Benefits of Food Planning
Food planning is the key to healthy eating.
- Helps with weight wellness.
- Helps manage the budget
- Makes shopping easier
- Eat a wider variety of healthy meals because you’ll be in the habit of planning and checking out new recipes and controlling the ingredients.
- Save time and petrol by not making extra trips to the store on the fly for dinner.
- Less food waste
- Less stress
- Saves time
- Adds variety
- Helps you manage your health
- Improves family relationships
Additionally, when families share daily meals together:
- Children and teens are less likely to develop addictive habits such as drugs, alcohol, or smoking.
- Children feel heard and important and therefore have a greater sense of self-confidence and are less likely to give into negative peer pressure.
- Children do better academically because dinnertime is a great opportunity to teach communication skills. Lots of chatter at the dinner table and adult conversation gives kids an edge with their verbal communication skills.
- Children learn proper table manners. Waiting until everyone is served, no chewing with your mouth open, elbows off the table, etc. are all important manners to learn at a young age.
- Parents are able to save their precious sanity by spending more quality time with their loved ones, and less wasted time figuring out dinner.