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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

Open thread: Do you plan your lunches or dinners the week before?

Or is everything done on the fly?

THERE’S A LOT to be said for being so organised that you know what you’re having for lunch and dinner any day of the week.

A lot.

Sadly, most of us probably don’t fall into that particular camp.

But it’s so worth it.

There is plenty of information out there about meal-prepping, and how amazing it is – some of which we’ve covered before here, but most of it is directed toward people who are on a healthy-eating/clean-eating kick.

But what about incorporating these ideas into the average, everyday lifestyle – is it possible?

Of course it is.

As usual, all it takes is a little thought and preparation…

Bad fridge – aka EVERYONE’S fridge

It’s actually not as hard as you think it is to be a bit more prepared for the week. From what we’ve seen, everyone who does it goes food-shopping at the weekend and spends an hour or two cleaning, chopping, roasting and baking on the Sunday in order to load up their fridge with all sorts of tasty treats ready to pull out and devour whenever the mood hits them.

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Keeping your fridge organised means you’re less likely to waste money by throwing food out that’s gone off because you didn’t know was there, or buying too much of the same thing, or not knowing what you can cobble together on any given evening, so throwing your hands up in the air and ordering a takeaway.

Planning your meals for the week means you know that you’ll have all the ingredients on hand for any given meal so you won’t be scrambling around when you’re just in from work – because nobody wants that.

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Good fridge aka #fridgegoals

Now this is a level of organisation that far exceeds anything we’ve ever come across – ingredients for each meal are bundled together ready to pull out of the fridge and cook on a particular night.

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We’re not saying this is the way forward, but it’s certainly something to aspire to.

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So tell us – do you plan your lunches or dinners the week before? And how does your fridge compare? Let us know in the comments below.

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