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any suggestions on how to plan for healthy meal for the week

how do you shop for a healthy meal plan for the week

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kpeters7

Asked by kpeters7 at 10:30 AM on Oct. 12, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Decide what you want to cook. Say, you want to roast chicken. Then you will need vegetables, salad vegetables, and maybe fruit to go with it. Have the chicken a couple days, just warmed, then maybe a chicken sandwich the next day. Pull one of the bags of leftover chicken that you had frozen out to thaw in the refrigerator and decide what you want to make- there are many chicken casseroles, or even pour barbecue sauce over it. You can make a casserole, etc, that will last a few days. By then you'll probably be tired of chicken, so time to cook the fish that you purchased and froze.So to answer your question before you shop you would decide what you want for meals and buy that and the vegetables, fruits, and salad vegetables that you want. Then you bring the groceries home and freeze any fresh meat (fish, etc) that won't be used in three days (unless it is packaged with a longer date on it.)

    I hope this helps.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 11:34 AM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • First you have to decide what you're cooking. Eating healthy is easier than people imagine. Just make sure you choose whole grains over processed, fresh foods over processed, and lean cuts of meat. For example, say you want to have chicken, fish, and pork this week. Choose the freshest meat available to you. It is healther not to eat the skin on chicken, but better if you cook it with it and then remove. Cheaper too. It is hard to find pork with any fat on it, so choose the lighter colored meat and you'll be good there. Fish is a little trickier because of mercury. Things like halibut, shark, ling cod, etc are safer than swordfish or tuna, but if you are careful you can have what you like from either category. Just have the tuna or swordfish infrequently.
    cont...
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 12:16 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • Choose vegetables that are in season for sides. Steamed frozen veggies are also good. Canned, not so much. Try to eat 2:1:1 ratio of vegetables, complex carbs, and protein. A little fat is necessary also, since so many nutrients are fat soluble (meaning, if you don't have any fat, your body won't be able to absorb them). It also levels out blood suar so you maintain a steady energy throughout the day. Take a plate, divide it (visually) in half, then divide one of those halves in half again. The larger side is vegetables. The two smaller are the carbs and the meat.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 12:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • I BUY ALOT OF TUNA AND FISH STICKS AND FILLETS ANT BAG OF CHICKEN BREASTS (FROZEN)....THEN I ADD ANY VEGGIES OR SALAD I WANT ADD GARLIC TOAST OUT OF A LOAF OF BREAD, BUTTER, SPRINKLE GARLIC SALT AND PUT (TOAST) IN THE OVEN AND WALLLA!! YOU HAVE MEALS FOR THE WHOLE WEEK MAYBE 2..GOOD LUCK
    rockingrobin

    Answer by rockingrobin at 12:48 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • Go to Food Network's website and search for recipes by Ellie Krieger. She is a nutritionist and a chef. I use her recipes for inspiration on a daily basis. Some of my favorites of hers are the Greek Stuffed Peppers, the Oven Fried Chicken, her Cowboy Steak, and the Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Salsa. In general home made, whole ingredients are best. Stay away from processed or prepared foods. Whole grains, no chemicals, no preservatives, organic if possible (I know this is expensive, but pick and choose what foods to buy organic), no enriched flours, those turn directly to sugar in your digestive system and are stored as fat.
    icook

    Answer by icook at 1:52 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

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