I mentioned before that meal planning has helped me have more efficient grocery trips. This week I've taken things a step further in the meal planning department. I've seen a lot of people tout the greatness of making their whole week's worth of meals in one day. Today I made almost enough food to take care of hubs and I's lunches and dinners for the whole week.
I am SO excited to see how this goes. While the only downside is not having fresh off/out the oven meals, the pros are being able to make dinner quickly when we come home from work starving, which will keep us from being tempted to get fast food. Having lunches pre-made will also keep us from having to buy lunch while we're at work. All of the pots and pans from cooking have already been washed, which will also make the week's housework easier. I'm seeing a lot of PROS in this situation lol
Grilled chicken with veggies
Grilled chicken with brown rice
Fish and roasted potatoes
Chicken and roasted potatoes
Hot wings and roasted potatoes
Lunches will be supplemented with turkey and tuna salad sandwiches.
I also split a bag of almonds into proper serving sizes in plastic bags, and hubs chopped up a watermelon to readily eatable chunks.
I'm feeling super prepared for the week, at least in the realm of eating lol. I think this will definitely help me keep better on track with eating well. Having meals ready leaves little room for the excuse of buying bad food.