Meal planning my way back to my body


Happy Monday! Phase 2 (of likely many) for getting my body back is menu planning. Over the years, I’ve found that the only way I’ll eat a clean diet is to be super prepared. Which involves time – a scarce resource these days.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve started planning our dinners again. My partner-in-crime is an incredible cook, but it takes time and being prepared is critical to eating before 9pm.

Note to all experienced parents: I am fully aware that we’ll have to change our process again once our babe starts eating with us. Another example of the game completely changing once we finally feel that we’ve gotten into a rhythm. 

Meal planning has become a ritual. We plan everything out on the weekend and then Sunday morning we go to family Stroller Strides for a workout and head to the farmers market. Later that day, one of us will go to the grocery store to buy the remainder.

The lentil soup and quinoa patty recipes are from Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day cookbook. The rest are old favorites inspired by dinners out.

I also just made a new rule that we need permission to bring anything with sugar in the house. Wish us luck.

How do you do it? What are your go-to snacks? Please share any good recipes and tips.




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