Does Meal Planning Work?

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Straight up, does meal planning work?  Yassssssss, everyone and their dog are meal planning for a reason!  Meal planning makes your week go by smoothly.  If you want to try it for free, subscribe and you can get a Free 5-Day Meal Prep Plan.

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What’s for dinner?

Once you experience no stress at meal time, there’s no turning back.  No cringing when you hear THAT question, “What’s for dinner?”  With meal planning, it’s like bammmm!  Here’s your dinner, here’s your dinner, here’s your dinner and here’s my dinner!  Dang, that was a little too easy!  Anyone need breakfast or lunch after because those are all done too!  Wahoo, I feel good!

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More Me Time

Now, what do I do with all this free time?  Should I hit the gym?  Maybe I’ll go soak in the jacuzzi.  I could cosy up with a good book.  The options are endless when you are no longer a slave to the kitchen.

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Reinvent the wheel?

I love cooking but 3 times every single day can make anyone nuts!  Some peeps like choosing recipes, writing a grocery list and figuring out the nutritional value of meals but hey…that’s my day job!  I think you already have one of those unless you want to join me at work…haha.

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A meal plan for every stage of your life

As nutritionists, we have already done the hard work and created beautiful, healthy meal plans for you at any stage of your life.   We have the free one above or the more specific ones below.

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Ready made Healthy Meal Plans

Our Meal Plans all include a grocery list, recipes, meal schedule and nutritional labels.  I could try the Vegan Meal Plan if I was thinking about becoming a vegan.  If I cannot for the life of me get into ketosis, I could try the Keto Meal Plan and see what I’ve been doing wrong.  I could try the 40-30-30 Weight Loss Plan if I want to lose weight the healthy way.  There’s a Meal Plan for you if you are pregnant or you’ve just had a baby.  We have you covered at every stage of your life.

 

 

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!!! Now, bite its head off!

Jk, jk…I thought you’d like that!  Unfortunately, the cute lil chia pet from the 80s is not edible.

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Your chia pet might not be edible but these chia babies sure are!

Amazingly, these little chia seeds are packed with punch… from healthy omegas to protein to fibre.

Chia Pudding Breakfast in a Snap

This breakfast is easy peasy to prep the night before.  I usually make 6 of these on Sunday and 6 more on Wednesday.  Breakfast for the week is taken care of.  No running around looking for kid’s socks or burning toast.  Just hand the kiddies a yummy pudding and they will devour it!  Be sure to use your mommy sense or daddy sense and transfer it into a unbreakable bowl.

Free Recipe:  peanut-butter-jam-overnight-oats

Peanut Butter & Jam Overnight Oats
6 ingredients · 8 hours · 4 servings

Ingredients
2/3 cup All Natural Peanut Butter (divided)
1/3 cup Maple Syrup (divided)
2 1/2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 cups Oats (quick)
2 tbsps Chia Seeds
4 cups Strawberries (finely chopped)

Directions

1. Add half of the peanut butter and half of the maple syrup to a mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in almond milk until combined.

2. Stir in the oats and chia seeds until combined. Cover and let sit for at least 3 hours or overnight.

3. To prepare the strawberries, add chopped strawberries to a bowl with remaining maple syrup. Stir to coat the strawberries in the syrup then cover and let rest in the fridge until oats are ready.

4. To serve, divide the peanut butter oats between two jars and top with equal amounts of the sweetened strawberries (and their juices) and remaining peanut butter. Enjoy!

Nutrition Label

Calories 570 Cholesterol 0mg
Fat 27g Sodium 115mg
Carbs 71g Vitamin A 330IU
Fiber 11g Vitamin C 89mg
Sugar 30g Calcium 410mg
Protein 17g Iron 4mg

Storage

Store covered in the fridge up to 4 days.

No Peanut Butter

Use almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter instead.