Planning Ahead for Healthy Meals and Snacks

Here's how to plan ahead for healthy meals and snacks!

Plan your lunches a week ahead

Seriously, not as boring as it might sound. Set aside some time and write out a list of what lunches you’re going to make for the week ahead. If you feel like “going a little crazy," you can take it a few steps further and plan out our other meals and or snack options for the week.
Creating weekly meal plans makes it easier for you to create a weekly/monthly shopping list and go helps with sticking to your budget!

Bulk up

Forget about buying individually packaged snacks. Not only are they more expensive, but they also create more waste regarding packaging and that sucks for our planet. Plus, prepackaged snacks usually contain lots of chemicals, sodium, and carbs that we don’t want or need! Buy in bulk and measure out portions in reusable containers. Great for things like homemade trail mix; crackers, grapes, strawberries, cubed cheese, and apple/fruit sauces. 

Leftovers make life easier

ALWAYS make extra for dinner, put some aside for lunch the next day and freeze a few portions for future meals.

Healthy snacks made from scratch

A healthy, high fiber, low in carb muffin recipe like this one goes a long way! Same goes for this yummy, healthy muffin recipe and crustless mini quiches!

Dicing up fruit that's on the border of being overly ripe, then freezing said fruit makes for yummy smoothies - it is also a little frozen fruit goes a long way and makes for easier portion control!

Whenever I make something homemade, I immediately put 1/2 of what I prepared in the freezer to have on hand for future meals and on-the-go snacks that are healthy, tasty, and save me both time and money!

Give one or all of the following a try and let me know how you made out!

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