Nutritionally speaking, the biggest struggle I hear from people is knowing what to make for meals. They desperately want to eat more veggies, fruit, lean protein and healthy fats but somewhere between this resolve and meal times, it all goes sideways.

My number one all time top tip is to make yourself a menu plan. In our home, I use this calendar to keep us on track. This website has all kinds of great printables that will help you get organized in a visually appealing way.

If I can get meal times sorted, then everything else seems to fall into place a little easier. I’m not left struggling to figure out what to make on my way home from the office. When I go to the grocery store, my cart is filled with the things that I already have a plan for. This means less food waste and more money kept in my pocket. I only plan for 5 main meals a week. This leaves room for spontaneity and leftover usage.

My current favourite recipe book is Yum & Yummer by Greta Podleski. It is honestly a fool proof book. There are even short videos to go along with each recipe and most ingredients are readily available.

I was also recently introduced to a website called Recipe Tin Eats – I’ve only dabbled, but so far I like what I see.There is lots of variety and the website is visually appealing.

My wish for you is to be able to simplify life to help you achieve your goals. Often we are our own biggest distractions from getting to where we want to be. I promise, if you commit to making a monthly supper time meal plan, you will eat healthier with more variety and deliciousness than you can imagine.

Do this now…even if it just means finishing out the rest of the week with supper time ideas. We all know what happens when we put things off until later! And, don’t forget – the secret ingredient to cooking is always love!