(Last Updated On: May 25, 2021)

In this episode of Healthy Family Project podcast, we talk to Produce for Kids blog contributor and author of MealPlanningMagic.com, Brenda Thompson. Brenda shares tips and ideas about meal planning and how it is not only a healthy way of living but can help save time and money.

Brenda Thompson is a busy mom and wife, foodie, self-taught meal planner and freelance writer currently residing in Houston, Texas. Her motivation to become more organized in the kitchen was realized after the birth of her first child. Now, mom to one preteen and one teenager, life seems to move non-stop but that doesn’t mean she has to sacrifice healthy meals for her family.

Through her blog, Meal Planning Magic, she shares tips to make mealtimes healthier but also how to save time and money as well as eat well without sacrificing her pocketbook. She also loves to spend time in the kitchen with her family.

That not only means spending quality time together, but it’s also a great way for her children to learn about new foods and learn new skills. Brenda believes there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to meal planning and offers up-to-date ideas to others to help make meal-prep more enjoyable.

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