Angel of Cuisine
I have learnt from past experience that without a plan it is so much harder.
I have also learnt that when you have a weeks worth of healthy food laid out on an A4 page in front of you life feels very structured.
I like to make my food plans for only three days at a time.
Healthy Tips and Tricks
Snacks can be your biggest downfall or your success strategy.
If you do them right, they contribute to an even metabolism throughout the day, do them wrong and you’ll find you crash early or make a bad choice.
When I come home from shopping I take the time to take all the snacks and separate them into snack bags.
Little ziplock ones in 20-30 gram portions of whatever the product.
I open packets of rice crackers, pop fresh popcorn, make nut bag portions and so on.
I do have a set of scales, but it’s not that difficult. Make small palm sized portions and bag them up. That way, when you go to eat the snack you eat what’s in the bag only.
The trick is to not go back for another bag and keep your portion size under control.
That way if my tastes or circumstances change later in the week I’m not freaking out wondering how it fits my food plan.
You won’t always know on Monday if you are going out to dinner on Saturday night, so by working to only a few days at a times you can have a much more successful plan.
Of course it means going to the shops for a type of mini shop twice per week, but lets face it, you probably would have found your way there for some reason or another.
I have found three day food plans both lifestyle and psychologically friendly.
I can easily think about three days of food for the family, but seven days is sometimes daunting.
It’s just as important to look at your food plan every day for the next day.
Make sure you have everything you need for your meals the next day.
As soon as you don’t have an ingredient your meal becomes something else and when you change things you can risk making a bad choice.
Sit down, twice per week in a comfortable environment and think carefully about your plan for the coming days, write it down in a way that suits you and your family, create a shopping list from it and then shop the next day, start the following.
If you would like some food planning templates, please feel free to email me and I’ll send you some.
Have a healthy week!