11/3/15

Meal planning - theme meals


Meal planning can be tough after a long, exhausting day of life.

The other day, I was talking to a friend/athlete about meal prep and they mentioned about how they plan their week with theme meals.

For anyone who loves to cook, a theme meal each day of the week may not be necessary but for those who are not so creative in the kitchen, theme meals can be extremely helpful for extra inspiration and motivation when it comes to cooking (especially when it comes to grocery shopping and meal prep). 

Consider having a theme for each dinner meal of the week.
Here are a few ideas:
-Sandwich/wrap
-Brinner (breakfast for dinner)
-Soup/stew/chili
-Comfort food
-Ethnic (Italian, Mexican, Asian, European)
-Quick and easy
-Semi-homemade
-Meatless/Vegetarian 
-New recipe

Any other ideas?

When it comes to deciding what to make for your theme meal, search blogs, recipes, websites, magazines, cook books or books for inspiration.

You can search by meal, theme, dietary preferences or even single ingredients like eggs, tofu, goat cheese or asparagus.

In today's society, you can't really use the excuse "I have no idea what to make for dinner?"

Inspiration and ideas are all around you - all you need to do is make the time and effort to get in your kitchen and start cooking.

What's for dinner tonight?