No judgment, I just reeaally want to know your barriers to making meal planning and/or meal prep a routine part of your life. Or maybe you have a personal chef, and you're all good? 😆 What did I leave off the list?
I want to use this space here to give you resources that make it EASIER to put real food at the center of your (and your household's!) meals and snacks. Help me help you. :) Drop a comment, DM me, stop me on the street - whatever works for you! 😀
My biggest barriers used to be: .
👉 I didn't know what to make. Even though I had 500 recipes saved in Pinterest. 😂 .
👉 I wasn't totally sure about *what* I should be feeding myself and my family to feel and function our best. (Yeah, googling "healthy foods" didn't reduce the overwhelm. 🤷♀️) .
👉 The whole concept of doing any kind of meal planning and prep felt a bit overwhelming. I hadn't really done it before, and I had no idea where to start. And I worried that it would take up a ton of time. 👉 I wasn't sure how I could plan meals for a whole household that would reasonably meet everyone's preferences (tastes, dietary needs, etc.) without creating extra work for myself. .
👉 I was concerned that eating mostly real, whole (or minimally refined) foods might blow my food budget. .
👉 I wondered how I was going to store prepped food, and also easily pack it up to go as needed (best containers? what about fridge space? and why can't I ever find a matching lid when I need it? 😆). .
And for those of you who already do some level (no matter how tiny!) of meal planning or prep, how has it changed your life? Or the life of those you feed? What are the benefits you've noticed?
I've posted my meal plan for this week in my stories, and as usual, it is inspired by what I had on hand in my fridge, freezer, and pantry, plus a few items on sale this week. I took into account the rhythm of our week (evening commitments, which days are busier than others, etc.) to map out the meals and when to squeeze in mini-prep sessions (because that marathon-Sunday-afternoon-prep-thing doesn't really work for me #youdoyou
). #realfood #healthymadeeasy #nourishednotfamished