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Meal planning 101: Printable meal planner

Posted on Mar. 8, 2017 ( comments)
Meal planning 101

Are you short on time with an insatiable hunger for weekly meal inspiration?

We know how it goes. After pinning healthy Crock-Pot meals, watching recipe videos on Facebook and following all of the meal prep bullet journals on Instagram, one question remains:

What’s for dinner?

A little meal planning can go a long way to help you answer that age old question. Having a few meal hacks to fall back on can help, too.

"Decision fatigue is real when it comes to meal time," says Bev Utt, MS, MPH, RD, wellness dietitian for the MultiCare Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity.

"I like to use food categories to build meals around like fish, poultry, meat, meat alternatives, beans, eggs, grains, nuts and vegetables and fruit," Utt continues. "My goal is to learn how to cook five dishes my family likes from each category."

To help you keep food in your fridge and pantry — and on your dinner table and in your lunch box — we created this meal planning guide with bonus features including meal assists (think store-bought rotisserie chicken and pre-washed packaged greens) and quick meal ideas.

Download the meal planning guide

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