Meal Planning: If you don’t have a plan you are planning to fail

The saying may sound harsh but it’s true!  If you don’t have a plan you are planning to fail.  This pertains to working out, training for a race and, of course, budgeting.  Meal planning is something I find hard and easy all at the same time.  Being a newly wed, and not living together before we were married, is lending meal planning to be a challenge when it comes to creative, healthy, meal ideas that everyone will eat.  I know it will get easier with time, but, like most people, I want it to be easy NOW!

I am reading Whole30 now in hopes of starting a budget friendly challenge in July but for June I have to make due now.

This weeks grocery list looks like this for me:
10 pounds of chicken breast
5 sweet potatoes
5 baking potatoes
3 bags of frozen broccoli florets
3 bags of frozen green beans
1 bag of lemons
1 bag of limes
2 cloves of garlic
Crushed red pepper flakes
2 yellow onions
Chili powder
1 container of mushrooms
1 carton of egg whites
1 container of favorite hummus
1 bag of precut celery stalks
1 container grape tomatoes
2 cucumbers
1 bottle of hot sauce

This will make 5 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 snacks and 7 dinners for me for a week. On the weekends I like to cheat with my breakfasts 🙂 Everyone needs a treat every once in a while!! The family eats other things for lunch but for dinner we all eat the same thing, which I will include in the pics and update tomorrow. The amounts in the list above are what I will consume this week.

Pics of prepping, cooking and storing will happen tomorrow! Here’s to fitting in healthy eating, staying on track and planning for success!

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