The secret to losing weight lies is a meal plan and a vegan diet. A meal plan involves prepping of ingredients and deciding what to eat every day, once a week.
To most people, meal planning can feel like an uphill task because of all the preparation required. However, it’s straightforward and fun once you get started.
We are providing you with steps on how to go about it. A meal plan can be broken down into three steps which are: choosing recipes, shopping for the ingredients, and lastly, meal preps.
Choosing recipes for your meal plan is the most important step in the process. Think carefully through your recipe choices. In fact, this critical step sets the fate of the whole meal plan.
Think of your meal plan three days before you start preparing for the other stages of a meal plan. Here are a few steps to guide you through the process.
- Decide how many meals you need and what they require to prepare. For example, will you prepare dinner every night or maybe just three nights? Will you make enough to carry to work for the next day’s lunch?
- Getting the recipes. There are a lot of websites that offer recipes for all kinds of foods. Remember, we are trying to stick to a vegan diet. Some recommended sites are Pinterest and Google search. You can also buy bestselling vegan diet cookbooks.
- Choose recipes that have common ingredients. This will help you save money for an effective meal plan.
- Prepare the foods you want to eat. How taxing it is to be stuck with foods you don’t want to prepare, leave alone eat. Choose recipes of vegan diets you enjoy to avoid wasting food.
Shopping For Ingredients
Make an ingredient list and grocery list. This ensures you don’t buy things you already have. Go through each recipe, write the ingredients you will need, and then write the ingredients you don’t already have in your grocery list. Rewriting your grocery list helps you organize yourself to shop easily.
By rewriting, you group the ingredients in different categories depending on the departments they are in the grocery store.
This will help you shop faster and more easily. A good tip is starting by the meat section and ending your shopping in the frozen items section. And remember to carry your eco-friendly reusable bags during your shopping list.
Sunday is the perfect day for meal prepping, yes? You have chosen your recipes, go shopping for your ingredients, and you are at the last step. It is now time to turn your plan to dinner.
Prepping will help you beat the fatigue of cooking throughout the week. One way to go about it is to set aside an hour to batch cook and chop the groceries.
However, the process will entirely depend on the recipes set out for the week. Other processes include dicing up herbs, washing vegetables, and storing them in readiness for the coming week.
You can even cook some foods that take longer to cook, such as meats, and store them to save up cooking time during the week.