Map out your Meals
Outline meals you plan to eat for the week and use it as a guide. Be sure to list beverages and snacks too!
If you have veggies, dairy, and protein at one meal, include fruit and grains in the next to cover all 5 food groups
Vary Protein Foods
Choose a variety of protein foods throughout the weeks. If you have chicken one day, try seafood, beans, lean meat, or eggs other days.
Make a Grocery List
Start by listing ingredients for meals you plan to make. Cross off items you already have on hand.
Love Your Leftovers
Prepare enough of a dish to eat multiple times during the week. Making leftovers part of your plan can save money and time.