Set Yourself Up for Success
Start by planning your meals for the week. Trust me on this one, it makes a world of difference!
Taking 30 minutes to sit down and plan before you go to the supermarket will save you far more throughout the week, and will help you avoid the dreaded ‘what’s for dinner?’ question that rears its head around 4pm every day.
Not only that, but it will make sure you have exactly what you need, allow you to plan for both new and favourite family meal ideas, and help prevent against waste when unused food needs to be discarded. You can download our free weekly meal planner here to help you get started.
Eat the Rainbow
Make it interesting – both to cook and to eat. Aim to mix up some different coloured fruit and vegetables during the day.
Each colour provides us with different benefits – for example, blue and purple foods (e.g. red cabbage, blueberries, blackberries, beetroot) are high in anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant. Meanwhile, orange and yellow fruit and vegetables (e.g. carrots, pumpkin, squash, sweet potato) are high in carotenoids, which convert to vitamin A.
Make a List
…and bring it with you. Once you have made your meal plan, make a list of ingredients you need and take it with you when you go to the supermarket.
Set aside an hour to meal prep for the coming days. Chop fruit and vegetables and store in the fridge so they are ready to grab for lunchboxes, salads or dinner. Believe me, having your vegetables chopped and ready to go is a game-changer when it comes to dinner time!