Planning healthyful delicious meals for a family might
Seem a time consuming task. However the benefits of planning
Nutritious meals far outweigh the time required
To get it right. Creating a weekly menu plan is important
To creating healthy delicious meals for our family.
Menu planning can actually add hours to your week
Rather than reducing the time you have available.
Meal planning should give you more time not reduce the
Spare time you have available. You will become
An efficient shopper. Always use the KISS principal
And start small and expand your efforts over time.
A small investment of time creating a simple meal plan
Can reap great rewards When you step into those mega
Grocery stores, you need a plan to navigate away from
The frozen pizzas and get to the good stuff.
The good stuff is hidden in the back of the store
In the fruit and vegetable area of the super markets.
Having a meal plan tells you exactly where to go and
What aisle to avoid.
Once you get home with your stash of goodies, fruits,
Vegetables and other nutrient rich foods, you will feel
The need to get all those other foods out of the refrigerator
And into the garbage. The rotten tomatoes, that never got
Added to the salad are history. The vegetables that are
Squishy can be gone. Next week the good stuff will be ate and
There will be no waste in the kitchen because a menu plan is
Organizing meal preparation will actually keep you sane.
You will know each day "what's for dinner". You will have
All the ingredients necessary to prepare a quick nutritious
Meal. You will not have to stop by the grocery store on your way
Home from work. You will have all the ingredients on hand
To prepare a meal without having to step out to the
Neighbors for a cup of yogurt or an extra tomato for the salad
You are making. There will not be any standing at the
Refrigerator washing what to cook for dinner.
Once you organize your menus for the week, the next thing
You'll note that the whole kitchen is organized and you can
Prepare a meal in peace. Getting help from the family is a good
Idea when the meal plan is put together. There is nothing worse
Than seeing the faces of the family drop to the floor when
You introduce a new healthier way of eating.
Taking the time to find and perhaps chart the most
Nutritious foods and integrating them into the daily meals can be a
Simple task. Knowing what you need from the grocery store will
Eliminate wasted time, energy and money. Your inventory for the
Week of meal preparations becomes more streamlined as you start
Your family on a healthy path to fitness.
There are several stages of meal planning that include inventory
Control, recipes for the menus, pricing of food and the actual
Cooking of the final meal. But with proper planning the
Meal plan becomes easier and more efficient over time. The basics of
A menu plan must be simple.
Getting everything the family needs for optimum health into
One meal a day. Not so simple? Most families only eat one meal
A day together so the extension of the meal plan may include
Healthy meal from popular take out restaurants. McDonalds
Now includes yogurt and fruits cups as alternatives to french
Many families just ignore the need for menu planning and the
Results can be devastating.The teenagers gain weight and blame the
Parents, toddlers start to show signs of sugar overload and mom and
Dad are just tired all the time. Some minor adjustment to the diet
And a mealplan can get a family's meal time ritual out of the doldrums
And into an exciting journey to good health.