When everything around you feels overwhelming and out of control, sometimes just knowing there’s something waiting for you for dinner feels like the warmest blessing imaginable.
Meal planning takes the wind right out of hangry sails and makes the frustration of having to decide to disappear.
You are in control. You don’t have to bend to the whims of fast food consumerism. It’s your party and you get what you want, not what the closest take out option is.
I think sometimes we make it harder then it needs to be, so here are some of the ways I’ve helped make meal planning easier for my clients.
Cook once, eat many times.
If you’re cooking it anyway, double or triple it. Nothing makes dinner happier at the end of an exhausting or surprising day then knowing dinner is literally in your freezer and ready to go. A few great candidates for this type of cooking ahead include meat sauce (for pasta), chili (meatless or meat filled, it doesn’t matter) and soup.