Meal Planning 101

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Meal Planning 101

Learn how to become a meal-planning pro with our best tips and ideas from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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How to Eat Healthy When You Don't Have Time to Meal Prep

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Pack Lunch for You and the Kids in Half the Time with These Meal-Prep Tips

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I overheard a mom at the playground tell friends how she'd prepped weekly lunches for the whole family for the first time—and how nice it was to have prepared lunches ready to send with her child to school and to take to work. I couldn't agree more! Starting the week off with prepared meals makes it so much easier to eat healthy all week—not to mention avoiding more morning chaos getting ready.

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Lunches for Less Than $20

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If you've gone to a movie (in an actual movie theater) recently, then you know easy it is to spend $20. One ticket, a water and a small popcorn, gone!

Your Kitchen Spring-Cleaning Checklist

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Few things are more satisfying than a clean and organized kitchen.

5 Meal-Prep Ideas We LOVE

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Do you ever feel pressed for time trying to get a meal together? Yup, us too—which is why we love giving ourselves a helping hand up front by taking advantage of make-ahead meals.

These mouthwatering meal-prep ideas are just the inspirational eye-candy we need to make a plan to eat healthy (and deliciously) this week.

Related: How to Meal-Prep on Sunday for a Week of Healthy Dinners


 


 

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Family Dinners on Sunday

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On any given weeknight in my household, at precisely 6:05 p.m., there is a flurry of activity all within 7 square feet of our kitchen island.

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My family is busy. Really busy. And I bet you can relate. No two nights are the same: Ice hockey practice, choir rehearsals, board-of-ed meetings, a friend's birthday dinner, math tutor, guitar lessons, a dog that needs to go to the vet. It's a miracle that the kid doesn't end up getting checked for fleas while the dog strums "Blackbird." Add making dinner to the mix and you've got a recipe for extreme frustration.