Menu and Meal Planning

Create a weekly meal plan.

Want to save money and time spent cooking?  Plan your meals and menus.

First, create a weekly meal plan. Then design a healthy menu for each meal on your plan.

This tip gives ideas for how to:

Also Check out Food Hero recipes - every recipe has a "Make it a Meal Section" in the text box under the recipe photo where you can get ideas!.

Eat better.

Planning your menus each week pays off in many ways:

  • Reduce stress: After a busy day, it’s great to know your kitchen is stocked with the ingredients you need to make a quick, healthy dinner.
  • Save money: Cut down on last-minute trips for fast food or takeout.
  • Waste less: Planning helps you buy the right ingredients — and use them up.
  • Save time: Planning menus saves you from rushing around as much before each meal. You can also chop things ahead of time, plan for leftovers and pack lunches.
  • Eat better: You’re more likely to use healthy ingredients if you have a plan.
  • Enjoy family time: Making and eating meals at home lets you spend more time with family. You can also teach kids how to help cook.
  • More options: You can plan ahead to try new recipes and ingredients.
Last updated: 09/29/15

2 Comments for "Menu and Meal Planning"

".......every recipe has a "Make it a Meal Section" in the text box under the recipe photo where you can get ideas!. - See more at: https://foodhero.org/tips/menu-and-meal-planning"

 

I'm not seeing the "make it a meal" section on the FH recipes anymore.  What happened?

We took that section down for now.  It seemed that the suggestions were a little too specific and suggested that there were limited ways to incorporate the recipe into a meal.  We are working on ideas to help plan meals that would be more useful.

The Food Hero Team

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