Day 3 - Plan 3 Meals to Cook this Week


"Fail to plan - plan to fail" is an old adage that rings true when it comes to our health. If being healthy were easy - everyone would be doing it. It's not something that works on autopilot. We must plan ahead.

The goal for this week is to plan to cook 3 meals at home this week. Keep them simple - choosing a protein/meat, a vegetable, a fruit, unprocessed grain, and maybe a salad. Examples of meals that are balanced without too much effort include:

Meal Idea #1

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Roasted Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

Wheatberries with chopped parsley dressed with vinaigrette

Grapefruit or Orange Wedges

Meal Idea #2

Roasted Pork Loin with applesauce

Sautéed Cabbage with caraway seeds

Baked Sweet Potato rounds with cinnamon

Meal Idea #3

Pesto Whitefish or Shrimp

Roasted Asparagus with mustard sauce

Warm Quinoa, Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Make a few extra servings and you've got lunch handled for the next day as well!

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To make this planning day even easier, choose a fresh-food delivery box (like HelloFresh, Blue Apron, Home Chef, Sunbasket, or Marley and Spoon) that contains all the food and flavor items you need to cook a meal, in addition to a killer recipe. You can skip the grocery store and recipe-lookup completely!

Even if you actually only prepare one or two of these planned meals - that's a huge win that you should give yourself a huge pat on the back for achieving. Let yourself take those baby steps toward health.

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