Episode 22: Meal Planning for Busy Families

In Episode 22 of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Jessica Levinson, registered dietitian and author of the 52 Week Meal Planner Workbook about how to ease into meal planning for busy families. We discuss how to make it a regular part of your life. Jessica shares her favorite freezer staples, double duty meals, and ways to reduce food waste for busy families.

Jessica is a mother of two and author of the 52-Week Meal Planner. Jessica’s passion lies in the kitchen, where she develops nutritious and delicious recipes to feed her family and inspire others to do the same.

On her blog, she shares easy recipes, meal planning tips, and school lunchbox ideas. Also, Jessica lends her expertise to popular websites and magazines like Prevention, Fitness, SELF, SHAPE, Everyday Health, and Women’s Health.

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Meal Planning for Busy Families

Here at Family Healthy Project, we understand how busy life can be and how hectic our schedules can get. Especially if we have children. And we know how important it is to still have your families eating healthier nutritious meals and snacks, too. So make sure to browse around the website for easy snacks, lunchbox ideas, and dinners to help you get healthier options on the table.

Healthy Bites!

Today, we’re snacking on some delicious items from our Mission From Nutrition sponsors, Crispy Green and Eat Smart. Crispy Green Crispy Snacks are made with 100% real fruit, allergy-friendly, and available in 7 flavors. Perfect to take on the go and give to your kiddos as a healthy snack.

We also tried Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad. This tasty salad kit is an easy side dish or can be jazzed up with extra veggies and protein for a filling and nutritious meal.

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Listen to Episode 22: Meal Planning for Busy Families

Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 1:09 Meet Jessica
  • 2:57 Advice for families looking to start meal planning
  • 5:12 Meal planning while reducing food waste
  • 7:22 Freezer and pantry staples
  • 10:46 Healthy Bites Break with Mission For Nutrition Partners
  • 13:40 How to avoid recipe burnout
  • 19:03 Double duty meals

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