Learn to Meal
Our Free "Meal Planning 101" eCourse
A funny thing happens at my house when friends
find my Meal Plan (it's hanging inside the pantry door) - they
react with a kind of weird shock and say "Oh, you do a meal plan each
week?!" Then they recover and say "I'd love to do that but I just
don't have time". The funny thing is,
I always wonder how they have the time to
not plan ahead.
Once I started
planning meals and snacks for my family, I felt a huge sense of relief.
There was no stress at meal and snack time because I knew exactly what
we were having, I knew it was healthy, and I knew I had all the
ingredients I needed – easy-peasy J
Now, I see that look
on your face... did you just roll your eyes?? Before you get
overwhelmed and think that planning your family's meals and snacks will
be akin to programming the Space Shuttle, I want to put your mind at
ease. What we're talking about is 30 minutes (maybe a bit longer when
you start out) once a week, sitting in a comfy chair, filling in the
blanks on a form we'll email you each Wednesday.
By planning your
family's meals and snacks ahead of time you'll be able to:
by only buying exactly what you need, reading fliers, planning for
leftovers and much more.
Save the time
that you normally spend wondering what to make and checking for
ingredients – you'll know what you're making and you'll know it's on
Plan to feed
your family healthfully.
When it's all written out on paper you'll get a visual aid to help you
ensure balanced diets - writing each meal out will lead your mind to
consider whether you have each food group represented for each meal.
and "fix" any eating issues (i.e. "gee, we really don't get 5-10
servings of fruits and veggies each day...").
and your family
to a calmer you:
no more last
minute shopping trips for an ingredient you "thought you had"
"what's for dinner" scrambles
no more guilt of
serving something unhealthy because it was easier/faster/handier
no more last
minute sandwiches (again) because you didn't have time to figure out
of yourself too by giving special thought to what YOU are
eating throughout the days. Plan not just what the kids will eat but
also what you will eat; what will you eat for breakfast, snacks and
lunch? Keep your health and/or weight goals in mind.
All that for a
By taking baby steps
each week – as outlined in each Wednesday's email - you'll become very
comfortable with Meal Planning. Then we'll start on weekly tips to get
you saving money with your Meal Plan, feeding your family more
healthfully and much more.
Signup for your Meal Planning 101 eCourse & Reminders here: