You’ve heard it countless of times before: healthy eating can support your health and bring you one step closer to your own definition of recovery. But the irony is: right when you need it the most, is when it’s hardest to eat a nourishing and balanced diet.
Because when you’re exhausted, in pain or simply too faint to stand behind the stove, it’s challenging if not impossible to cook a healthy dinner every night. And that doesn’t even include making breakfast and lunch, doing grocery shopping with limited mobility and remembering all the ingredients you need to buy in the first place with brain fog.
But there’s one things that’s helped to stick to a pretty healthy eating pattern throughout my good and bad years: meal planning.
I know, to some people, meal planning sounds like a lot of work, too structured for their lifestyle and most of all, boring. How do you know what you’ll be in the mood for eating tomorrow night?
Feel that way? Hear me out why meal planing is such a helpful tool when you’re living with chronic illness and how you can effortlessly put a healthy dinner on the table every day too.