Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Oh My!!!
The age old question…What’s for Dinner?
This one is for all of you busy bees out there! We know first hand how quickly the day goes by and before you know it, it’s dinner time and you have no idea what kind of meal is going on the table. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!
Keep it simple.
Dinner is the meal that I actually plan for. I typically wing it with breakfast and lunch. Make breakfast short and sweet: A smoothie, a piece of fruit, maybe prepare some overnight oats, etc. Keep a rotation of your go-to’s for your lunch. I’m one of those people who gets kind of bored with food pretty easily, so I switch up my salads and quinoa bowls with lots of different herbs and spices.
Take it one week at a time.
Not every week is going to look exactly the same. Take a look at your planner, google calendar, whatever you use to keep your life together. Get an idea of when you’re able to go to the grocery store. If you know that Sundays are always hectic for you, choose another day. Every week doesn’t have to look the same.
Make a menu.
Even if you make a menu for 4 days out of the week, you’re still ahead. Baby steps, my friends. Menus are ideal because after you jot down a few days worth of meals, you can go ahead and make your grocery list.
Seek out alternative options if preparing dinner seems impossible.
Whenever I was younger, between school, homework, and sports practices, fast food was often the answer. So, if you find yourself seeking out fast food, no judgement. BUT, you do have options! There are places in the area that prepare healthy, balanced meals and all you have to do is place your order and pick them up. Take a look below- they just might be right up your alley!
Here are a few:
Pick your favorite way of preparation.
Personally, it feels a little bit daunting to prepare meals ahead of time. Meal prepping is for some people, but it’s not for everyone. If it is your thing, that’s great! If not, try washing, slicing, dicing, and cubing your fruits and veggies whenever you get them home. This takes away a big chunk of time before dinner. Plus, it makes it easier to choose healthier snacks if they’re ready to grab and go from the refrigerator.
Meal time doesn’t have to be dreadful or hard. It also might take trial and error to find a system that works for you. Whenever you find it, stick with it. Repetition is the mother of mastery 😉
In Strength and Confidence,
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