For the month of April, I will be blogging every day (minus every Sunday but the 1st) about Interstitial Cystitis for The A to Z Blogging Challenge. Each day I will talk about a subject dealing with IC and my life living with it.
Today is M and I'm talking about Meal Planning.
One of the things that drove me to make this blog was the trouble I had finding IC friendly recipes while researching how to meal plan on an IC diet. Everything I found had trigger ingredients, and often I had to discard the entire recipe.
Meal planning has been useful for my IC because being on such a restricted diet (seriously, it's easier to tell you want I can eat instead of what I can't) means the foods I can eat are limited. You can only eat the same thing so many times before you get bored (unless it's grill cheese. I can eat those all the time ^_~)
Plus, I've discovered I often have to skip the cheaper option. (Two dollar tuna anyone?) Meal planning helps me budget and keeps what I eat fresh and exciting. If you want to learn about how I made an IC friendly meal plan (or any food restriction meal plan. Just plug in your food restrictions and plan around them), check out my post How to make an IC friendly meal plan.
I do have to say, the best part of meal planning is the fact it opens up my free time. I plot out two weeks worth of meals, and then I don't waste anymore time wondering, What do I make for dinner tonight? I already know and that leaves more time to binge watch GT Live on Youtube.
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