This episode of the Healthy Family Project podcast is all about how to create no-stress meal plans. We sat down with our registered dietitian, Sally Kuzemchak, to hear all about her new meal planner and get tips on how busy families can take small steps to plan hassle-free meals. Sally breaks down how to make meal planning sustainable when time feels so limited and how to get the kids on board.

How To Create A No Stress Dinner Plan

In the midst of kids, homework and after-school activities, life can get really busy and finding time to meal prep and stick to a perfect meal plan can seem daunting. We’re excited to welcome back Sally Kuzemchak, our amazing registered dietitian to get all the details on her new meal planner.

How To Create A No Stress Meal Plan

As a mom of two boys, Sally understands the struggles of fellow parents and wanted to create a resource that would allow families to plan dinner with no stress or guilt. Her meal planner emphasizes the fact that we all get busy, things don’t always go as planned, and it’s important to have staple “detour meals” to turn to when life happens. She reminds us that cereal for dinner is acceptable. Because sometimes that’s all we can handle, right parents?!

How To Create A No Stress Meal Plan Podcast

I know that I struggle with being consistent with meal planning. One week I am great and I seem to have it all figured out, then the next week the kids are asking about dinner and I don’t think I even had lunch yet. Those weeks happen! That’s life! That’s 100% normal, and thankfully Sally understands that. And that’s why we love this podcast episode and hope that you will too 🙂

How To Create A No Stress Dinner Plan Podcast

Sally shared tons of tips on how to ease into meal planning and how to get the kids on board with your weekly menu.

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What We Cover:

Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See timestamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through to get all the great tips and tricks!

  • 3:01 What inspired the No Stress Dinner Plan?
  • 3:54 What does the dinner plan include?
  • 7:08 First thing to consider when planning out stress-free dinners
  • 14:50 How to get kids on board with the dinner plan?
  • 17:16 How to make time for meal planning when you have a busy schedule?
  • 18:50 Detour dinners
Meal Planning Tips Podcast

About Our Guest, Sally Kuzemchak

Sally is a registered dietitian, author, and mom of two boys. She blogs at, a “no-judgement zone” for feeding families. She is the author of two books, The 101 Healthiest Foods For Kids, a guidebook to the best whole foods for kids, and Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide, a cookbook for busy families.

An award-winning reporter and writer, Sally serves as a Contributing Editor for Parents magazine and a blogger for WebMD. Her writing has been published in magazines including Prevention, Health, Family Circle, Eating Well, Fitness, and Shape. 

Sally received her master’s degree in dietetics from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus, OH with her family.

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