Nerds Gotta Eat: Meal Planning

Today is the day, Fangirls. I’m currently on a train to New York Penn Station, where I will transfer to a train to Baltimore Penn Station, and become a permanent resident of the State of Maryland. I don’t like eating crabs (since I’m vegetarian), but I’m excited to taste what other fantastic foods the state has to offer. One of the things I have been looking forward to for months is meal planning.

Meal planning is when you start each week by preparing or at least planning out which meals you’re going to eat and make that week. It’s basically exactly what the name says. It’s an incredibly useful way to do your grocery shopping (particularly your listing), and a good way to make yourself stay on track with spending, diet, and eating out. It seems like a good thing from every angle!

Though I’m sure planning out our meals in advance won’t be quite as easy as it sounds, I’m excited for the challenge. My goal is to plan out dinners for the week on Sundays; we can do research and make sure we’ve got all the right things like fruits and veggies and everything to keep our diet balanced. After the meals are planned, we can raid our kitchen to see what ingredients we have, list out what we need, and go grocery shopping.

I love grocery shopping. I feel like that’s an incredibly dangerous statement, but I really do enjoy making food, and the best place to find new foods to try is the grocery store. Plus there are so many beautiful fruits and veggies, and unique types of things like fig jam and colorful pasta. It’s great! So we can grocery shop, then do everything but the cooking on our meals for the week. We can chop and prep in every way, and label and move on. It’s definitely something that will be easier once there are only 2 of us in the apartment, but I’m still excited to try.

I’m nervous, Fangirls. Not so much about new recipes, but about new places. I’m excited to share food with friends that I haven’t been able to cook for before (hello friends I love making waffles please visit for breakfast for dinner sometime), along with being able to take care of myself in every way. Thanks for your continued support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Emily Althea

Emily is a 20-something Fangirl in love with too many fandoms. You can find her on Twitter (@DoTheFangirl) and Instagram (@emilyfangirls).
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2 Responses to Nerds Gotta Eat: Meal Planning

  1. Sam Day says:

    WOOHOO! I love meal planning – but I inevitably go off script at least once a week when I get home and don’t even want to get up off the couch. I need to better plan for days like those. When all else fails, I typically make my fav green smoothie.

    I’m excited to introduce you to MOM’s Organic Market. It’s my fav place for bulk nuts, seeds, spices and A++++++ produce. The pantry stuff we use – gluten-free pasta, quinoa, oils & vinegars, etc. I order from Vitacost or we get at Target and that has worked out well. I used to hate making two trips for various items, but with the MOM’s opening in WM, they’ll be across the street from each other vs. 20 mins away from each other. 🙂

    I’ll have to have you over in the next few weeks so flip through my cookbooks. I have a bunch of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and healthy options!

    Welcome to Maryland, lovely!!!
    xoxoxo

    • Emily Althea says:

      Ohh heck yeah! I’m super excited to see this market; I’m making a shopping list now (I’m going to whip up a ton of pancakes and/or waffles to freeze and eat for breakfast when I’m not feeling like making food. We can talk about meal planning tonight too! I’m so excited that we can hang out whenever now!

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