Healthy Eating Tip #1: Plan Your Meals

Can\'t get a to a grocery store on a weekly basis, stock up on canned and frozen items and large containers of dry items to reduce the number of trips to the grocery.

Plan your meals ahead of time
You can save money, time, and effort by developing a weekly menu and then shopping for the necessary items. By doing this, you will avoid last-minute decisions that often result in grabbing high calorie, processed foods when you are too tired and hungry to plan a healthier meal. Key things to help you do this:
make a list of the five food groups
– keep recipes in this binder
– experiment a bit with new seasonings, foods, and recipes
– make your diet colorful, include a variety of nutrient-packed foods from each food group