Meal planning is one KEY tool that I have depended on to help me stay on track with my healthy lifestyle. Since launching TRIM boot camp this summer I have become obsessed with using macro meal plans to help busy women lose weight and finally reach their healthy living goals while getting to enjoy real food meals. No measuring, no weighing and no counting just cooking delicious recipes that the whole family will love.
If you want to reach your health goals, stay on track with your healthy lifestyle or finally lose the weight, but don’t want dinner to be 4 oz chicken, 1/2 cup rice and 1 cup of broccoli, I feel ya! That’s exactly why I designed A Healthy Passion Macro Meal Planning tool. It gives you exactly what you need without feeling like you’re on a restrictive diet or meal plan.
To get started create your free account at ahealthypassion.com
Once you have your account set up, select your lifestyle preferences or lifestyle choices. These are your dietary preferences such as gluten free, pescetarian, vegetarian, etc. If you don’t have any specific dietary needs you can also choose “I Eat Everything”.
Next, select if you have any food allergies such as dairy, tree nuts, gluten, soy, shellfish, etc. That’s it!
Now that we have your account set up let’s dive in to what you need to be successful.
If you’re tracking macros here’s a step-by-step guide to enter your macros and net carbs: https://ahealthypassion.com/add-macros-net-carbs/}. If not, no worries!
If you are interested in learning more about racking macros and how to use A Healthy Passion to reach your weight loss goals hang tight, you’ll learn more in the next few days 🙂
It’s time to make a meal plan. You’ll want to start by first logging into your account where you’ll see a button that says “Make Me A Meal Plan”. Once you click that button your meal plan will be populated with 7 lunch and 7 dinner ideas for the week. You can replace or delete recipes as needed. If you want more info on the recipe such as cooking time / tools & pantry items required as well as nutrition and to view the recipe just click on the recipe title.
When making your meal plan ask yourself a few questions:
#1 What does my week look like? How many nights will I be cooking?
#2 Can I prep a few recipes to have for lunches and how many will I need?
#3 Are there any ingredients I have that need to be used up?
** I personally typically prep 2-3 lunches (4-6 portions) for the week, dine out once, eat leftovers once and cook a big brunch on Sunday so I leave about 5 dinner recipes and 3 lunches on my meal plan.
Play around with this and find what works for your lifestyle! And always plan for less than you need so you’re not overwhelmed and end up wasting food. You can always increase how many meals you’re cooking per week once you find what works with your life.
Once your meal plan is looking good it’s time to click “Create Shopping List”, look through your pantry and add any pantry items you might need & then get shopping! **Each meal makes two portions so if you want to scale the recipe to feed a family or prep for leftovers be sure to pick up some extra ingredients! (You’ll be able to scale recipes on your shopping list here soon).
Happy Meal Planning