In a recent survey by the Soymates editors, a large portion (84%) of respondents said they cook meals at home several nights per week- but over half of that same group reported that they rarely ever meal-plan.
We get it. Not everyone is a type-A organizer, and meal-planning can feel like it's yet another chore you have to do as an adult. HOWEVER: If you get in the habit, you'll not only stop struggling to figure out what to eat on a daily basis, but you can also save a lot of money by actually eating all of the food that you buy. And the best part? It's all guaranteed to be food that you like, because you're the one in charge!
There are tons of different meal-planning lists, apps, and tools out there. We like using these "What To Eat" and "All Out Of" planners from Knock Knock (not affiliate links), because you can update during the week as needed, rather than having to sit down and plan your entire grocery trip all at once. You can also design your own system if you're feeling creative.
Here's what our process usually looks like, along with some tips on how to make your meal-prepping easy and stress-free: