Week 1 Lesson:

Intro to Meal Planning 

MAMA RESET NOURISH

Time management. It’s a thing. 

We know life is crazy. It might seem like there’s no way to make MORE time for cooking. 

But wait. 🖐🏽 Who’s talking about MORE time? We just want you to shift WHEN you do your planning and cooking. 

Borrow time.

Instead of: 

👎 scrambling to find something for lunch or wasting money on crummy grocery store salads; 

👎 ordering in pizza because you didn’t have a plan for soccer night; 

👎 devoting 30-60 minutes each evening cooking from scratch instead of cuddling and relaxing… 

Just plan + prep. 👍 It’s that simple.

Multitasking munchables. 

Meal prep gets easier the more you do it. 

You might see those #mealprep influencers measuring portions with a ruler and generally shaping their lives around chicken breasts and broccoli.

 That’s not the kind of meal prep we’re talking about here.

 We want your meals to be shaped around your life, not the other way around.

 🌟 Pro Tip: Using something simple like a chicken breast or hard boiled egg  in different ways throughout the week will minimize the number of recipes you need to prep and keep cooking time quick each weekday.

👇🏾📝 Below, you’ll find a fully planned week of healthful meals based around a few awesome multi-tasking recipes. Bam!

Baby steps. 

First, grab your weekly Meal Plan to inspire you and print out this week’s resources. 🖨

Then… 

1️⃣ Use the Weekly Nourish + Reflect Planner to plan breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Include a pizza night or meal out where you like!

2️⃣ Scan your fridge + pantry to create the shopping list you need for your plan. Include toppings + fun condiments for variety! 

3️⃣ Decide which items you’ll prep in advance on Sunday to cruise through the week. Use the Meal + Prep Planner to keep your food prep + shopping list in one, tidy place. 

 

Add your faves.

 Add your family’s favourite big batch recipes and try other basic mix-&-match items. Think:

🥤 smoothie ingredients in ziplock bags ready for breakfasts, 

🍔 chicken burgers for lunches on an English muffin or salad, 

🥕 hard boiled eggs + chopped veggies for quick snacks, 

🥧 muffins ready for when your sweet tooth strikes, 

🥗 a pot of quinoa for lunch bowls and dinner sides, 

🧆 a big batch of meatballs for lunch proteins plus a weeknight pasta dinner. 

🙏🏽 Remember: keep it simple when you’re getting started.

The same breakfast every weekday is OK. As you work through the NOURISH program, you’ll get better at planning, faster at prepping and more creative with your meals! 

👉 Coming next week: hydrating meals

Week 1: Resources

 

👩🏽‍💻 Click to download and print your weekly exercise + nutrition planner, PLUS your prep + plan worksheet to get organized for next week.

Week 1 Meal Plan

Plan + Reflect Printables

Week 1: Resources

 

👩🏽‍💻 Click to download and print your weekly exercise + nutrition planner, PLUS your prep + plan worksheet to get organized for next week.

Plan + Reflect Printables

Week 1 Meal Plan

Week 1: Recipes