Meal Planning Made Simple Class Page


Family Dinner

Course overview:

Give you a battle plan as to how to simplify and execute meal planning so you aren’t scratching your head and scrambling during the “witching hour”

Provide tips and tricks to create healthy meals with the least amount of effort and minimal time spent in the kitchen

Course PowerPoint slides: Meal Planning Made Simple

Class resources can be found below the video.


Healthy Cooking Overview

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)– I have a CSA through Angelic Organics. I love it!  Here’s a link to find other CSA’s in the Chicago area.

Vary cooking styles – here’s a cheat sheet as to how to do it with veggies.

Condiments & spices – I love Penzeys Spices and Savory Spice Shop for different spice blends to mix things up!

angelic organics     penzey    Savory Spice Shop Logo


Menu Planning Hacks: At Home

These are a few of my favorite gadgets in the kitchen! (affiliate links)

Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline
Cuisinart DLC-2011CHB Prep 11 Plus 11-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless
Vitamix 5200 Series Blender, Black
Dansk Dr. Weil The Healthy Kitchen Rice Cooker
Hamilton Beach 33969A Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart

Once a Month Cooking – I love the website Once a Month Meals for tips and tricks as to how to do this.

Recipe Planning Websites

Once a Month Meals: lots of dietary needs options, also has the “once a month cook” option

Fresh 20: several dietary options, along with kosher, meals for one, and lunch

Platejoy: cool questionnaire which allows you to tailors to lots of dietary needs and preferences, has kid-friendly option

Plan to Eat: uses your own recipes

                  once a month meals     fresh20     platejoy     plan to eat


Menu Planning Hacks: Outside Help

Freezer Cooking

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Dinner By Design Kitchen

                                         dream dinners     dinnerbydesign

Pre-Prepped Food

Blue Apron

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Hello Fresh

Healthy Takeout

My Fit Foods

blue apron     meez     plated     hellofresh     myfitfoods


Menu Planning Tools

Pantry Staples – list of items to keep a well stocked kitchen where you can whip together a dinner on the spot with these items on hand!

Master List of Meals Template – fill this out with your family favorites to make your meal planning session easier.

Google Calendar – I use this to print out a blank calendar to fill in the week’s meals. Or, print out your actual calendar as it will also have the week’s activities on it!

Stupid Simple Dinner – dinner doesn’t need to be complicated! Take the easy way out to meal planning.

Happy cooking!


Thanks for joining me for the Meal Planning Made Simple Class!  I hope you got some useful tricks, tips, and tools out of this class.  And if you struggle with what a healthy meal should look like and would love to create the best diet for YOU, please check out my Nutrition Basics: the “YOU” / Real Food Diet class!

Knowledge is one thing, but the implementation what you’ve learned is another…

Please reach out to me to schedule your free 30 minute consultation to discuss how to get you started with implementing my meal planning tools.

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