Meal Planning : Part Four, The Final Touches

July 24, 2015

This post is the last of the meal planning series to introduce you to my method of staying sane while eating healthy in medical school. Check out parts one, two, and three!

The final touches to my meal planning process aren't quite as exciting, so this post will be a little shorter. I took all of my recipe cards and laminated them so I could use them in the kitchen without worrying about spilling food on them. Then I hole punched them, added a binder ring, and created four separate weekly menus.

One week of recipes all ready to go! 
Four weeks of meal planning... bam! 
And there you have it folks... one month of meals, all planned out, and ready to go for medical school. Insanely organized? Yes. Time and money saving? I hope so.

I'm really happy with how it has been working for me already. Since I created the recipe cards with all the prep work written on the right side, it's even easier for me to throw meals together.

Step One: Quickly print out shopping list from Pepperplate.
Step Two: Shop.
Step Three: Chop and prep for the week.
Step Four: Throw things together!

I'm optimistic about how this system will work for Michael and I during medical school. Time will be my most valuable resource and I'm not willing to waste much time on food... but I certainly don't want to eat out or eat unhealthy too often.

I'll keep you all posted on how it's going!!

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