Drinking from the fire hose

Heard some feedback: OK, you’ve convinced us eating at home is important, but what should I make?…I know I should plan meals but I need help with that…Eating at home is more complicated than you think.

Well, I could certainly tell you to Google “meal planning”, but, I swear, that is like drinking from the fire hose.

Too much information. Too much bad information. Those internet searches make things more complicated than they have to be and then distracting. How many times do you search for a new red sauce recipe and end up shopping at Zappos? Or is that just me?

One very simple way to get started with meal planning is to sit down with the family (so you get some “buy in”). Make a 7 or 14 day template and then fill in the blanks GENERICALLY.

Some generic options that may suit you are: southwest cuisine, pasta, sandwich, breakfast for dinner, soup, pizza, slow cooker, Italian, stir fry, Mexican, burger, Korean, chicken, Mediterranean, salad. Any of those options and whatever else you can come up with can become healthy meals.

Using pasta as an example you can create a vegetarian option, a fish option, a noodle made out of zucchini option…so giving each dinner meal a basic category lets you clear that first hurdle easily. Leftovers make for an easy lunch and you’re set. No food rut for you, yet enough variety that you won’t be bored.

No need for complicated rigid meal plans; be creative to be well,






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