When it comes to food, making a plan can be more beneficial than anything else. Meal planning and preparation helps set you up for success and accomplish the nutritional, diet, and weight loss goals you have. Plus, setting a weekly meal plan can streamline your day-to-day chores and make mealtime one of your favorite times. 

Meal planning and preparation helps set you up for success and accomplish the nutritional, diet, and weight loss goals you have.

All things considered, setting a weekly meal plan can seem unimportant or overwhelming. Here are three reasons why you should weekly meal plan:  

Save time and money.

Those who fail to plan are planning to fail. When meals are approached haphazardly it’s easy to fall into the trap of grabbing a quick bite through the drive-thru or spending hours in the kitchen searching for ingredients before finally ordering takeout. One of the best ways to save time in the kitchen and money on groceries is to meal plan ahead of time. By setting a weekly meal plan, you can shop for groceries all at once and avoid impulse buys that sink your budget. Having a plan to follow also limits the number of times you eat out every week, and that can save you loads of money. 

It’s healthier.

Generally speaking, quick, fast, and easy does not always include healthy and nutritious. When we wait to make decisions about what to eat until the last minute, it’s easy to justify grabbing whatever junk food is nearby and shoveling it into our faces. By setting a weekly meal plan, you can make sure that the foods on the menu are healthy and provide a well-balanced diet. 

Enjoy more variety.

No one likes to eat the same meal over and over again. It gets monotonous and kills the joy that we often associate with food. A weekly meal plan makes it possible to work in a variety of new foods and cuisines. Have a recipe you found last week that sounded appetizing? Add it to the meal plan. Been craving a particular dish or family favorite? Add it to the meal plan. It’s easy to work in food groups that you overlook when you can plan ahead. 

Fit Five Meals makes it easy to set a meal plan and follow through. New meals are available each week. Place an order, choose your pickup location, and have healthy meals in your fridge for up to four days. Making a weekly meal plan couldn’t be easier–for you or for your budget.