Meal planning is a helpful tool when trying to lose weight.
It can help you create a calorie deficit whilst meeting your nutrient needs.
It can also help you budget your shopping bills.
Meal planning can be that you prepare your food in advance by batch cooking, or by having the exact items you need for your different days recipes in your fridge, pantry or freezer.
However this is not for everyone.
Planning your pantry, fridge and freezer to accommodate your culinary whims as your meal choices change during the course of the day, is for some the same as meal planning.
How is your invention cookery when the pantry is full but the fridge and freezer are bare.
What different meals can you make with each of these individual items using your pantry...
Frozen mixed vegetables
We can create a calorie deficit meal full of nutrients whether we plan each and every meal, or plan our kitchen stocks.
We can also create calorie deficit meals full of nutrients whatever our budgets are.