One tough part about healthy eating is having to cook…especially just for yourself. After a long day at work, you might find it tempting to meet your girlfriends for a quick dinner out or pick up takeout on your way home. When cooking alone, it seems underwhelming to spend time cooking a delicious meal with no one to share it with. However, eating out every day is undeniably unhealthy and expensive.

You might also lack imagination when it comes to the kitchen and end up cooking the same pasta or throwing together a simple salad that you’ve had many times before. That’s why it’s so important to plan out your meals. Meal planning is crucial when it comes to eating healthy, and it also makes cooking at home a little bit easier! At the start of each week, I plan out most of my meals for each day, then hit the store with an ingredients list. What’s even better? Many dinners can be revamped as a delicious lunch for the next day.

If you’re having a hard time getting into a healthy cooking routine, here is a three-day, Individual Meal Planning Guide to inspire you!

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