In just 30 minutes, Daphne Oz can plan a month's worth of healthy meals. Follow her template below with recipe suggestions and meal ideas that don't require slaving over the stove for the entire day. Advance meal planning can help you cut down on food waste, prevent excess food shopping, and help you find more free time in your busy schedule. Identify all of the activities and events you need to include in your plan and add as many of them as you can. Customize it to fit you and your family's needs and schedules. Prepare a master list of meals for reference and rotate meals based on seasonal availability and personal preferences. You'll save time and money when you know what you want to cook ahead of time and how many ingredients to buy. Once you have a rotation ready to go, you'll be less stressed and have the energy to take time for yourself.