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The restaurant meal plan

Meal planning doesn’t only have to be meals made at home. If you are in the type of working environment that requires you to eat out, then put restaurant food on your meal plan. Dinner Theme Meal Planning How does this work? If for instance you use a meal planning template, this could help you decide […]

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Planning 3 meals a day

Planning for 3 meals a day is important when you are trying to follow a healthier eating plan. Starting off well Breakfast is purported to be the most important meal of the day as it helps to kick start your metabolism after a 6-8 hour fast (sleep). One aspect of meal planning is that you […]

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Dinner Theme Meal Planning

One of the tricks that has got me through meal planners block, is theme nights. I don’t mean elaborate themes, I just mean creating a template for yourself that will make meal planning, in all aspects, a little less stressful. What is a theme? A theme is whatever idea you want it to be. Some […]

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Meal planning and a sorted life

How does meal planning fit in with get sorted? New habits We’re getting sorted is all about clearing out the junk however, one of the most important ways to prevent the clutter from returning is to develop new habits. This week we look at meal planning, this topic is one of my favourites. I have […]

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Why a meal plan is important when you diet

The diet plan A 7 day meal plan is included in practically every diet known to woman kind and a few men. Dieticians draw one up for you, Weighless® and Weight Watchers® have full books of weekly meal plans. Then there is The Real Meal Revolution, the Atkins diet, the Hollywood diet and about 100 […]

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Supper Time

I have written about this before, but I feel it is an important part of meal planning, as this is the meal most people are likely to plan for. Up until 15 months ago, we had no template and my domestic worker made a variation of a pasta dish almost every night for dinner. The […]

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Medicine cupboards

Medications are a necessary part of life when living with kids.  Especially essential is having a good first aid kit and the right medications are important. Plasters of all sizes are a must but make sure they are not in reach of toddlers and young children otherwise you will be going through boxes by the […]

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A template for school

One of my life saving tools for planning my menus is my template. I always mention this when I talk about drawing up your menu plan. To me this is the first step; it has helped me in numerous ways as I do meal plans for four families, all with different likes and dislikes, allergies […]

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So What’s your excuse?

So what’s your excuse? Mine is I don’t have time, which is probably not true, but that, along with ‘I can’t afford a gym contract’ are just that, excuses! I follow a group on Facebook that is all about health, fitness and support.  Their Facebook credo, ‘Our goal is to inspire 100,000 South Africans to […]

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Was He the Father of the Low Carb diet?

The Atkins Diet has been around for ages, so I thought I should look into it. This is also a diet that requires high protein, high fat and very restricted carbs. Dr Atkins, a cardiologist, who introduced this eating program to his patients in 1972, was way ahead of his colleagues and today almost every […]

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