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Meal Planning Made Simple

4 Steps to Plan Meals and a Healthy Grocery List

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2/17/2015 10:02:02 AM

SOHLT4ME's SparkPage
The Fresh 20 (thefresh20.com). Five recipes, 20 ingredients, 20 minutes each - broken down with prep for the week done in advance, cooked ingredients used in more than one recipe. Shopping lists and nutrition info included. No processed ingredients (other than basics like canned beans, tomato sauce, etc.). Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free options. Not free, but definitely reasonable.

I've been using them for a couple of years, and they have simplified my life greatly.

Oh, and the recipes are pretty good too!
LEEGYRL
1/24/2015 8:50:23 AM

Our Recipes is a great (free) grocery list app that you can sync with other people who have that app. I have arranged the "categories* so that added items are in the order of the grocery store's aisles. Additionally, my husband and I have synced our apps, so either of can add needed items or delete purchase items and the changes appear on both phones. And, because it's on our phones, no forgotten lists!
10/14/2014 1:11:25 PM

PAINTEDMOMMY's SparkPage
5dinners1hour.com has made life so much easier.
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8/25/2014 3:59:33 AM

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6/26/2014 4:06:53 AM

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READYTOLOOSE5
5/14/2014 4:45:36 PM

I recently ordered a diabetic menu book to help make it easier. waiting for it to come in. however, in the mean time I will work independently. and enjoy and learn:)
SHARECARE
5/1/2014 12:59:04 AM

My wife and I just recently built mealdays.com to search recipes and create organized grocery lists. Hopefully others find it useful as well:)
CHERYLYNMAC
1/25/2014 4:16:18 PM

I like the idea for using ziplist.com to organize and find new recipes
1/20/2014 8:37:06 AM

AWESOMECHELZ's SparkPage
One new idea for me was keeping a couple of baskets in the pantry, in which to place items for recipes. That's great! I never thought of that. I keep baskets under my sinks with cleaning supplies so it is easy for me to just grab a basket and not keep running back for forgotten items. Having MS, I am always looking for ways to save energy. THANKS for this wonderful article!
DDB0416
1/5/2014 8:45:51 AM

I thought I was pretty efficient with meal planning, but I learned about some great time saving tools offered by Sparkpeople. Thanks!
LJDISSMAN
1/4/2014 9:23:51 PM

A great way to plan meals and save recipes is plantoeat.com. You can create a staples list so as you run out of regular items, you can add them to your list. I love using this website to help with meal planning and grocery shopping.
10/16/2013 9:03:29 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Grear article and ideas. Now just to do them.
4/30/2013 9:30:16 AM

GLORIAMAJDI's SparkPage
I am all about fast and easy meals - I use my slow cooker often and sometimes I freeze food for later meals. I plan my meals two weeks out and shop - I also have at least one back up meal planned for emergencies (such as when I don't have time to fix what we had planned or when I forget to take the chicken out of the freezer).
3/16/2013 6:23:51 PM

MILLIFRED's SparkPage
I was already doing some of this as I keep a running list on the fridge and collect recipes that look promising and plan my weeks meals accordingly. I need to work also on planning snacks - as a diabetic on insulin I can't just eat three times a day and need to concentrate on healthy snacks that also safisfy.
3/16/2013 6:21:31 PM

MILLIFRED's SparkPage
I was already doing some of this as I keep a running list on the fridge and collect recipes that look promising and plan my weeks meals accordingly. I need to work also on planning snacks - as a diabetic on insulin I can't just eat three times a day and need to concentrate on healthy snacks that also safisfy.

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