Some of the common meal planning myths and roadblocks many of us face while meal planning. In this blog, I am trying to break some Indian meal planning myths.
While you may have read on the internet that how meal planning can help you to change your life miraculously, it is not entirely true. But planning your meals effectively can still save a lot of time in the kitchen which you can use to read or pursue a hobby even on a weekday. Here are some of meal planning myths that need to be addressed to set the realistic expectations on the outcome of meal plans.
Some of the Meal Planning Myths
Meal planning is for working women
Meal planning can sure help working women to save time and cook healthy and tasty meals every day. But It is as good for everyone so that you can utilize your time every day for doing what you love, time for health and fitness, spend more time with family. Whatever your heart desires. Let’s have a look at some of the common meal planning myths.
One must have a meal planning journal to write all the meal plans
Absolutely not! While a meal planning journal is a great idea to plan your weekly or monthly plans. But a google doc, a whiteboard in the kitchen, a simple notebook or a piece of paper on your fridge work just fine too. As long as it is something which is within your reach so that you can see it.
Everything in the Meal Plan has to be home cooked
Well! One point that I strongly disagree. Life always does not go as planned so why meal planning has to be different. You can always have some takeouts, pizza or dine out when the urge strikes once in a while, and simply move that day’s meal plan to next day. Always leave a room for experimenting with the same ingredients, revision of the recipes on the days you are feeling inspired. For rest of the days, you can stick to what you have planned.
Meal Planning is a lot of work
No, it is not. It involves spending an hour or two for planning and prepping for the weekly meal plans on weekends but ultimately it frees up a lot of time during weekdays and saves your energy for other things.
So if you are still a beginner in meal planning and want to make it a habit, I suggest starting slow. Start with planning just for one meal per day or 2-3 meals for next week and gradually build it up till it becomes a habit.
Indian Meals Can not be Frozen
Not true! You can freeze Indian meals just like meals from any other cuisine. It is just that there are certain techniques you have to follow. I am going to share these tips and tricks for freezing Indian Meals in coming weeks so that these Indian meal plans become easy to follow.
Want to start with Planning Weekly Indian Meals for dinners you can check out few Weekly Indian Plans.
Other Meal Planning Resources that can help you
These were few common myths and roadblocks which stop many people to plan their meals in advance. If you too have any queries or any problem that you might be facing for Indian meal planning please do write to me in comments. Together we can work out the solution and plan our meals more effectively.