Indian Spiced Salmon with Minty Yoghurt RECIPE HERE.
[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] I[/dropcap] never thought I’d be saying (or rather writing) this. But sometimes it’s nice to be told what to do.
When my friend Caroline was first encouraging me to create a done-for-you meal planning service, my biggest hesitation at the time was I thought I’d ‘never’ use it myself. I thought I’d hate someone else telling me what to cook and eat.
But fast forward almost 4 years and here I am. Using my own meal plans, pretty much every week.
Lucky I have a policy to ‘never say never’.
So today I’m super excited to share some of the discoveries I’ve had.
3 Surprising Discoveries from Using my Meal Plans
1. It can be lovely not to ‘think’ about dinner.
As much as I love cooking and thinking about what to eat, on those busy work days when I’m tired and hungry it’s wonderful to be able to walk in the kitchen, check my plan and then just start cooking what it says.
2. Simple recipes are the best!
I remember seeing a weekly meal plan in a cooking magazine and thinking ‘what a great idea’, until I looked at the shopping list. Sooo many ingredients, sooo overwhelming.
Cooking my simple 5-ingredient recipes for weeknight dinners has been a huge reminder of how good simple food is.
Plus my meal plans have manageable shopping lists. Some weeks I only need to pickup a handful of ingredients, so few I could almost shop just from memory (if only said memory wasn’t so rusty!).
3. You can plan AND be flexible
It’s not an either / or situation. So now I use the weekly meal plan shopping list as a base. Then as the week progresses, I adapt and change as needed. It’s wonderful to be rediscovering old faves — or giving them a new twist.
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