“What’s for dinner? Can I be honest about something for a minute? When my oldest kids were teenagers, they used to ask me this question as soon as they got home from school. Since they all got home at different times by the time the third kid asked the question my blood was boiling and I was turning into some sort of pre-dinner zombie mom that wanted to either a) rip their heads off, or b) run for the hills. I don’t know what it was about it, but that single question put the weight of the world on my shoulders and took me to a dark place.
If I haven’t lost you yet rest assured that is not longer the case. What changed me from a MOM-ster to a mostly functional human being? Meal Planning!
Plant-Based Meal Planning
Planning our meals totally took the pressure off. Go ahead and ask me, I can tell you what we are eating Monday through Friday, I dare you! You can be as structured as you need to be. I usually have a general idea what we are eating for breakfast and lunch but pick out 4-5 dinners for the week. I don’t always assign specific days but it may be helpful to you if you have a house full of kids and activities every night.
I’ll warn you, it does take some practice. Have you ever started a new activity and realized there is a learning curve? This may take you some time to “get it right” but rest assured it gets easier.
Simplify Plant-Based Eating
In 2020 we launched an exciting new service, Plant-Based Diet Meal Plans. This monthly membership equips you with weekly meal plans, recipes, and helpful information to simplify plant-based eating.
Plant-Based Diet Meal Plans only opens for enrollment a few times per year. If you are interested in learning more, get on the wait list.
Archived Plant-Based Meal Plans
You can browse my FREE Meal Plans for inspiration.
Scientific Meal Planner
If you are looking for a meal planner with a focus on Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen, check out Scientific Meal Planner!
This program has free and premium options. Once you are signed up, you’ll select the type of plan you need, then you’ll see a meal plan that meets or is close to meeting the Daily Dozen. Premium members have additional features. I’ve partnered with Scientific Meal Planner and have contributed delicious recipes.
If you are looking for a Daily Dozen focused meal planner, Scientific Meal Planner is worth checking out.