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

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