- Grab a meal planning sheet with the days of the week on it. (You can print my free one by clicking here).
- Look at your weekly schedule- what’s going on this week? Do you have to work late, do you have plans for dinner with friends, or a party?
- Mark the days that meals will be difficult with a small “X” in the corner.
- Put breakfast and lunches on autopilot until you get use to meal planning for a few weeks. Write down 2 or 3 options for breakfast and lunch (bagels or cereal for breakfast, leftovers or sandwiches for lunch). Plan mostly for dinners.
- Choose easy dinners.
- On a separate sheet of paper, list the items that you would need to create those meals.
- Make sure that meals that need fresh ingredients are being eaten in the beginning of the week.