Setting Yourself Up for Success
Jennifer Adler M.S., C.N.
Tip # 2
What’s for dinner?
Do you know what you are having for dinner tonight? Fewer than 30 percent of Americans know by 4 p.m. Yet planning ahead doesn’t take that long and it can relieve stress during a busy work week. Here’s one example of how it can work. Sunday morning, sit down with paper, pen and your favorite cookbook or cooking magazine. Think about what’s in your pantry, what your family likes to eat, look at how many nights you will be able to cook dinner and how many require a different solution. Then plan out the week’s worth of menus. At the same time, write out your grocery list. Post the list of menus on the refrigerator or bulletin board and then the inevitable what’s for dinner question is solved. Keep your grocery and recipe list on the computer. That way, you can rotate weekly menus every month or two. This means that once you have eight weeks of menus, you’re set for the rest of the year!
Stay tuned for upcoming blogs for tips 3-5!