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.
one is doing meal planning when one answers the daily question of ‘aaj khane mein kya banana hai / what should I cook today/What is there for breakfast / lunch / dinner? etc’!