Meal Planning 101

I know that many people aren’t nearly as excited about meal planning as I am (I can’t imagine why). If you are someone who breaks out in hives just thinking about sitting down and planning out food for an entire WEEK, then I have a treat for you! There are many different sites dedicated to meal plans, but most of them are costly (especially the ones geared towards healthy recipes).

I have a resource that changes weekly, is created by a team of registered dietitians, includes nutrition information and is filled with easy-to-follow, delicious receipes.  Sound too good to be true?  Think again! The healthybites menu suggestions are here to save the day.

healthybites menu suggestions from Hy-Vee

healthybites menu suggestions from Hy-Vee

These menus can be found online and change weekly. The great part is that they correspond with Hy-Vee’s weekly sales ads, so the ingredients in the recipes are on sale. They even go so far as to include a shopping list complete with everything you will need to complete your weekly meals. You can’t get much better than this.

I will often use these menus as a resource when planning my own weekly menus and have yet to  be disappointed in any of the recipes. This week’s menu includes recipes for Mustard-Glazed Salmon and Asian Vegetable-Beef Noodle Bowl. Next week (shh… it’s a secret until the new ad comes out) has a very delicous-sounding Chicken Pasta with HummusYogurt Sauce with only 5 ingredients (not counting the salt and pepper) that will be making its way to my table in the future. How simple is that?!


About thisRDeats

A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.
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