Meal planning should be one of the most important tasks to undertake. Whether you perform weekly or daily meal planning, it is something that can either be beneficial or detrimental to you and your loved ones in the long run. As such, meal planning must be regarded and approached with the delicate care.
There are several ways to approach meal planning. Some people prefer to do theirs daily and most do their weekly. For those who approach meal planning daily, they are often the ones who have time in the morning to wake up early and prepare food for themselves or the family. For those who do it weekly, they may just be too busy on the weekdays for meal preparation.
In this blog, we will focus on weekly meal planning tips that you can employ for yourself and your loved ones, especially to those who cannot prepare meals for themselves such as the elderly.
- Do your research.
Of course, before you start your weekly meal plans, you should know what recipes to use and what recipes are good and healthy for you and the family. Look up various food websites or scientific websites that may provide the nutrition facts necessary to your meal plans.
- Keep your recipes in one place.
Once you find these recipes, make sure that they are kept in one place and are accessible to you. This can be on a digital device or a small notebook that you can keep.
- Know what the people around you want to eat.
For people who are also responsible for other people, it is important for you to take note of food preferences of the friends and family around you. They may also have health conditions that disallow them from consuming certain food, or their food intake may be controlled. It’s always best to know.
- Take note of what you’ve prepared in a meal journal.
Once you’ve tried a recipe, you may want to give alterations or certain edits to it to make them healthier, especially if you are cooking for someone with a health condition. It is best to keep these notes in a journal, preferably a small one that you can carry around.
- Include leftovers in your plan.
Leftovers are unavoidable, and some leftovers just can’t be consumed because it is not always good to go overboard with the food you eat. So it is best to include leftovers in the plan by indicating what you can do with them. As much as possible, however, it is recommended to plan and cook only the amount needed.
We understand the value of meal planning and preparation at L’Elite Homemaker & Companion Services, Inc., a provider of Companionship and Homemaking in Bonita Springs, Florida. There is a need to watch over the food that your loved one consumes, especially with their different health conditions.
With the quality of the Home Care in Florida that we provide, our goal of promoting good health, lively disposition, and overall good well-being in the comfort of our clients’ residences is realized and ensured to give a lasting positive impact.
For inquiries and clarifications, feel free to call us at 239-444-3114 or visit our website at www.lelitehomemakercompanion.com.