As much time as meal planning can save you, there are always weeks that are too hectic to sit down and put together a meal plan. For most of us, we are juggling family, work, training and maybe if we are lucky, a social life.
I know I don’t have to eat something different every single night or even every week. If you are this way too, a rotating meal plan is perfect for you. Each time you have finished putting together a plan, save the plan, grocery list and a couple key points for that week. A few examples of this would be 1. Soccer practice each night. 2. Husband in town. 3. Tuesday night group ride. This will allow you to know how busy and time you had for future reference.
Now, if you are anything like me I know you are still going to want to try new recipes. So, I think a great way to keep a rotation of meal plans in place and the ability to try new recipes, is to leave one or two nights a week open. I’d just recommend doing it on the weekend because it sure would be a bummer to find out at 9pm on a Wednesday night that you don’t like seafood piccata.
The amount of plans you have in rotation is up to you and possibly for how long you have putting together meal plans. I keep 16 plans saved on my computer based on seasons and my training volume. Rotating your plans can help keep things simple and on track.