You’ve probably heard that grocery shopping on an empty stomach is a bad idea. I think meal planning when your hungry is an equally bad idea. In fact, I’m officially adding “eat a snack” to my meal planning tips. Your weekly meal plan will turn out healthier if you aren’t thinking of pizza while you plan it.
Mmmmm, pizza sounds good! See, it’s a problem anyone can fall into. Fortunately, it is still too hot for pizza so that won’t make it into my meal plan but Pizza Pasta will. Sometimes people will ask me why I’ll eat soup or chili in the summer; since it’s so hot here in Arizona we keep our air conditioner really cold so soup is actually enjoyable. On the other hand, turning on the oven will heat up the house so I usually only do that in the mornings or for company.
Just thinking about turning on the oven made me think of cookies. Thankfully, I have a no-bake alternative for those too.
See, I have a problem. That just goes to show how much I need a meal plan to keep me focused. I’m also thinking about trying Veestro to have “just in case” I need a quick and easy meal. If you have experience with them let me know!
We’ve had family in town two of the last three weeks so and haven’t been eating the healthiest meals. This week we are ready to get back on plan. This meal plan will focus on dinners because we’ve been living on the Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal Cups for easy breakfasts.
Weekly Meal Plan
If you are stuck and can’t figure out what to have for dinner, this plant-based meal plan should give you some ideas!