Meals

4 Time-Saving Ways to Batch & Freeze Meals (+12 Favorite Recipes!)

*This post contains affiliate links, noted by an asterisk. You can learn more about these links and my privacy policy here.* Since I developed a habit of meal planning, then nailed down my system of rotating meals to save even more time– I’ve still been looking for ways to cut down time on the actual cooking itself. […] Read more…

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6 Resources to Organize Your Meals, Home & Life This Year

If you, like most, are looking to get organized & make some healthy changes in 2018 – I’m so excited to share my free resources for all things life, meals, and home. Here are my top picks to help you get on the right track easily, simply, and for the long haul 🙂   Simply […] Read more…

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10 Meals to Take to Others – When They Need It Most

*This post contains affiliate links, which may provide income to this tiny blog at no additional cost to you! You can read our full disclosure here.*   Whether it’s the best reason ever (like your friend having an adorable baby boy) or a rough season (like sickness or loss) – sometimes, you need to throw […] Read more…

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My Real Secret to Meal Planning: Only Do It Once

In the Make Your Own Meal Plan series, I offer a step-by-step guide of the process I learned when establishing my own meal planning system. There are a lot of factors to think about- but slowly but surely, it becomes a habit and pays off in big ways!   However… here’s my confession: I get […] Read more…

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My Favorite “Starter” Recipes

To support folks who are just building their recipe bank, I wanted to share some of the recipes that got me started cooking and feeling alright about meal planning 🙂 Once you have recipes you love- and you know you don’t have to spend 3 hours in the kitchen every night to make it happen- […] Read more…

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Part 7: Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

Hope you are well on your way to creating a meal planning system that works for you! I can’t even count how many times I’ve tweaked our meal plan. Sometimes I feel discouraged and frustrated, like I just can’t get it right. Other, more reasonable times, I know that systems change as seasons do, and […] Read more…

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Part 6: Help Yourself Later (Food Prep List)

Congratulations for making it this far! You’re almost done 😉   Food Prep List The final component of my meal planning printables is a section designated to food prep. When you are finalizing your grocery list, jot down tasks that would make your meals- and life- easier! For me, my food prep lists usually consists of […] Read more…

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Part 5: Get Ready for the Store (Groceries/Staples Checklist)

Once you’ve gotten your meal list together- it’s time to get ready for the store! (No worries, the hardest part is over 🙂 )   Fill in your Grocery List. Transfer the ingredients for each meal into the appropriate column. Also fill in any additional items or ingredients you’ll need for snacks, quick breakfasts, etc. […] Read more…

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Part 4: Consider Shelf Life

This tip is simple, but if you take time to do it when filling in your meal list, it will make your execution much easier. Take a few moments to consider and note meals that should be cooked first based on perishable ingredients. Some meals, like ones that include fresh mushrooms or tomatoes, need to […] Read more…

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