Saturday, 2 January 2016

Plan your meals!


Hi Friends :)

I hope you had an amazing New Years Eve, I certainly did! Now that we're starting the new year I want to get back into healthy eating! I always find I'm better at sticking to a healthy diet if I plan my meals. This may seem really silly to some people and if you can eat well without doing this then hats off to you!  If I don't plan meals I'll end up just getting a takeaway and that's not good. I'll also end up buying far more food than I need. You'd think after a year of living alone I would have learnt by now? but I haven't! So here are 5 tips to become a professional meal planner...


Tip 1: Plan out your week BEFORE shopping.

I used to think I'd go to the supermarket and be inspired to chose what to eat? WRONG. I would always over buy. Plan your meals out and then make a shopping list from your plan and STICK TO IT. This planner is from Kikki K but you can buy some REALLY cute ones in Paperchase!

Tip 2: Make a logical order!

It's important that if you're having yoghurt and berries one morning that you're not then having eggs the next, then cereal, then rye bread, then a fruit bowl. Although it would be lovely, if you're going to buy berries you need to eat them quickly or they'll go off! So make sure there's a logical order to your meals without there being TOO much repetition.


Tip 3: Make your food portions in lunch boxes.

This may seem silly but I always use lunch boxes for work because it makes me eat less! You can only fill lunch boxes to a certain point so as long as you don't buy a massive one you should be okay! My ones are from Happy Jackson and Urban Outfitters!

Tip 4: Plan big cooking sessions

If you're going to have the same meal for a couple of days don't cook them separately! Make one big batch and then re-heat it when you need to. This way you're only actually cooking a couple of times a week.

Tip 5: Become a recipe hunter

Don't stick with the same boring stuff all the time! It's very easy to get into the habit of making the same meals so when planning next weeks meals I decided to branch out and buy food I wouldn't normally get: Soup and Pita bread! This may sound boring to you but changing your meal from a wrap to a pita just keeps it more interesting.

And those are my top 5 tips!

I hope you have all had a fantastic start to the year, I'll be back on Monday with my December favourites...

Love & hugs,



16 comments:

  1. The box is great !! :) I plann my meals everyday :)
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    1. The whole Happy Jackson brand is amazing :) I'll check out your blog!
      Lucy xoxo

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  2. Planning my meals would be a great way to become healthier. Great post!

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    1. It's helped me already this week! I feel SO much better when I eat healthily. I love your blog :)
      Lucy xoxo

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  3. Love this post! Such a good idea! I've just followed you via bloglovin'! x

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    1. Thank you so much :) Glad you enjoyed the post!
      Lucy xoxo

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  4. Love this tips very helpful. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Glad you found it helpful :)
      Lucy xoxo

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  5. Oh my goodness I so need to do this!! I always think about doing it and never do! I'm going to take your advice and hopefully I can do it this year! I hate aimlessly walking around the grocery store with no direction!

    Shannon Sage

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    1. I find it unbelievably helpful! I always end up over buying if I don't meal plan and then never buy enough stuff for whole recipes! The planners in paperchase are so so beautiful right now, I really wanted to buy a new one but I have to use my one up first.
      Lucy xoxo

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  6. What a great tip, I really need to start planning my meals. Saves so much time and keeps you looking healthy.

    Hope you have a Wonderful New Year full of success! Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

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    1. I can always eat better if I plan and it saves lots of wondering around the supermarket! Also, stops me picking up all the bad food if I have a shopping list :)
      Thanks for the comment,
      Lucy xoxo

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  7. Absolutely great! Happy 2016!


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    1. Thank you :) The group sounds great, I'll check it out!
      Lucy xoxo

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