As we head into the New Year, we tend to feel the resolve to do better – to eat healthier, to spend more time with family, to get organized, and to seize the bull by the horns! Though it may seem like an afterthought, organizing your meals can help you achieve a lot of these goals.
When you think about the amount of time it takes to scan the latest food magazines and cookbooks, peruse Pinterest, decide what you plan to cook for the week, make a corresponding grocery list, go to the grocery store, prepare the meals, and maybe go back to the store for a few forgotten ingredients, you can be looking at SEVERAL hours wasted before you’ve taken the first bite.
Many times we even get home from the store and then realize we still have nothing to cook for dinner because we didn’t have the time to plan out the menu. It can truly be a nightmare just getting dinner on the table, let alone the other meals and snacks.
If this all sounds familiar to you, perhaps the first step in your New Year’s resolution should be to start meal planning. Whether you use a program like eMeals to do it all for you from the meal plan to the shopping list, or you dedicate a few hours at the beginning of the week to do it yourself, meal planning will ultimately save you time, money, and stress in 2013.
The average eMeals user saves four-five hours each week and over $1,000 every year, not to mention they enjoy a little more sanity. Cheers to the New Year and a more sane you!