If you work full-time just like me, you know that the work week is crazy. There is no time to make a pit-stop at the grocery store and grab food to cook. And by some chance, say you do make that stop… is what you’re getting healthy?
With all of the New Year’s resolutions still going strong, we want something ready and waiting, but also healthy. Just a little bit of planning can give you that!
So I’m going to show you how I plan a week’s worth of dinners in just five minutes.
Here is my upcoming work week menu.
I always start with the meat (or vegetarian protein source). This is usually the part of the meal you don’t want to have three nights in a row. So I lay out Monday through Friday and rotate my meat through the week. I shoot for about 6-8 oz for a portion size for us.
Next are vegetable choices. I believe that at least half of your plate should consist of non-starchy vegetables so I recommend having at least 2 choices per meal. This is what keeps your meal low calorie and high fiber. So you still feel full for barely any calories.
Last is your starch group. This should always be the smallest portion on the plate unless you are doing high intensity exercise and need the fuel. But for most, it’s listed at the bottom as a reminder that it is not the priority. Keep your starches whole grain/100% whole wheat to make the best of that starchy situation.
Now look at that! You’ve got your dinners planned and have made a grocery list!
This can be done for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu planning not only helps you stay on track with your diet, but it also provides convenience while budgeting!
I hope this helps your work week become a little less stressful and a little more healthy. If you have any questions, please comment below! And feel free to share this post by using the icons below!