Boy, are we all in for a treat. One Drop coach Rachel Head, CDE, has put together a meal plan for us that is undeniably delicious and extra gentle on the blood sugars.
These recipes will excite your taste buds, fill your belly, and keep blood sugars where they belong. Does that sound like the ultimate meal plan to you? I thought so.
Now, before we jump in to Rachel's top picks for a week of wonderful eats, let's learn a little bit about what meal planning is.
What Is Meal Planning?
Meal planning is taking the time to plan nutritious meals and snacks for a specified time period. According to Mayo Clinic, meal planning can help you lose weight and stick to a healthier diet.
Your meal plan can last a week or more -- it simply depends on how far in advance you're willing to plan. (Personally, I like doing it weekly, since I go grocery shopping every Saturday morning and generally have a little time to plan on weekends.)
How Do You Meal plan?
It's easy as 1-2-3!
Follow these 3 simple steps to set you up for meal planning success (courtesy of TheKitchn - kindred spirits who also like to meal plan on weekends!):
Plan on Friday: Look at the week ahead, assess your schedule and the nights you plan to cook at home, and then decide on the recipes you want to make.
Shop on Saturday: After you have a chance to scan your recipes, check the pantry and make a grocery list. Then head to the grocery store to shop for your meal plan.
Prep on Sunday: A Sunday prep session in the kitchen (even just 30 minutes), helps put your meal plan into action and makes weeknight cooking feel a little easier.
Ready to get started? Check out the guide below!