At this age and time where we are exposed to a lot of chemicals, unhealthy foods as well as unhealthy habits, having healthy lifestyles and in particular meal plans are essential. These meal plans will gradually help you in changing your lifestyle and in establishing a healthy eating pattern as well. In creating a healthy meal plan, it is important to set aside some time like around 30 minutes each week in order to write down your menu for the week. In order to save time, you may browse online for easy to prepare and healthy recipes as well as look for some recipes in your cookbooks as well.
In addition to this, you may also list the traditional menu that you have for each week and sort them in accordance with its nutritional value or simply sort them into healthy and unhealthy. You may also ask your family members on what they would love to have during family meals. Once you have your list, organize them and make sure that everything is in order. Make sure that you have included 3 main meals and 2 snacks. You may also prepare around 2 to 3 plans so that you can rotate them with each other
For example, alternate your breakfast between porridge, fruit and yoghurt, and eggs on toast. Rotate your lunches through sandwiches, leftovers, and a salad – and so on, to prevent it getting boring. Don’t forget that you can easily add in some nutrients by making some fresh juices too – maybe buy a small juicer and use this; a wheatgrass juicer or stainless steel fruit juicer is an ideal size for one person.
You may edit some of the recipes in your plan and maybe just add two light snacks in between meals. However, you need to be conscious about you calories, fat and sugar intake because these cause certain diseases and also makes you gain some weight. Try to consult the food pyramid and see to it that each of the food group is well represented in your meal plan. And above all, make sure that you strictly follow the meal plan that you have prepared.