When we fail to plan, we plan to fail. That oft-repeated piece of wisdom is as true in life as it is in how much thought we put into our diets.

When we plan ahead what it is we’ll eat throughout our day, the pros far outweigh the cons. Careful consideration means we aren’t overeating, we’re spending far less and that our breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be well rounded and nutritious.

Consider the following when it comes to preparing meals for your family:

  • Grocery lists are great! Knowing what you need before you arrive at the supermarket means less impulsive buying.
  • Stay seasonally minded. Try and buy what’s turning up most in your produce section. It’ll cost you far less.
  • Double your greens. When it comes to your plate, keep this in mind: cover half with veggies, a quarter with protein and another quarter with grains.
  • Variety is the true spice of life. Mix things up, and often. No menu needs to be set in stone. Always be trying something new!

In short: planning ahead serves us in so many more ways than one. Your kitchen can be filled with new adventures if you’ll allow for it. Enjoy the delicious journey!