How to Remember Lunch for a Stay at Home/ Work at Home Mom
One of the top resolutions on everyone’s list for the new year involves some kind of diet change. I find it near impossible to eat a healthy lunch every day. When I am trying to juggle two kids, running the house and this blog, the midday meal just isn’t on my radar. Read on for a good plan to help you remember lunch as a stay at home mom.
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I’m sure you share the same resolution as me! Focus on eating a better lunch. So many times I eat kid left-overs or don’t eat at all until I’m starving. By that time I just eat quick and not healthy snacks. Lunch for a stay at home mom can be one of the most hectic times of the day.
Back before kids, I had to plan and pack my lunch every day. I need to get back to planning things and not just fly by the seat of my pants for lunch. If I don’t try something different, nothing will change, right?
I already meal plan for our weekly family dinners. We have home cooking nearly every night and I have to plan to make sure we have all the ingredients we need. Time to take the extra 5-10 minutes to do this for lunch as well! The beginning of meal prep and being ready to eat a healthy timely lunch every day comes with meal planning. Meal planning is the most important way to remember that daily lunch for stay at home moms.
The New Game Plan!
Here is my meal planning print out I am going to fill in and post on the fridge so I can’t forget. There is a section to write three meals for each day of the week, followed by the grocery list. I always hand write a list for groceries. If I forget the list, it is still fresh in my head more than any other way to record it. Even if you shop online you still will need to have the meals planned and record the things that are needed for the meals.
Example Meal Plan
I included the printable here and my filled out sample. Maybe seeing how my mind records the plan will help. Also, if you are reading this I’m sure you surf Pinterest. That is where I get almost all my recipes from. There are millions of great ideas and as you know super easy to search exactly what you are in the mood for. Here are some links to a few I am trying out in this weeks meal plan.
I hope you like my meal planner. I will check back in with a later post on how well it keeps me on track. If you like what you see here please think about subscribing. If you do so from this blog I will include a bonus habit tracker in my welcome email! You can personalize it with any habits you may like to add. Post it at your desk, on the fridge or in a planner/journal. I love keeping track of my daily to-dos. Eating a healthy lunch is going to be included on my version this month for sure!
Please let me know ways that you have kept up with eating when you are at home with little kids! It’s so hard when the only reminder to eat is a growling stomach.
I am a mom of two sweet kiddos. One boy who is 6 and one girl who is 3. Before kids, I was a Kindergarten teacher. My purpose here is to build a positive place for Moms (or any parent for that matter) to learn, share and support each other in our life quest for Happiness!