many people get irritated by the whole "new year, new me" thing... but I, personally, do not! I think the start of a new year is the perfect time to clean up your act and get your priorities in line.
I thought today would be the perfect time to share a simple way to get your eating habits in check. "Meal planning" might sound time consuming & unnecessary to some, but I think it's a great way to stay organized and feel in control of what you'll be eating throughout the week.
That way- when the stress of a work week hits you in full force, you won't have to worry about whether or not you've got a healthy meal to eat that night.
It takes a little planning ahead, but is worth it for the peace of mind!
Here's how I like to go about it:
- Print out a "Weekly Meal Planner".
- Fill it in with meals & recipes you plan on eating that week (notice that I rely heavily on leftovers for my lunches, which makes life much easier!).
- Make a grocery list for the meals you have planned.
- Shop accordingly.
|Here's what one of mine looks like!|
It's a pretty simple concept that many of you might do already, but I felt like it was worth sharing; especially for any of you challenging yourself with healthy eating or a "Whole30" for the new year.
Of course, you can create your own with more "snack times" or none at all, depending on your activity level/eating habits. This is just what works for me :)
I saved mine as a PDF so that I could share it with you all~ It's ready to be printed if you'd like to give it a try! Just click the link here: just Jessie B "Weekly Meal Planner" then save and/or print.
I hope this is helpful to someone out there! Best wishes for a happy & healthy new year!
P.S.~ Here are the links to a few of the recipes listed in my meal plan, if you're interested: