Meal planning in advance can be a great way to save money and it can be a lot easier than you think. There is also the added benefit of reducing your food waste, so it’s better for the environment too. It can seem difficult to know where to start, especially if you’re not used to planning your meals in advance so follow these easy tips to help get you started.
Look for recipes you enjoy!
The first thing you should do is figure out what to cook! Now, because we are planning ahead, you should make sure to have a list of recipes that you enjoy cooking, enjoy eating, and can store in advance should you choose to cook everything days prior to serving.
Prepping your meals
You’ve got your recipes and your ingredients, now all we need to do is plan when and how.
How will you be cooking your meals? Are you planning on having all your meals prepped for the week or will you prepare your ingredients to be ready for cooking on the day?
Whichever option best suits your schedule, be sure to plan ahead.
Do what you feel works
There are no set rules when meal planning and prepping; it’s all about what works best for you and your family. Whether you plan and prep all of your meals or just a few, you will soon start seeing the benefits of a reduced food shopping bill and less food waste!