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Simple Healthy Dinners Caregivers Can Rotate

Simple healthy dinners

“Mom, what’s for dinner?” may be the most annoying question of the day.

Dinner is something my fantasy self is really good at. In my head I cook yummy hot, healthy, homemade meals that are prepared with love and see my family enjoying every morsel around our family dinner table while recapping the events of the day.

Not so much a reality with a tired family coming home from different stresses of the day. Some are famished and in need to rush off to homework or the next thing.

My true self does the best she can with dinner with the energy and time allotted..and definitely solicits the help of her family in the process. My husband takes turns preparing meals and one kid sets the table and the other helps with cleanup.

Two weeks of healthy dinner options

Finding the perfect combination of recipes that 1) my entire family will eat, 2) are easy to prepare, and 3) help me reach my health goals is a struggle.

So when you find a meal that meets all three of these criteria, you repeat it.

Here are two weeks of meals that are part of our usual dinner fare. (more…)

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Healthy Meal Planning Basics

I like the benefits meal planning and preparation affords me all week long more than I dislike the two hours it takes to plan the meals, go to the store, and prepare everything up for the week.

Have you tried weekly meal planning and preparation yet?

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The kitchen is the health of the home

kitchen is the health of the home

I feel like my life is one big resolution so I don’t stress over making New Year’s resolutions anymore.  I’m a work in progress and constantly looking for ways to improve my health and my family’s lifestyle.  However, it is easier to tighten up some of my systems and focus more on my goals, especially the healthy ones, when the WHOLE WORLD is doing the same thing at the start of a new year. (more…)

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