Meal Plan with Intention
Meal Plan with Intention, and If All Else Fails, Get Creative!
– Annie Justmann, RDN/LDN
You’ve probably heard me talk about the importance of meal planning to your overall health and daily productivity on our Facebook page. Each week I’ve provided tips and tricks to help you stay on track and successfully plan your meals. You don’t have to eat plain chicken, brown rice, and veggies all week long to be healthy – Be more intentional with your planning.
Imagine yourself grocery shopping with no list in hand. You aimlessly wander the isles, adding miscellaneous items to your cart – “Oh! That looks like a cool new product! Don’t know what I’ll do with it, but I’ll figure something out!” You go home, throw everything in the fridge, and the next day you head to the kitchen. That’s when you realize you’ve purchased such a wonderful variety, but have no idea what you’re going to make!
This kind of thing can happen to anyone – It actually happened to me last week! Yes, even a dietitian can fall prey to a busy schedule and lack of planning. And rather than beat myself up, I decided to get creative and use the ingredients I already had at home. The end result was a new take on a classic recipe – the chicken salad. Not only is this recipe absolutely delicious, it’s high in protein (from the chicken and greek yogurt), provides probiotics from the yogurt and fiber from the apple, grapes and celery. Give it a try and let me know what your thoughts are!