Planning your weekly meals it is one of those things that aren’t that complicated, but that many people I have around don’t do. We go to do groceries ad get enough generic stuffs that we hope we will be able to make meals for the next seven days. Then every night we hope that we are going to get inspired enough to make those meals.
Most of the time that’s exactly the problem. We hope that after a full working day we will have enough brain power to think about a meal, prepare and cook. The reality many times is that our energy level is too low to make a good decision, so we grab a microwave solution or something that it is not necessarily the best of the options.
What I have learned is that when you plan the menu, your grocery shopping it is much more specific, and since you know what are you going to make the whole week you don’t really need much brain power to actually make the meal and you certainly had all the ingredients you need for the plate you are planning to cook. Also if you need to, you can move meals around but in general you know you will have all the ingredients and there is no need to really think anything, just cook.
i.e. I resist for years this idea and of course made poor choices constantly regarding our meals. Since I begin doing that, I have been eating much better meals and somehow had been able to save between 35% to 45% on our weekly grocery bill. So it has been really a great solution.
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