Weekly Meal Plan ~ 10/13/14

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Last week did not go according the plan at all!  I was out of a few key ingredients, and I snacked way too much. This week I have planned out my evening snacks to get it under control.  I also added points+ values to my meal plan to help me better visualize where I am spending my points.  I have to work late every night this week, so I am going for quick & easy …

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Meal Plan Step by Step

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As I sat down to create my meal plan today, I realized that I have a specific process that I follow each week. I thought it might be helpful to have a list of the basic steps that get me from a blank meal planning template to a complete meal plan!  I have also elaborated on each item below the list. Look at your calendar. Fill in dinners on the meal plan. Fill in breakfasts on …

Weekly Meal Plan ~ 10/06/14

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Here is my meal plan for this week!  You can download and print my meal plan here, or you can view my meals in a list format below. I am fortunate that my friend Laurie made all my lunches (and some breakfasts) this week.  We have been sharing meals for awhile, but now we are taking turns so we don’t have to cook as often.  It’s pretty great to have yummy food that I didn’t …

Weekly Meal Plan ~ 09/29/14

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Here is my meal plan for this week!  You can download and print my meal plan here, or you can view my meals in a list format below. This week my breakfasts and lunches are all things that are leftovers from last week or were already in my freezer.  It’s nice to have a week like this once in a while.  The whole point of making things ahead of time is that you don’t have …

Weekly Meal Plan ~ 09/22/14

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Here is my meal plan for this week!  You can download and print my meal plan here, or you can view my meals in a list format below. Things don’t always go according to plan.  Last week one of my lunches became a lean cuisine and one of my dinners ended up getting scrapped because we went out to eat instead.  I was dying to have my first Panera Autumn Squash soup of the season!!! …

Recipe Calculator

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Do you find it challenging to calculate nutrition stats when you are making a recipe with multiple servings?  It sounds simple in theory to just add up all the ingredients and divide by the number of servings, right? But what if you are using more than one serving of each ingredient?  And what if you want to change the number of servings?  And what if you want to add a little more or less of …

Weekly Meal Plan ~ 09/15/14

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You can download and print my meal plan calendar by clicking here, or you can view my meals in a list format below. Having a meal plan makes my weeknights SO much easier.  I can look at the plan to see what I need to pack for work the next day as well as what I might need to thaw out for dinner.  It also helps me plan my grocery list because I know that …

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Basic Meal Planning

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Having a meal plan is one of the best ways for me to stay on track with healthy eating.  Sometimes having a plan is the difference between making the smart choice or not.  Sometimes it is the difference between eating within my points budget or not.  Sometimes it is just a way to avoid stressing about dinner. Before I started planning our meals, every night after work was the same conversation with my husband: “What …