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Week 13 GetReal Get Healthy Challenge: Meal Planning

We are back (hello 2013!), with three months of GetHealthy challenges left! To kick off the second half, we are challenging you to start meal planning. Planning meals is one of the best things you can do to ensure you stick to a healthy diet. It’s also a great way to get organized in the New Year!

If your meals and snacks are planned in advance, it will help you:

–        Eat out less

–        Make healthier choices

–        Prevent unstructured snacking

–        Promote balanced meals

–        Feel less stressed on busy days…because you have a plan!

–        Add variety to your meals

–        Try new recipes

–        Save money (and who doesn’t want to save money, especially this time of year!)

It’s like keeping a food diary, but instead of being retroactive and recording the not-so-good stuff you already ate that you no longer have control over, you’re taking a PROACTIVE approach to ensure you actually stick to your goals. Makes sense, right?

And guess what – once you’ve made 4 weeks of meal plans, just rotate!  Now THAT was easy.

To get started use these menu planning forms, or if you don’t feel creative enough to make up your own – get your personalized menu (with recipes!) from EatRight Ontario


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Here is your Do it! Post it! for the week:

Do it! Plan a full day’s worth of meals AND snacks for at least 4 days this week.

Post it! Tell us how it went, if you found it helpful and what your go to meals are.

– A & M

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5 thoughts on “Week 13 GetReal Get Healthy Challenge: Meal Planning

  1. I am trying to do this and cooked a chicken so I have enough for 5 meals. I also have enough green beans and potatoes. Is it alright to have this for 5 meals in a row?

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  3. I am excited about this, I have been thinking about doing this( and I never go through with it) this time I will make it happen, the other advantage is also if you know ahead of time what’s for supper, it’s easier for family members to share/take turns in meal preparation.

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