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Meal Planning

Healthy eating is part of a healthy lifestyle. Meal planning is a great way to help you develop healthy eating habits. Meal planning is about getting organized, planning meals ahead of time, making a grocery list, going shopping and cooking!

Planning meals using Canada’s Food Guide helps you:

  • get all the food and nutrients  you need;
  • eat a variety of foods throughout the day and the week;
  • save time and money because  you buy only what you need and don’t need to go to the grocery store  as often; and
  • reduce the last minute stress of deciding what’s for dinner.
Plan for three meals a day with one to three snacks. To make a well balanced meal, include at least one food from each of the four food groups of Canada’s Food Guide.

For tips, meal planning templates and checklists, please visit the following resources: 
Meal Planning

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Updated Nov 3, 2014