Once you feel confident with the basics and can find your way around the site, there are loads of great resources to support your meal planning journey and help you and your family eating healthy whole foods – consistently.
Meal Prep Plans
Lots of people love to follow our Meal Prep Plans. These are designed to help you to cook a selection of meals or snacks in one or two hours. They are so fabulous for when you know you have a busy week ahead and you want dinners done in advance. Or to make lunchbox snacks and treats to stock your freezer for a month or so.
They include a running sheet to help you to minimise your time spent cooking and reduce the amount of dishes you generate. We are adding to these collections regularly and would love your suggestions for what you’d like to see more of.
Plan for your busy schedule
Lots of members create their own templates (or edit the ones that we’ve made for you) and include notes to remind them of their schedule. So say your kids have sports training Monday and Wednesday nights, you can make a note of this in your template as a reminder to plan meals that can be made ahead or that can be made quickly when you get home. Then simply duplicate this template and create your weekly plan.
Plan a special event or party
Like the meal prep plans we have taken all the thinking out of planning a party or having friends over for dinner, take a look at them HERE. Alternatively, create your own plan (just like the mini plan above where you just add the recipes you want to make) and head to the shops with a list of ingredients so your event catering is organised and ready to go.
Additional resources to streamline your cooking
We’ve put together some really great resources to support you to create healthy habits HERE. Developing a fridge and pantry system to store your food I find makes the whole process of shopping, reducing waste and cooking up a storm a whole lot more achievable. Click HERE for tips to stock your fridge and pantry well.
It will all become easy
As humans we are resistant to change…it can feel bucket loads of scary. One thing I’ve learned in life is that so many things I’ve been resistant towards (embracing new technology in particular) that once I get over myself and give it a go, becomes an absolute life saver (and isn’t scary at all). The more open I am to finding better ways of doing things, the less I feel overwhelmed.
So to begin with, choose recipes that are maybe similar to things you would cook now or are especially quick and easy to prepare (like the 30 minute meals). Then as you become more confident cooking, you can expand your repertoire of meals.
Also work with your life and if you’ve had a tough day or are not feeling great, go back to basics and cook something that doesn’t require too much effort or brain power. Only cook new recipes when you are in the right frame of mind.
Not happening for you?
Often the hardest thing about eating well has nothing at all to do with food. It’s all about habits and patterns and our natural aversion to CHANGE!
How many times have you promised yourself you would ‘be a new you come Monday’ with an exercise routine or a new way of eating, only to find by Wednesday you are falling back into old patterns and looking for the potato chips at snack time?
We are creatures of habit.
So I have invited my good friend Lisa Corduff to speak to you all about how to embrace change and how to set ourselves up for success when it comes to creating new behaviours and new patterns.
Quick overview of the portal
A short guided tour of the membership and some key features. Remember to please have a look inside the Video Vault for more detailed instructions.
We’re here to help you
I love that you are here to nourish yourself and your family and my team and I are here to help you in any way we can.
If you have any questions or need further help, reach out to us in the Facebook group (tag in Well Nourished Team) or contact our via email.