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May 2019

Healthy Meal Planning in 9 easy steps

Everybody wants to make their life easier. And healthier. And save time. And money. Well, believe it or not, here’s one single habit that can actually help you with all this: Meal Planning. Read on to get started on your very own Healthy Meal Planning, in 9 easy steps.

Meal Planning?

You’re here reading this because, like a lot of folks out there, you would like to eat healthier, cleaner food and be more in control of what you put in your plate.

Related – Clean Eating for Beginners in 6 steps

And like most people, you’re probably finding out that getting clean, healthy food on the table isn’t quite as quick and straightforward as grabbing a takeaway or convenience food on your way home.

I hear you. But while clean eating can seem to be a lot more time-consuming and expensive than processed food, it doesn’t have to. You just need a little bit more planning!

Clean eating meal - Red and orange pepper salad

And this doesn’t have to be a full weekend affair either. You Meal Planning can be as involved or simple as you want it to be. If you only want to plan ahead for a couple of dinners of week, it’s fine. It means that, for those few nights, your mealtime prep and cooking will be that much easier. And that’s great!

Want to plan ahead for the whole month so most of your meals are on auto-pilot? Very ambitious, but completely feasible. Although I would suggest to get started with a few meals, and build on from there. You might find that your own sweet spot is somewhere in between…

So let’s get started…

1. Decide on your Why

I know I keep badgering you about Your Why, but this is super important. First, because it will determine how in-depth your meal planning will be. If you really need to save time in the evenings, bulk-prepping might be your best option. But it might involve bulk-buying if saving money is your main motivation.

Second, it will help you stick with it. Habits do take time to set in. And there will be evenings when there is no time for cooking, the cook of the house is unwell or some other micro-crisis.

Remembering Why you are doing this will help you go back on track that much quicker and easier.

Clean eating - Colourful fruit salad

Your Why can be:

  • saving money,
  • eating clean,
  • freeing time in the evening,
  • eating better breakfasts/lunches/dinners,
  • reducing food waste,
  • adding variety in your plate,
  • preserving what is left of your sanity (my personal Why).

2. Decide how many meals you need to cater for

Will you plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinners, or just dinners? Check the week ahead: any busy or pushed-for-time evenings, any evening out, guests?

Tally up the number of people to feed and number of meals.

At this stage, check also whether the season or weather calls more for salads or soup? What’s your budget for the week? How is your shopping routine shaping up for that particular week (i.e. if you’re away that weekend, when will you shop)?

3. Draw your Recipe List

Meal planner close-up

I would strongly suggest involving the other members of the family at this stage. You will get more ideas (and variety) and hopefully fewer grumbles later on. It also means that your other half is more attuned to what food needs to be bought, in case they do the shopping.

Start with recipes that everybody likes, using seasonal products and stuff that you already have in your pantry/fridge/freezer. It’s easier to shop for them, store them and prep them.

Add maybe one new recipe or ingredient per week. To try something new, or for a special occasion. Don’t get too excited about all those Pinterest fancy recipes! To start with, stick with your old favorites while the routine sets in. There’ll be time for fancy later on.

If you need inspiration at that stage, the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle is a goldmine of recipes (over 1000), meal plans (all 38 of them), and other cooking tips. It even comes with pretty printables for meal planning.

4. Create a Meal Planner

And make sure it is visible.

Whether it’s just a sheet of paper, a magnet or board, place it on the fridge or in the kitchen, in full view. If you prefer a digital meal plan, create a Meal Calendar on your favorite calendar tool (Gmail, Outlook, Evernote, etc.) and share it with everybody in the family.

My meal planner
Our meal planner. Simple and effective.

It doesn’t have to be fancy. This is what ours look like. We got loads of cheap red and yellow peppers recently, so most recipes will include some of them.

You can make it more detailed if it will help you later on. So you can add which fruits & vegetables are used, where the recipe comes from, how long it will take (I find a star system works well, 1 star for quick and easy, 3 stars for difficult/time-consuming), the number of guests at the table and so on.

There are also a whole host of meal planning apps out there. Look out for (in random order):

  • their price tag (if any),
  • the option for uploading of your own recipes,
  • if they cater for dietary preferences,
  • if they let you sync with your calendar,
  • whether they will generate a shopping list generated,
  • if they give you the nutritional information for your meals,
  • any other preference of yours (online shopping etc.)

The Healthy Meal Planning Bundle come with a 1-month free subscription to Real Plans, by the way, so it gives you plenty of time to try this one out.

5. Create your Master Ingredient List (optional)

This is the list of all the ingredients you’ll need for all your meals. I’ve marked it as optional because if, say, you only decided to plan for 3 of next week’s dinners, you can probably just skip to the next step (Shopping list).

But this step might come in handy, for example, if your meal plan covers a whole week or more. Or if you’re new to clean eating and cooking from scratch. Or if there are quite a few new recipes involved (for a birthday or family meal, for example).

So this is how you create it: you just go through your recipes and write down all the ingredients needed, together with the quantities, making one list for pantry items and another one for perishables.

Then you check what’s in your pantry/fridge/freezer/fruit basket and cross those out.

What’s left is basically your Shopping List.

6. Write your Shopping List

If you’ve made a Master Ingredient List (see Step 5 above), then your Shopping List is what is still not crossed out.

Fresh produce aisle in supermarket

If not, go through your recipes and write down all the ingredients (and quantities) that you don’t have at hand.

Then add stock items that you might need later on and will be used in your recipes.

Related – How keep your fresh produce for longer?

My tip – I usually do 1 list per shop, so we’ll have one list for the farmers’ market, and another one for the supermarket.

