By Heywood Langley on August 23 2019 03:55:06
Not only will planning these meals ahead of time save time making decisions when you are busiest, but it will also save you preparation time when you need it most. You will be able to look at your plan for a meal and make your grocery list so you know you will have everything you need during preparation. You will also be able to see which parts of the meal you can make ahead of time. Some appetizers can be made weeks ahead of the day and stored in the freezer so you only need to thaw or reheat them before serving. Other items can be made the day before and in fact some dishes are better after being allowed to marinate overnight.
If you can take the time now to start planning your holiday eating, you will be less stressed; you will be ready with healthy meal ideas for your busy days; you will have time to plan for more healthy activity in your schedule, and you may not have to worry as much about losing extra pounds after the holiday is over. So, begin now to make some healthy meal plans for each of the holidays you want to celebrate.
Contrast is also another important aspect of meal planning. Food texture and appearance of foods must be considered. Textures of food include smoothness, crispness and fluffiness. You should avoid using excessive amount of the same kind of foods in just one meal. Make your dish striking by using different shapes and sizes of ingredients. Color also makes the meals and foods appealing to the eyes. When your dish has only one color, you tend to have less desire to eat it; but if the food has various colors in it, your mind thinks that it is delicious even if you have not tasted it yet. Vegetables and fruits add the natural colors you need in your meals.
There are certain foods that you know are not that healthy enough, but you should not consider these foods are wholly prohibited. You may still include them in your meals, but what is important is you consume them moderately. Remember that you may plan the healthiest meal of all, yet if your attitude in eating will not be healthy, then your efforts may all be for nothing. Eat your planned meals with the family and enjoy them together. Always eat breakfast to jumpstart the metabolism.
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