How to Meal Plan to Save Time and Eat Well

I hope you’re doing well! This year I have committed to spending more time doing the things I love, and I would like to invite you to do the same. Take time to really evaluate what you say yes to, and decline things that don’t make you happy or better you in some way. One of the activities I have been enjoying more than ever is trying new healthy recipes. I have been sharing some of the results on my Instagram stories (@nicoleallisonyoga) and I’ve received a lot of questions, not just about the food itself, but also about how to make time for cooking during the week with a busy schedule. I was inspired to put together a little template to share how I prep for the week.

You can use the template to set up your meal plan for the week. First, sit down to review what your plans are, and how they might impact your available time. Based on the time you will have at home, plan your meals for the week. For example, if you know you will be at a yoga class on Wednesday night, and won’t have time to prepare something, plan for a larger meal on Tuesday so that you have leftovers!

Once you have laid out all of the different meals, write a list of everything you will need for the week to make each day’s food. Usually we purchase all of the food we will need for the first few days and then re-evaluate mid-week before purchasing the rest to save money and waste. Sometimes unexpected plans come up, and this allows us to adjust our meal plan to fit with our lives instead of throwing away food at the end of the week.

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