Rachel Page

How to save time, money and be healthy

April 28, 2022

It's easy to feel short on time and money when thinking about eating healthily. But one thing can help to save time and money, make it easier to eat healthily AND avoid food waste: Meal planning.

Meal planning can help to reduce food waste and therefore save money by just buying the items needed and not get tempted by the ‘buy one get one free’ offers that can often be wasted or other offers for things that don’t get eaten.  Also making sure the right ingredients are in the fridge or cupboard stops having to make multiple, time-consuming, trips to the shops to pick up bits and bobs. 

Meal planning is also important to help keep on track with healthy eating.  The temptation of a takeaway or grabbing an unhealthy snack is significantly reduced if there is already something tasty waiting in the fridge!

Use this process to reduce food waste, eat healthier and save both money and time

  1.  Make a list of your meals for the week, including lunches, breakfasts and healthy snacks. Base your meals on vegetables, oily fish, beans, nuts and wholegrains 
  2.  Check your fridge and cupboards for what you have already that can be used whilst still in date
  3. Make a shopping list of the ingredients you need (and remember to take it with you!)

Planning is one of the keys to managing weight as well as the prevention of chronic health conditions like type 2 diabetes. But you don’t have to do it alone. I can help you to plan your meals and lifestyle to get your health back on track with personalised nutrition and lifestyle guidance. 

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