Planning meals for a family can be a challenge on a good day, with differing tastes, clashing schedules and limited time to plan, shop for ingredients and make the meals…. Add in the unusual circumstances of all meals being consumed at home, with all of the family members eating at the same time – and children always feeling hungry – it can turn into a nightmare for many.
Uncertainty can make a normally decisive person struggle with picking the ingredients or the meals to make.
Feeling out of sync with the normal routine can throw you off the whole game.
Meal planning is a really personal thing and what works for one, may not work for the next person.
The goal is to find a process that is both enjoyable and effective.
Meal planning needs to be something to look forward to, to feel inspired by and in control of. Whatever the method.
If you are looking to increase your energy and maybe even lose a few pounds, meal planning is something you need to focus on – as it will help you stay on point when it comes to the things you want to EAT MORE OF to ensure the results come. Meal planning is not about restrictions or limiting yourself.
In my practice I always work to build any meal plans or meal planning maps for clients with the focus of WHAT TO INCLUDE – never focusing on what to NOT EAT.
Feeling positively about the whole process will help you to stick with it.
What we eat is so crucial to our wellbeing, happiness and even impacts the risk of illness/disease, so as we all know, it’s worth our attention.
Many people still feel like meal planning is there to ‘make them eat kale or broccoli’, especially family meal planning, can feel like it’s just something that ‘won’t work for my family’….
That’s not right!
The truth is that it will. But you need to make the effort to find out what that way is for you and your family..
Meal planning doesn’t mean that you create a list/calendar of meals and then you have to stick to it 100%. When it’s done fittingly, it only guides you to stay on track – and gives you flexibility.
Meal planning not only helps you to improve your health, energy levels and lose weight, but it also helps you to:
Save money & resources
Avoid wasting food
Eat according to season
Have more variety
Eat healthier & more sustainably
Improve your mood
Set a balanced example
When we’re feeling stressed, it’s very difficult to focus on such ‘big projects’ such as family meal planning, but this is a vicious circle that can be hard to break without awareness. When we’re feeling anxious or blue, the quick fixes and ‘easy meals’ will ultimately only make you feel worse.
Awareness is the first step to improved wellbeing, mood and a balanced weight & energy levels. Meal planning is the tool to achieve this.
Family meal planning can be a challenge in normal times…. And in these unusual times it can be twice as hard, which is why I’ve created a Meal Planning Challenge where I’ll share amazing tips and resources, a step-by-step process for taking inventory, directions on how to make a ‘menu planning success strategy’ for your family as well as meal prep time-saving tips and grocery shopping strategies. You will also receive daily coaching support and support from a like-minded community.
And the best thing?
I’ve made it completely FREE to sign up!!
But if you want all this for free, you have to hurry as the registration closes on Sunday 7th of June at 8pm and as we begin on Monday 8th of June.
All you need to do after signing up is to just check your email, pop into the private Facebook group when you can, and follow along with the daily action steps.
You’ll discover just how simple, quick, and (yes, even) fun it can be to plan and prepare for healthy eating!
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!