Planning out your meals goes a long way in eating healthier. Nothing kills a diet more than having to stop and pick up food a few times a week or grabbing that box of hamburger helper full of salt and preservatives.
Back in 2006 when I went back to school to get my fitness training degree I really learned this. Here I was going to school to help others be healthier and my family and I were getting less and less healthier. I was working full time, going to school full time and hubby was working a ton of extra hours. Takeout became the new norm until I got it under control.
Freezer cooking and meal planning became my sanity saver. There wasn’t a question of what was for dinner, the question was which meal from the list on the fridge did we want to eat tomorrow? I made meals ahead of time, froze them and pulled them out the day before. When hubby got home from work he easily popped it in the microwave or oven. Once I started working as a trainer my daughter and the sitter would be able to make dinner for us because everything was planned out.
That’s why when Once a Week Cooking was up for sale I knew it needed to be mine. Cooking ahead is the only way I can get good dinners on the table without any guilt. I don’t have time to cook every day and I definitely don’t want to spend the time worrying about what the family is eating on nights I have to work late.
At this time I have general meal plans. All meal plans can be adapted to be less fat as you make them. But just the homemade meals alone are much better than almost anything you will buy going through the drive-thru. In the coming months I will have specialized meal plans for less fat and for dairy free as well. Other suggestions will be taken into consideration.
This is a 12 month meal plan that is delivered weekly. Cook once and eat all week!