Controversial info onboard…
It’s very tempting to overcomplicate things because we think they have to be harder than they need to be.
Today I want to talk about your MEALS. A lot of times we’re led to believe that the more complicated and “fancy” our nutrition is, the better. In reality, we don’t need fancy stuff. The basics will get you 90% of your results.
Here’s one GREAT way to keep meal planning simple:
Come up with a “food formula” that works for you, that includes meals that:
✔️ you love
✔️ are simple and easy to throw together
✔️ align with your health & wellness goals, and
✔️ have a theme
Then simply rotate meals that follow that formula throughout the week!
Kind of like “Meatless Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Salad Bowl Wednesdays, Casserole Thursdays, Pizza Fridays, Soup and Sandwich Saturdays, and BBQ Sundays.” Pick a theme for each day of the week and experiment with some new recipes until you find some go-to favorites you can put on repeat.
You do NOT have to reinvent gourmet meals every time you sit down to eat.
Having a go-to formula works in several ways:
- It simplifies your shopping and food prep.
- It removes “decision fatigue,” which can happen when you’re forced to make choices all day long. The more decisions you make, the harder it becomes to make good ones!
- It helps stop that overwhelmed feeling you can get when you’re wondering whether your choices are “right” or “wrong” or “good” or “bad.”
- It saves you time and energy and can actually help you stay on track.
This works whether you’re prepping meals for yourself or a houseful of picky eaters.
Personally, it’s SUCH a relief NOT to have the “what’s for dinner” question hanging over my head every day.
Hope this helps make your meal planning a little easier.
If you would like some more ideas for healthy meals, be sure to check out our Recipe Packs. You’ll get sample macros for each recipe, and a grocery list to make your life easier.
Do you have a list of go-to recipes that you eat on a regular basis? Comment below!