Monday, January 2, 2012
Meal Planning - Reduce Stress and Eat Healthier
Meal planning is the ideal way to make sure you are getting variety in your diet. It helps you avoid eating processed foods and eating out. It saves time and money...and reduces stress in the home.
I often post about meal planning but the feedback I get is that people don't really know where to start. I recommend focusing on dinners. To make it even easier, I have included my weekly meal plan for January.
Things to note: We are not vegetarians. My meals plans are a compromise between my children and I. Mondays and Tuesdays are out busiest after school days so heating up homemade soup and putting taco ingredients on the table as doable in less than 15 minutes. Extra Monday soup and Thursday chili will be for my lunches. I shop Fridays but do pick up some fresh bread for Monday soup night. We are not fruit at dinner kind of people. We eat it as snacks throughout the day.
(make stock and Monday soup)
Chicken and veggie soup
Taco Tuesday with shredded chicken, lettuce, cheese, salsa
Couscous (use chicken stock)
Crock pot chili