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Dinner time sorted

Using meal planning you can get you sorted in the kitchen. Good intentions It is still the beginning of the year, and good intentions and resolutions are still quite strong for most of us. As the year moves forward those intentions begin to wane due to the pressures of everyday life and we forget about […]

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Home shopping

Home shopping unlike you have ever known. My version of home shopping is actually going to save you money! You have created your meal plan, now it’s time to shop! What’s in the cupboard The first stop in your shopping is your kitchen cupboard! When you begin meal planning you follow a set of steps […]

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I Theme tonight

Theme ideas for meal plans are a great way for adventurous home cooks to expand their repertoire. love it or hate it Also for those who don’t enjoy cooking, it is a way to add ideas to your cooking. Over the years my themes have changed and some have become part of my meal plan […]

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The Template

The meal Plan template The template is where I start my meal planning. I have written a few articles on this previously, it is such an important aspect for my planning. The template is the guide you use to help you draw up well balanced weekly meal s. It helps you organise your thoughts and […]

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There’s nothing to eat!

Aren’t you tired of hearing, ‘there’s nothing to eat’? I know when I started meal planning it was something I heard all the time. Along with ‘there’s no food’ and ‘what’s for supper?’. Inventory I had just changed jobs from a 7-7 (6-8+) to office work where I had time to plan. I decided to […]

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10 things you need to know about being a working parent and meal planning

You are a working parent, every morning you go off to work and spend the time worrying about what to make for dinner. Should you stop and get something readymade or get take out? How late do you have to work, are there extra murals, do you have time to make a full meal? Let […]

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Fall in love with eating lunch at your desk

Here’s how to fall in love with eating lunch at your desk. In this day and age, taking your lunch in the park or going out to restaurants or getting take out is happening less and less. Why lunch at your desk is on trend This is for a few reasons, one is to do […]

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Lessons learned from falling off the meal planning wagon!

Lessons  learned from falling off the meal planning wagon! I fell off the meal planning wagon!  Over the last 2 months I haven’t been as diligent with meal planning as I should be and it is showing. Here are some of the lessons learned. Lesson 1 My bills have started to rise a little more, […]

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Children belong in the kitchen

Children belong in the kitchen?  ‘RealIy’?, I hear all the moms out there ask, as they imagine the mess and how much longer it will take to prepare dinner. What about the sharp knives and the vegetable peelers and the mess? I am one of those.  If it takes more than 30 minutes to prepare, […]

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4 steps to a balanced meal

There are 4 basic steps to any balanced meal, whether you are on a tight budget or not. How will knowing these 4 steps help you? You want to lose weight except all you know about dieting is that it is expensive. You don’t have time to go to the dietician or nutritionist. You are […]

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