Plan Ahead Eating

Planning meals and snacks ahead of time helps you stick to your goals, save money and reduce stress by putting you in control of day-to-day life. 

  1. Look at your calendar. Think about the week ahead and plan your meals and snacks around your work obligations, social schedule and other commitments. 
  2. Check your pantry/freezer. Doing this helps avoid buying ingredients you already have. 
  3. Choose recipes. Select recipes with at least two similar ingredients. Aim for fish at least twice a week. Plan vegetable and whole grain side dishes based on entrees. 
  4. Make a grocery list. Being organized and having a list maximizes your time at the store and your budget.