Meal Planning for beginners

Planning meals out for the week can be a great way to ensure successfully using all of your CSA box each week.  If you are new to the idea of meal planning, it can feel overwhelming, but with a little practice you can be ready for your whole week in an afternoon. We like to pick up our CSA box on Thursday and make our plan then.

Here is a great article that will take you through it from start to finish and offer some great meal planning hacks.  So even if you are a seasoned meal planner, you will get a few great ideas.

Check out: Meal Prep 101: The Beginner’s Guide from Super Foods Life

Here is the simplest tip that gives you the most bang for your buck.

The number one hack for meal prepping comes from Sinéad Fox of Bumbles of Rice: “Cook what you would cook normally, but more of it. Double, triple or, depending on the size of your family and your saucepans, quadruple it.” Proving that batch preparing meals doesn’t have to be complicated!

Making a plan can make a huge difference and it doesn’t take a ton of time.  Check out LotfotL’s Pinterest page for lots of vegetable specific recipes. You can do this and feel great about cooking your own meals from scratch each week.