Planning meals often helps someone achieve their healthy eating goals. Planning meals helps people eat more of the food groups like fruit and vegies, lean meat and grains. It saves time and money by directing grocery shopping. It is a help to avoid impulse purchases which are usually high energy and low in nutrition.
Here's the meal planning sheet I give to clients to help them achieve this. I hope it helps you too!
Smart Eating Week is here! This is a week run by Accredited Practising Dietitans. What does smart eating mean to you?
My first thought on eating smarter means eating more vegies. Vegies help us avoid diabetes, heart disease and cancer. And the best part is that most vegies don't contain calories, sugar or fat.
Vegies can be in form of cooked vegies with our main meal, salad in sandwiches, wraps or rolls or cut up into sticks for snacks. They can be added to soups and stews, in stir fries or in risotto. Side salads are always important with a pasta meal to reduce pasta and meat portions. Rarely do I find that my clients are eating enough vegies.
Here's my latest favourite way to include vegies at a barbeque- a roast veg salad. Delicious with that Persian feta!
Leanne is an experienced dietitian who is passionate about helping people eat well.