The protein column of your weekly meal planner
To recap, the first column, protein, is where you will enter your main protein component of each meal whether it is meat, poultry, cheese, eggs, milk or a vegetable source such as beans or some types of grains, such as quinoa.
You can either just write down chicken, for example, or you can enter the recipe name itself, such as Chicken Ratatouille.
Try to have some form of protein at each meal. This may just be the milk on your cereal for breakfast, or maybe the eggs in your morning omelette.
At lunchtime it could be the ham or cheese in your sandwich, or the baked beans on your toast.
For dinner you may be serving the traditional meat and two veg, or maybe a vegetarian recipe that uses cheese, eggs, milk or pulses (beans).