planning-ahead-healthy

Think about your typical week.

Most likely, you can predict what days you will be working late, driving the kids to activities, or basically too tired to cook.

In fact, your typical day may include waking up at 5 am, getting the kids ready for school, a full day of work, picking up the kids to take them to practice, then getting home after dark. After a day like this, the last thing you want to do is prepare a meal for dinner.



If you look at the days that you tend to eat out or order in the most (or just eat kids’ leftovers for every meal) you can start to sense a pattern in your own eating habits.

Your busiest days are the days where you are most likely to forget about your healthy eating plan because you didn’t have stuff prepared.

Trust me, it has happened to us all.So, this is where planning ahead becomes KEY… It will help you stay on track even on these tough days.

We recommend prepping at least three staples to use for the week. Many people find success meal-prepping their whole week on the prior weekend. Whatever works for you… but prepping in some capacity ensures that there are no excuses for those challenging days.

Look for all of your common setbacks (whether it’s the busy days like mentioned above, or maybe a travel day where you need to plan snacks and small portable meals), and plan for those.


When planning ahead, ask yourself:

• Why do you go out to eat? Or why do you NOT eat at all?
• Is it because you don’t have food? Is it because you are not at home?
• Do you want to socialize?

Whatever the reason for your setbacks, plan for that.

In order to get you started, here are two of our most popular recipes for planning ahead:

2. Shredded Chicken (useful in prepping SO many meals)

Don’t let a busy day throw you off track.