Meal Planning Made Easy

Planning meals ahead can help you stick to healthy eating and save money.

MAP OUT YOUR MEALS

Outline meals for the week ahead. Sit down and think about the week ahead. Do you and your family have plans or special events? Think about what foods you have on hand and wouldn’t have to buy.

FIND BALANCE

If you have veggies, dairy, and protein at one meal, include fruit and grains in the next to cover all 5 food groups. For simple help, visit MyPlate.gov

MAKE A GROCERY LIST

Start by listing ingredients for meals you plan to make. Cross off items you already have on hand. Healthy food choices don’t have to cost a lot. Find saving in your area with the Shop Simple with MyPlate app. Follow the QR code to download.

COOK ONCE, EAT TWICE

Prepare enough of a dish to eat multiple times during the week. Making leftovers part of your plan can save money and time.

Find lots of recipes here at EatSMartIdahoInTheKitchen.com, and also visit www.myplate.gov/myplate-kitchen.

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