Meal Planning Series

Family Meal Planning Series (Part 5): 12 Tips for Getting Dinner on the Table Fast

February 25, 2010
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I’m wrapping up the family meal planning series with some expert tips. These are food and nutrition experts who spend a lot of (productive) time in the kitchen. The goal of this series was to help you overcome the “time” barrier to getting rewarding meals on the table, so I hope it succeeded. It’s all […]

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Family Meal Planning Series (Part 4): How to Spend Less Time Grocery Shopping

February 15, 2010
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In part 3 of this series we talked about planning a weeks’ worth of healthy meals to save time. But I think the most challenging part of the whole meal planning process is translating that plan into a readable grocery list — getting all the food you need and storing that food in an organized fashion. I […]

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Family Meal Planning Series (Part 3): 5 Secrets to the Perfect Weekly Meal Plan

February 5, 2010
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Okay, so far in this series we’ve covered meal planning barriers and how to collect easy & healthy family meals. But now we are getting to the most exciting part of the series – concocting your weekly meal plan. (I understand that my newfound passion for meal planning is a sign that I’m not nearly […]

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Family Meal Planning Series (Part 2): How to Uncover Easy & Healthy Meals

January 26, 2010
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There are plenty of online services that provide family meal plans, recipes and grocery lists. And while I think this can work for some people, I just find it odd being told what meals to make and what ingredients to use. I mean, beef stroganoff on Wednesday — really? I could devote this series to […]

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Family Meal Planning Series (Part 1): Top 5 Barriers to Making Meals Happen

January 18, 2010
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Nobody tells parents-to-be the commitment involved in feeding a family. Once my daughter started eating regular meals and snacks, I panicked because I realized I’d be doing this for the next 17 years. Three meals and two-to-three snacks, day in and day out. So each week I’d tell myself I “should” get to meal planning […]

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