Meal Planning Made Easy

These tips and tricks will make planning your weekly meals quick and easy. These tips will also keep you focused on your food goals. Whether your goal is to lose weight, stay in shape or bulk up, these tips can help you. Keep scrolling to get the tips and tricks along with an extra downloadable. 

Kait Manson

Tips + Tricks

1. Plan Ahead

One thing that will help you as you begin is to plan the meals you'd like to make in advance. Plan out each day and each meal and write down the groceries associated with each recipe.

Get inspired by browsing recipes on the web, by reading recipes from healthy lifestyle bloggers or by scrolling through pinterest. Pick a couple of your favorites, print them out and give them a try!

 

Try to choose recipes that have similar or overlapping ingredients. This can help cut down on spending and save you time on meal preparation.

Go to the grocery store with a plan. This prevents you from buying food outside of your plan, which reduces food waste and saves you money. Writing your plan in advance allows you to check your pantry and refrigerator for ingredients you may already have before going to the store. This prevents you from buying ingredients you already have and you can plan your meals around these ingredients.

Besides buying ingredients for your recipes, it is a good idea to have items like brown rice + quinoa in your pantry along with beans and nuts. These items are able to be stored for longer periods of time and are available in a pinch. You may also want a couple bags of frozen vegetables for convenience.

2. Be mindful of your plate: Daily Servings

Vegetables: 3-4 servings

Fruits: 1-2 serving

Grains: 1-2 servings

Fats and nuts: 2 servings

Protein: 1 serving

Half of your plate should be made up of vegetables.

A serving of fruit is one cup of raw fruit, 1 cup of 100% fruit juice or 1/2 cup of dried fruit. One serving of strawberries is only 49 calories and does not put you off track. 

Stay away from processed foods, especially processed grains like white bread. Choose unprocessed grains like oats, brown rice or quinoa.

Fats should be healthy fats like avocado and nuts. Other healthy fats include oils like olive oil or grapeseed oil along with coconut and coconut oil.

3. Eliminate + Replace

Eliminate common allergens and unhealthy ingredients.

 

Wheat/ gluten

 

Dairy

 

Refined Sugar

 

Alcohol

 

Soy and Corn

Replace wheat + gluten with brown rice and vegetable noodles like spaghetti squash + zucchini noodles.

Try dairy free options like almond milk and nutritional yeast.

Trade boxed and packaged foods for farm fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Scary Movies

If you prefer scarier movies that leave you sleepless then this is the list for you. These scary movies will give you goosebumps and are not suitable for small children. Watch these classic scary movies and beware the things that go bump in the night. 

1. Halloween 1-3
2. Friday the 13th
3. Nightmare on Elm Street
4. Scream 1-4
5. American Psycho
6. The Conjuring
7. The Haunting in Connecticut  
8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
9. Annabelle
10. Insidious
11. Insidious: Chapter 2
12. Insidious: Chapter 3
13. Insidious: the Last Key
14. The Cabin the Woods
15. The Boy
16. Cult of Chucky
17. Curse of Chucky
18. the Saw Movies 1-9
19. Jeepers Creepers 1-3
20. Cabin Fever
21. The Strangers
22. 13 Ghosts
23. The Exorcists
24. It 

25. A Quiet Place
26. The Ring
27. Paranormal Activity
28. When a Stranger Calls
29. The Blair Witch Project
30. Sweeny Todd
31. Freddy vs. Jason
32. The Thing
33. The Shining
34. Poltergeist
35. Splinter
36. Creepshow
37. Amityville Horror
38. Night of the Living Dead
39. Trick R Treat
40. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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