We spent some time at Nature’s Emporium last week discussing meal planning with their In-House Nutritionist, Nicole, and she shared some of her favourite strategies for success.
One of her pro-tips was to find a day that work’s best with your schedule - like on a Sunday before your week starts, to plan your meals for the week ahead. In the morning, you can sit down and schedule recipes to your week in Meal Garden. Then in the afternoon, you can use your Meal Garden grocery list to go shopping! Another great feature that will elevate your meal planning is the “Add note” feature in the scheduler.
Maybe you want to remind yourself to soak some legumes overnight – make a note of it the day before to keep you on track!
Some other quick tips for meal planning glory include:
- Batch cook roasted vegetables
- Batch cook rice and quinoa at the beginning of the week and grab throughout the week as needed
- Have pre-cut fruits and vegetables in the fridge so you’ll always a healthy snack at the ready
- Make extra portions of soups and stews and freeze them for future if you need a quick meal
One of Nicole’s favourite quick-fix meals are one-pot or one-pan meals. They are quick and easy to make and involve very little clean-up!
Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast & Sauce