Spoiler alert: It doesn’t have to be that hard.
But even if it did, it’s worth it.
Why do I say that? Because meal planning keeps you focused on eating wholesome, yummy, nourishing foods. You save money by not eating out or letting food go to waste. You save time by knowing what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.
Stress levels go down, happy levels go up.
More importantly, you skip the inevitable moment of truth: The 3 P.M. slump when you don’t know what’s for dinner and you frankly don’t want to figure it out. It’s during that pivotal moment when you find yourself quietly sobbing because you don’t have a plan. You wonder if eating is really necessary for sustaining life, and end up calling for pizza. Again.
But here’s the real reason why I’m putting meal planning as my top “one thing” you should do to eat better:
Because meal planning is finally EASY.
Remember all those excuses? Remember all that time and energy meal planning used to involve? All the hard work?
I’m mean, sure you can go old-school and still see awesome results from traditional meal planning, but why would you when there is a better way.
Here’s what I use for my family: Real Plans.
Imagine having someone plan your meals, figure out your shopping list, and schedule your prep work. No more worrying about whether or not a recipe is “healthy.” No sifting through long ingredient lists. I mean, all the hard work and mental gymnastics have just *poof* vanished.
Real Plans was created by people who love nutritious, real food. You won’t find any processed junk in their hundreds of recipes. So even if you’re still figuring out what’s “good” or “bad” in terms of nutrition, you can leave it to these guys. They are experts when it comes to healthy eating.
Real Plans also understands “busy.” They’ve made their service and app ridiculously user friendly.
Healthy eating is simple, doable, and repeatable with Real Plans.
It doesn’t matter if you are vegetarian, Paleo, or just want wholesome, traditional meals at your table. Real Plans has got you covered.
- Got food allergies? No biggie, Real Plans is completely customizable.
- Hate mushrooms? Just say so in your settings and you won’t have to worry about them showing up in your plans.
- Have your own favorite recipes you want to add? It’s easy to import any recipes into their system with a few clicks. (Yep, you can even add some of my Thank Your Body recipes!)
Healthy eating just got automatic. With Real Plans you leave all the worry, stress, confusion, and work at the door. You can finally make eating healthy a lifetime habit.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the recipes are delicious. (As in “kid and husband approved” yummy!)
I’ve chatted with the creators of Real Plans. Their passion for making real food easy and simple is humbling. And I want to share in their mission and help more people get real food on the the table. They care about their customers and want them to find that simple sweet spot for healthy eating.