nutrition

FAMILY-FRIENDLY MEAL PLAN 

By: Laura Haddox, NDTR


Getting back into the swing of things when school picks back up is difficult; this year, it's a whole different challenge. We thought we would lend a hand by giving you a complete 7-day meal plan, complete with a printable shopping list for every ingredient you'll need to make each recipe. Below the blog post, you will find the printable meal plan, recipes, and grocery list. "Grocery List Tips" is a full grocery list that outlines the ingredients you will need to follow this meal plan. Before you head out to do your shopping, take some time to go through the list and check off any items you already have. This step will save you time and money! Please note that any recipe that indicates organic, organic or conventional works. 

 

Shopping Tips

The grocery list is broken down into categories based on how a typical grocery store is laid out. Having a plan will allow you to do your grocery shopping in an organized order starting with fruits, then vegetables, etc. Doing your shopping this way will save you time. The recipes that list Organic in the ingredients, it is perfectly acceptable to use conventional instead as both provide the necessary vitamins and minerals our bodies need. 

 

Recipe Tips

Every recipe states the total number of servings and the total prep time to know how many servings the recipe creates, and how long it will take you to make it. Before you start cooking, assemble all ingredients, and prep them according to the ingredients list. Unless otherwise indicated, you will be eating one serving of each meal. So if a recipe serves four, prepare it, divide it into four even portions, and enjoy one portion. To adjust the calories to fit your family's individual needs, you can reduce portion sizes overall or explore different substitutes. For example, substituting lean ground turkey for the ground beef in the bolognese would reduce the over fat and calories in the meal. 

 

Leftovers

You'll notice that some meals on the plan are shaded out. This means that the meal has been marked as a leftover. You've already prepared it, so you do not need to make it again. Cook once, eat multiple times. Leftovers are a great way to save you money and time in the kitchen!

 

 

 

STOCKING A HEALTHY KITCHEN

HEALTHY BANANA BREAD RECIPE

HEALTHY HABITS CALENDAR

COVID-19 AND FOOD SAFETY

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

KEEP ON TRACK WITH HEALTHY SNACKS

GREEK QUINOA SALAD

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