Trying not to get distracted by the thought of an all-purple diet, let's return to meal-planning, something practical and wise and we all wish we could be a little better at. Whole Foods says, "People aren’t just asking themselves what they’d like to eat, but also how meals can stretch their dollar, reduce food waste, save time and be healthier."
After years of trial and error, we figured out that if we want to eat well, we need to plan ahead and do the bulk of our cooking over the weekend.
Real people, Amanda and Merrill, with a plan
So to get you on your way to mindful meal-planning, we've compiled some resources for you (we're sorry we can't send you a book). Below is a video that explains how the plans in A New Way to Dinner work, and the kind of food you'll expect to make (say hello to overnight roast pork). Then scroll on for more tips and tricks; there's also plenty more where they came from here.
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Wishing you a year of happier, easier, more varied meals!
Here are some recipes, meals, and ideas to get you started:
Tell us: What gets in your way of successful meal planning?
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).