- Theoretically, this lets me shop farmers markets and order organic meat in advance so I don't have to forage for it every week.
- Realistically, it's a guideline, so that when I'm short of ideas I can just sub in a few recipes if I feel like it, grab my standard grocery list for that week and go.
- Ensures that you vary your flavors over the course of the month. It's easy to get into a rut of roasted meat and buttered veggies on GAPS. This makes sure I'm mixing up the flavours by eating thai, korean, middle eastern etc. Laced with broth if possible. :)
When you're cooking for one:
- The usual trade off here would be the convenience of planning ahead versus the battle over foods that family members like or dislike. I just have to come up with 30 recipes that look good to me.
- I only have to come up with 30 recipes. Lunch is always last night's leftovers. I don't have to plan for four people's lunch bag the next day.
- A typical package or bunch or unit size for produce is often too much for one person, e.g. bunch of spinach, pack of mushrooms. If I'm using something like that, I can plan two meals (which is actually four meals) for that week containing that ingredient.
- It lets me plan to eat according to my menstrual cycle. I generally eat lightly at some points and more heavily at others.