Meal Planning

These days everyone is busy. Who wants to think about what is for dinner at 6 pm? Often time take out, frozen meal or dining out becomes the dinner plan. I have decided to add a new feature to my website. Each month I will provide meal ideas with recipes and a shopping list. They can be printed right from the site. Here are a few things that I use when planning meals:

  1. Cook extra meat so that you can use it for another meal. This could be a quick skillet meal or a stir fry.
  2. Make a big pot of chili or soup to freeze the extra portion for another meal.
  3. As you make a crock pot meal put those same ingredients in a Ziploc bag to freeze.
  4. Take a few minutes to pre-­‐prep for the next day.

With a little planning, meals can get on the table in a flash!

September Meal Planning

Download or Print your shopping list and recipes:

Shopping list


  • Lemon
  • Onion
  • Kale
  • Winter squash (cut up)
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Red cabbage
  • Red onion


  • Olive oil
  • Mrs. Dash
  • Vinegar


  • 100 calorie packets of guacamole


  • Low sodium broth
  • Whole grain wraps
  • Brown rice


  • Boneless chicken breast
  • Pork tenderloin (or cutlets)