Okay I admit it, I’m a total foodie. I love spending Sunday mornings skimming through cookbooks and reading my beloved food blogs to figure out what I’ll eat the coming week.
But even if I looove food, I don’t want to spend my entire life cooking! During the working-week, I want to see friends, workout, watch tv series, sleep…I’m also on a budget and avoid spoiling food at all costs! This means cooking different recipes with some of the same ingredients.
I never thought cooking would require so much planning when I left my parent’s house to live with a roommate, in my tiny charming apartment…but it does! If you’re in the same situation as I am, here is what I learned about planning for food. These tips allow me to love what I eat every day.
Meal planning tips for the healthy foodie girl:
– Take a weekend afternoon to grocery shop and to prepare one main meal and breakfast snacks. Make 4-5 portions of main meals so you’ll have enough for the entire week (lunch and dinner). Take one night off early in the week to cook your other main meal.
– Make 5 boiled eggs on the weekend. Eat one before leaving for work every day along with a tall glass of water. This will wake your body up.
– Always make two smoothies at a time and freeze them. Put the smoothie in the fridge the night before drinking so it defrosts overnight.
– Always have on hand: cooked quinoa, couscous or chickpeas, dry fruits, almonds, vegetables and fruits to mix and match in salads or snacks.
And now…here is my first weekly meal plan for you below!
1 boiled egg
With this protein combo, you won’t be hungry until lunchtime!
1 smoothie with blueberries and banana: I love drinking a smoothie at around 10:30AM for a healthy sugar kick…keeps me going until lunch!
This recipe makes 2 smoothies:
– 2 cups soy milk
– 1 cup spinach
– 1 avocado
– 1 banana
– 1 cup blueberries
– 1 teaspoon maple syrup
Lunch and Dinner
1 Thai Veggie Quinoa Bowl from Avocado Pesto. My love for quinoa knows no boundaries! This bowl has a sharp thai taste and is very quick to make. On the weekend, I filled pita bread with it, it tasted delicious!
That’s it! Of course…I always have veggie-nuts snacks and dark chocolate after dinner!
A girl has got to eat her chocolate…right?