Solve the ‘What’s for dinner?’ challenge | Health Beat

Get to chopping those fresh veggies and making plans for those nights that get out of control. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

At the end of a long day, there are so many ways a hungry person can go wrong.

Maybe the fridge is empty or filled with wilted vegetables. Chopping something sounds exhausting. Or last-minute schedule changes make the drive-through irresistible.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Experts say that whether cooking for one, two or family, a little advance meal planning can ease the relentless pressure of life’s most enduring riddle: “What’s for dinner?”

With just a few tweaks to your shopping and cooking habits, it’s possible to create a meal plan flexible enough to withstand all kinds of workweek upheaval.

The secret is what behaviorists call “nudge thinking”—setting the kitchen up to make it easier to make the healthier choice than the unhealthy one.

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