We’ve all done it: found ourselves hungry and quickly grabbed some takeout or fast food instead of figuring out what to cook for dinner. But what if you always had a meal ready to go, and never needed to hit the drive-thru again? If you are making New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, or spend less, or lose weight, your solution to all of these could be in meal planning.
Meal planning is simply taking the time, usually once a week, to plan out each meal, instead of the daily question “what’s for dinner?”. After you get into the habit of meal planning, you might add meal prep, which is doing all the shopping and as much ingredient preparation as possible all at once one day of the week or month.
If you are overwhelmed by the thought of preparing your own meals from scratch, our team of nutritionists can help you customize a plan that meets any of your special dietary needs and keeps you on track to achieving your health goals.
Here are steps to begin your journey to meal planning:
If you or someone in your family is living with diabetes, consider enrolling in our online Diabetes-Self Management and Education Course. It is covered by most insurance and can help you learn more about glucose monitoring.