New year, new food resolution. As much as we aspire to undo all that holiday budget damage by eating out less in January, selecting the prime meal-plan for our particular habits and schedules can be a lost cause. Ultimately we find ourselves jumping to extremes (like,
I will cook every, single day for a month) and winding up in over our culinary heads — resorting to takeout pizza by week two. But not this year!
This year we decided to get a little more astrological with our aspirations by matching food resolutions with our corresponding horoscopes. Scroll ahead to streamline your January meal-planning success with a comprehensive list that's curated for your zodiac sign. It's time to start thinking of 2018 as a new year, new food adventure.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
Month-Long Meal Plan
It's all about commitment for Capricorns, so jump in feet first with a month-long game plan for pre-prepped and packed lunches. Lining up your menu for the month in advance is no fast and easy feat, but it will help keep you focused and on track. Need inspiration for designing your hyper-organized meal calendar?
Check out our month's worth of recipes and planning tips
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
An Aquarius can turn to writing for support in all areas this winter — so it only makes sense that a meal planner will serve as a serious aid in sustaining all those new year food resolutions. Whether you're opting for a journal, diary, or guide to keep you on track,
scooping up and sticking with a planner
will help clear your mind and center you throughout this chilly season.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Pisces are centered on creating positive energy instead of simply checking boxes — so opting into a meal swap situation with roommates or friends will surely fit the bill. You'll not only save major money and time, but you'll also generate some major feel good, teamwork vibes.
Follow our plan
for divvying up the kitchen work and creating a swapping success.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Aries has a fiery career focus — so finding time to grab lunch during the busy days ahead might be a no-go. Instead, opt for a no-cook route where you can easily assemble grab-and-go the night before or morning of a hectic workday.
Check out our cold-weather, no-cook meal guide
to get started.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Weekend's-Only Dining Out Rule
January is a month of value for Taurus — and good food is on the top of that appreciation list. So instead of adding eating out to this month's "Off-Limits" list, try
cutting back a bit
and saving your restaurant trips and takeout orders for weekend only.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Sunday Meal Prep
Focus, focus, focus is the key to a successful Gemini January — so make your
Sunday meal prep game strong
. Getting groceries, cooking, and pre-packing taken care of ahead of each week this month will put you in line for streamlined concentration on any obstacles that may arise.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Pack Every Other Day
Setting a comfortable goal is much more important to Cancer during this cold month than trying too hard to overachieve — so start small with an every other day l
goal. Leave yourself off-days to order in or out when your schedule is too busy to shop, cook, and prep.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Repurpose Restaurant Leftovers
Leo is all about indulging in social pleasures — so when dining out and ordering in are still very much on the menu, try saving those leftovers for a
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
Make Your Morning Coffee
Virgo is ready to put in effort where results are clear and guaranteed — and coffee just so happens to be a clear and steep weekly expense.
Opting to make your morning brew at home
for the month will ensure a profitable (and trackable) resolution return.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
One Comfort Dish, Five Ways
Libras feel inspired with can-do, creative attitudes — so a bit of recipe repurposing is your meal-prep magic.
Make a big batch of your favorite comfort food dish
during the next lazy Sunday, and then get creative throughout that week with ingredient additions and hacks to make the most out of it.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
Scorpios are built for a challenge — so take a major risk and commit a month of no takeout. Tough? Yes. Impossible? No.
See how we managed
and get geared up to cook-in and save major bucks!
Sign: Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) Meal-Plan: Make A Desk Pantry An energized and excited Sagittarius, might want to be mindful of over-spending on indulgences. So keep your budget at bay while crafting your very own desk pantry. How? By stocking up on sauces and seasonings, breads, and other shelf-stables snacks for easy and affordable in-office meal and snack assembly.