Meal Planning. Yep. I do that. Did that. I did that. Once. I meal planned once. When I say meal plan, I’m also including meal prep. It took me 6 hours! SIX LONG HOURS! With my husband. Does that mean it would have taken me 12 hours if I were by myself??? Oh….and this was using Kroger’s Click List, so I didn’t even walk into the grocery store.
I am a very organized person. I seriously am. But this is an area where I need a lot of help. I don’t like spending half a day in the kitchen writing down what I want to eat in the upcoming week, then figure out if each day’s plan has the right macros and calories, then make sure I’m having protein with my carbs and protein with my fats. Because by the time I’ve done this, I’m ready to have a glass of wine and sit on the front porch, or take a bath.
On this one day that I actually did a full on meal plan and meal prep, I ate really well that week. But it was sooooo time consuming!
So, I know I need to meal plan. One of the things I did to help try to cut down the time of figuring out what I want to order is I purchased an annual subscription to e-meals. There are so many different types of meal plans from Paleo, to Classic Meals, to Low Calorie, to Kids Meals. And don’t forget to plan dessert. It’s on there.
E-Meals breaks down each meal, whether you choose breakfast, lunch or dinner and tells you how long it will take to prep and cook your meal. It also lays out nicely the ingredients you need as well as the recipe. You even see a picture of what each item looks like. Although, I will guarantee you that my outcome will not look anything near the outcome of the chefs who created the meals shown on the website.
I’m going to try this to help cut down on meal planning. Then I’ll order my ingredients on Click-List or head over to Trader Joe’s and pick up my items. Then, I’ll crank up some good music and starting prepping with the hubs. We’ll have a coconut flour fight and laugh and have so much fun. (Can you all see through me yet??) I am literally trying to tell myself how much fun this will all be. Because I absolutely dread it. It’s beneficial, yeah. But I’d rather be doing something else. Like, sitting on the front porch drinking a glass of wine.
Comment below, ladies and give me some tips on how you meal plan without being in the kitchen an entire day! I need your help!