The maniac’s guide to meal planning: part 1 of 4

No time

This is the first post of a four-part series on meal-planning like a boss–even when life’s crazy.
The second post can be found here.

“Cooking healthy food takes so much work–it’s such a chore.”

“My weeknights are too busy for dinner! I don’t have time for more than microwaved meals or fast food.”

“I know what I want my life to look like, but there’s just no time to actually make it that way.”

Do you find nodding along with the above sentiments, possibly with an “MMMMHMMM” or a loud “Amen“?

Then friend, you are not alone.
But don’t worry–I’ve got you covered.

Life makes maniacs of many of us. Be ye an entrepreneur, an assistant to a workaholic exec, or an artist scrambling to put your show together in time for next weekend’s opening, it’s tough at times to imagine subsisting on anything more involved than instant coffee and a packet of pretzels.

But it doesn’t have to be.

You don’t need to love cooking.
You don’t need to make every meal from scratch.
You don’t need to shell out $20 for overpriced restaurant salads.

You just need to be honest. With yourself, and with your schedule. Get that down, and you’re golden.

If you’re serious about changing your eating habits to truly nourish your self + feel awesome + look awesome, I’d love for you to join me in something:

  1. Grab your favorite sparkly pen and a few pieces of paper.
  2. Over the next week, jot down when during each day you find the most free time on your hands. It might be an hour on Wednesday, four on Thursday, 30 minutes on Friday–whatever you’ve got, write it down.
  3. Next Monday night, look over your time log, and pinpoint which day afforded the longest block of free time.
  4. Check back here on Tuesday for the next step.

Next week, we’ll start getting clear on what “type” of week you’re living in right now, and then planning accordingly to make sure that 1) you’ve got enough of the right kinds of food on hand, and 2) you don’t purchase or prepare anything that will end up forgotten and funky-smelling at the back of the fridge.

There’ll be three “types” of weeks–one for each remaining Tuesday of the month. So by March, you’ll be a meal-planning master. Even if you’re in maniac mode.

There will be personal, real-life examples.
There will be boredom-busting formulas.
And there will be downloadable planning + shopping templates.
For you. For free.

If you like what you read, you’ll love the oodles of additional resources in the Eat Well. Party Hard. e-book–this series is taken straight from it.

Can’t wait to see you next week. My sparkly pen is poised and ready.


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