There have been dozens of awesome requests posted on the > Back to School Fit Tips blog post since Monday.
One of the most frequently asked questions centers around…
Which is actually perfect and right in line with the Fall Transformation Challenge assignment for this week! In the forums at ClubFYM.com the moms are sharing their most helpful meal planning tips!
Here are a 5 super cool meal planning tips that will help move you up a few notches away from Meal Planning Challenged to more confident and prepared to handle whatever back to school scenario comes your way.
Meal Planning Tips
Meal Planning Tip #1
Rather than doing each menu day by day – which was way too overwhelming and time consuming for me. I’ve been dividing a page into breakfast, lunch, and dinner (making sure I have at least 1 protein option for every night of the week).
Then, making a list of all the proteins I have to work with that are appropriate to that meal, in one column, the produce in another.
This way, I can quickly make a plan for the next days actual meals, or if I didn’t get that done, I can quickly choose my P&P from the lists as I am packing meals for the day.
~ aguanuay “Josette
Meal Planning Tip #2
I typically eat the same few meals for breakfasts, lunch, and snacks. It’s really dinners that vary. ~ SHumphrey “Sherry”
Meal Planning Tip #3
Meal planning for me is pretty simple: go to the fridge and the freezer and write down all the things I have on hand that need to can be used up, and start filling in the blanks. I use a couple of standby breakfasts that I alternate, and snacks are usually just produce and protein, so I don’t always write them down specifically.
~ Janadz “Jana”
Meal Planning Tip #4
The biggest things for me are washing/cutting/prepping snack baggies when i get home from the store; they’re easy to grab without any guess work. ~ galincognito “Tara”
Meal Planning Tip #5
Breakfast is easy for me. My options are always a protein smoothie eggs with spinach and sausage or bacon if I have it. I make a large batch of peanut butter oatmeal which my husband and son eat many mornings fir the week.
If there is going to be a kids sporting event, I will pre-make turkey burgers and pack them for our dinner on the drive home.
** This also saves a lot of money and is much healthier than fast food.** ~ lolopass “Cathy”
Thanks for the meal planning tips Cathy!
I’ll be sending you an FYM gift shortly!)
Five super powerful Meal Planning Tips
Which one you will try out this week?
Be ready to share what a difference it makes for you! Oh – and be sure to post your Back to School fitness requests on the blog – gotta get to 50 for a new Video Tip!