In my work with 1-2-1 coaching clients and talking with the ladies doing the Super Conscious Living Programme and 12 weeks to Feeling Fab course (bigger and better versions to be relaunched soon!) one thing that almost always pops up is difficulty coming up with meal ideas. I’ve talked about the Sunday cook up and meal planning before and you can get a free meal planning template amongst a host of other freebies when you sign up for my email updates.
I am always working towards my mission of empowering, inspiring and motivating you towards being the most fabulous version of yourself, so I’ll be sharing regular lists of seasonal healthy meal ideas for subscribers to the email updates. I’m going to try and ensure that there’s a good mix of vegan, vegetarian, grain free ideas to suit everyone as well as detailing how recipes I link to can be altered to suit different lifestyles and needs.
Another way I’ve been sharing meal idea inspiration is via my #mealplanshare on a Sunday. I have been sharing my meal plan for the week on Instagram and Facebook for a while, but I thought it would be fun to encourage you lot to do so as well! This way we can all get great ideas from each other and inspire one another with different meals and recipes. Just post your meal plan on either social media using the #mealplanshare hash tag or on your blog and then share the post on social media using the #mealplanshare tag and feel free to tag me or leave your ideas as a comment under my Meal Plan Facebook post on Sunday afternoon.
So make sure you are signed up for my email updates to get the goodies in your inbox this Friday!
My question to you today is what meals have you been loving lately? Do you struggle to come up with meal ideas each week? Do you think this will be helpful for you?
I know that I am definitely eating better and on better form when I take the time to meal plan, even if it’s not down to each day, just to have an idea of 6/7 evening meals and breakfasts and lunches mon-fri. Not only do I find it saves me money, it saves me time overall and my body looks better for it!
I can make such a big difference can’t it. I agree it doesn’t even have to be for each day either, just having the ideas can be so helpful!
I think this is a great idea. I love the process of meal planning and shopping haha! Sometimes however I can be stuck for time and then the meal plan lacks variety from other weeks!
Me too! I’m glad as a few people have said how much they enjoy it as well :-)
I definitely find meal planning helps – we tend to eat similar lunches all week, but we plan the evening meals in advance which helps a lot! It saves money and time, and also helps to keep us on track and stop us reaching for the takeaway menu :)
I definitely think it helps with evening meals, as you say I think it helps to avoid that need for a quick option that might not be the healthiest!
Great idea Laura! I’ve been meal planning for about 4 years now! It’s made life SO much easier and I eat a lot better when I plan ahead. I’m with Lauren above in that I actually love the whole process.
One thing I want to do though is to create a list of easy meals I can make with limited ingredients for those days when I really don’t have the energy or inclination to cook from my meal plan. It happens!
It definitely does doesn’t it! That’s something I often do with the people I works with is ask them to come up with a list of things they can turn to when they get stuck from mostly store cupboard ingredients :-)
Greta idea! I love meal planning. Sometimes it doesn’t always go to plan – life happens! But it’s always good to plan for when you’re doing the shop so you don’t just buy loads of stuff and end up with a lot of waste. We have a few standard meals we tend to always have in the week but I like to try something new at least once a week and give a new recipe a try.
I think the best meal plans are flexible, I know that for me at the moment it’s more of a framework, but it still helps! I like the idea of trying something new once a week, it’s definitely good to have some regular faves on rotation too :-)
I’m looking forward to seeing the vegan recipes :) I can just about face some food after being so ill, but I seem to have aversions to a lot of what I was eating before I had my stomach virus: I could definitely do with some new ideas!
Hope you are on the mend Jess, and I will definitely be thinking of you with some of the meal ideas, I know I’ve been eating a lot of vegan meals recently so I feel quite inspired in that area!
I always plan to meal plan but it doesn’t happen! Lately i’ve been making an aubergine bake with crumbled foccaccia topping. That’s my favourite at the moment but i definitely need some inspiration.
That sounds lovely, actually some kind of bake sounds good so will have to get that on the list!
I love planning my meals out. I love food so much that I like knowing what meals to look forward to :)
Hehe, me too!