You might keep a meal plan on a calendar, with a notepad beside it to fill in food items when ingredients run low.
Or try out a meal planning and grocery list app. Food on the Table is a popular (and free) web and smartphone app that finds in-store sales at your grocery store, generates meal plans based on your preferences and creates a printable shopping list.
More Smart Eating TipsSmart Eating is a series of nutrition tips to help you transform your eating habits. A new tip will be added on weekdays throughout the month of October.
- Eat 3 Meals Every Day
- Focus on Balance, Variety and Proportion
- Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables
- Choose Whole Wheat Grains Instead of Refined Grains
- Switch to Fat-free or Low-fat (1%) Milk
- Opt for Lean Meats
- Eat Seafood at Least Twice a Week
- Eat Beans, Peas or Soy Products as a Main Dish
- Get Your Protein from Nuts
- Cut Down on Processed Foods
- Choose Dark Chocolate, Nuts or Trail Mix for Dessert
- Reduce Your Calories When Dining Out
- To Save Time in the Kitchen, Make Meals in Advance
Learn more about healthy eating on October 26, 2012 at WomenCare First Annual Day of Health: Be Strong, Be Happy, Be Healthy. Registered Dietitian Ann Marie Smokowski will present “Anti-Inflammatory Eating: The Mediterranean Lifestyle.” Click here for details.