Want a less stressful, more fulfilling life? Let’s start with the low hanging fruit….What we all need: More time, less decisions, and nutrient dense food served at home.  I promise that it really will make you feel better.

Meal Planning for dinner: Just use the outline plan below. Try it for 1 week and see how it goes. Feel free to repeat (exactly) the second week for an even more efficient preparation.

Questions to complete:

A) What makes it easy: A partner in crime (friend /partner to shop and prep food) or a few hours alone?__________________

B) Two new foods/recipes to try (check-out my newsletters for some ideas): _________________________________,  ___________________________

C) Three dinners that you have made before: _____________________________,  _____________________________,  ___________________________________

D) One crockpot dinner: ________________________________

E) One easy dinner (leftovers, snacker dinner, breakfast dinner, going out): _________________________________

  1. Steps:
  2. Decide if you are doing it alone or with another.
  3. Plan the food for one week. Use questions B-E above
  4. Make a grocery list based on question 2, be specific. Add normal breakfast and lunch items.  I keep my list in the notes on my phone so I’m ready whenever I’m at the right store.
  5. IF you are doing it with a partner, plan the time. If not, move to #5
  6. Shop.  You are basically done here! Congratulations!!! Celebrate!!!  Now you are not planning mid week and you are not running to the store for an ingredient
  7. Prep food if you have time —grab a family member or partner to join for all or part of the fun here. This is a great way to remind kids of how we fuel our bodies. And if they help make it, they usually want to eat it.

Steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 can all be done independently of each other. Just make a bit of time for each step and go one step at a time.

Let me know how this goes for you!

Step by step for health!