This is not true at all! Meal Planning enables us to consciously incorporate variety in our meals. The change could come from cooking the same ingredient using a different recipe or introducing a new ingredient into the menu or even by switching our usual combinations of dishes!
So it is goodbye to buying more for the “just in case” scenario and running the risk of it going waste! Knowing what is going to get cooked also allows you to plan for the required prep like soaking, chopping, kneading, grinding etc., in advance. This way you will end up saving on time and effort and be more efficient when it is time to cook.
“Meal Planning may be helpful for people (working/students) in the age group below 40 years. Above 40 to my knowledge most of us have figured out a system for this.”
Having a Meal Plan is always an advantage but should not hold you back from enjoying otherwise.
Every family has some favorite meals – those which when served elicit a positive response from all and very few murmurs of discontent come forth!
Abundant with flavors of various cuisines and sub cuisines all of which contained the principle of providing for/ensuring a balanced meal for everyone.
Reducing sugar/salt/oil intake/ having salads and soups/ choosing roasted over fried foods etc does not count as having a balanced and nutritious meal.
Before you start planning your meals for the coming days, check with the family members what food they are craving for and would like to be included in the meal plan in the coming days.
We wake up in the morning and start thinking of what to cook for breakfast up to lunch, maybe.
In a family, each member has a different choice or preference and that has to be factored in when one is planning the daily menus.