My other tip – On your list, group the ingredients based on their location in the shop. So all the fresh vegetables together, then the fruits, then the meat, the fish, the bakery items, the grocery items…
It saves time in the shop as you can quickly go through each aisle, pick up everything you need there (and only what you need) and be out in a flash.
I also find it saves money, as I don’t have to go through the candy or snack aisles with the kids… if you see what I mean.

Another random and useful tip – At this stage, just make sure that you have enough space to store all the ingredients you’ll be buying. I still vividly remember that time when I put “cabbage” on the shopping list, needing some for a stir-fry, and my better half walked in with 4 whole cabbage heads. Apparently, they were on BOGOF…
So we had to chop and cook them all up, stinking up the place for days, fill the freezer and the fridge up to the brim with cabbage… and eat cabbage. a lot of cabbage. every day. for what seemed like forever.

7. Shop for your ingredients

You can find more useful tips on shopping for clean food in this Clean Eating Shopping Guide. So you’re prepared for everything the shop will throw in your way to distract you from the clean food you need!

But basically, since you’re buying for more than just the day, follow your list. to. the. letter.

That’s my kids’ job. They enjoy reading the list, locating the product, checking it’s a good fit, crossing it off afterward. Keeps them busy, keeps the shopping trip quick and to the point, keeps me sane. Win-win.

8. Sunday prep (optional)

What about prepping? Meaning preparing and cooking your meals ahead of time and freezing them?

A lot of folks swear by their Sunday prep, which makes dinners (and lunches) a breeze. Simply take your meal out, thaw it, warm it up, and ta-dah!

Salad in a mason jar

While I can see the benefits in terms of time and money (as you can buy in bulk and cook in bulk), there are downsides too. So let’s go through the Pros and Cons of Meal Prepping…

Pros of Sunday prepping

  • Less time spent cooking during the week.
  • More variety, as you can swap one frozen meal for another easily.
  • Saves money: you can cook a large batch of one recipe and freeze it into several meals. So it’s the same cooking time for more meals.
  • You also save money by buying perishable products in bulk, like meat, vegetables, or fruits.
  • More flexibility: if you end up not eating much at home that week, you just don’t take any meal out of the freezer. So there’s no perishables wasted. You also can eat as early or as late as you want to.
  • You can turn it into a family activity on Sundays.

Cons of Sunday prepping

  • Everything is cooked, so a fair amount of nutrients are lost. To make it into a nutrient-rich meal, you need to add a fresh salad, a raw soup like gazpacho or some other crudites. Thus adding back perishables and prepping time.
  • It takes time on a Sunday, even with everybody’s help.
  • You need a large freezer. That’s an important one as you must have the money and space for it.
  • You need a lot of suitably-sized freezer containers.

So whether you decide to do a large meal prepping session ahead of time or carry on cooking every night is entirely up to you. It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing event either. It can be a weekly prepping session or a monthly one.

In our household, we don’t really prepare meals in advance (no large freezer and I like my food nutrient-rich), but we do buy in bulk whenever we can (freezer space permitting) and prepare in bulk there and then. Not necessarily on a Sunday, it could be an evening activity for just the two of us.

9. On the day, cook, relax, and enjoy

Don’t forget to refer to your meal plan regularly during the week, so you know when to take frozen stuff out to thaw. Or to check whether a specific meal needs to be swapped or prepped in advance as life happens.

So what’s your Healthy Meal Plan going to look like?

Now you’ve got all the *ingredients* (see what I did there…) required to get started with Healthy Meal Planning in 9 steps. One step at a time.

I’m pretty sure you already have some of those steps in place or some other tips and hacks that you use all the time. If they save you time and/or money, we’d love to know about them!

Send me your Best Meal Planning or Meal Prepping Tip/Hack through the little form below, and I’ll publish it in my next post!


And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more clean eating tips and recipes!

The Beginners’ Guide to Healthy Meal Planning

No matter how dedicated to clean eating we all are, some days it’s just harder than others to put healthy yummy plates on the table, day in, day out, for a whole year.

This Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Meal Planning is one of the essential tools to help you with this. It might seem daunting at first. Vivid pictures of neatly stacked boxes of meals for the whole week might start appearing in front of your eyes… (damn you, Pinterest!)
You might think that you’ll have to give your Sunday up to industrial-style prepping or cooking. (sigh)

But fear not, this is simply about How to Create a Healthy Meal Plan.

What is a Healthy Meal Plan?

Basically, meal planning is planning ahead of time what you and your family will be eating over the next few days.

Meal planner

That’s it.

Whether you go all out and plan for the whole month, or just a few days in advance, or only for the weekend, it’s up to you. Your Healthy Meal Plan will be as individual as you are and as your lifestyle is.

The whole point, however, is to save time, energy and money (and sanity). How come, I hear you ask?

A Healthy Meal Plan is your new BFF

Healthy Meal Planning is to your mealtimes what Marie Kondo is to your house. It makes (almost) everything fall in place. Effortlessly. Let me show you.

Scenario 1

Picture this: you come home after a day’s work, everybody’s back in the house, each with their stories to tell, homework to do, activities to get on with. Dinner time is approaching and you find yourself scrambling through flagging vegetables, frozen uncooked meat and random tins of food, trying to come up with a recipe that:

  • Will be ready in less than 30 minutes
  • Can be made using whatever ingredients you have at hand
  • Will be tasty and filling
Take-away sign
Take-aways hurt your wallet and your waistline

Now, we’ve all been in that situation. The outcome is fairly unsavory and is usually one of those:

  • a late dinner as we had to defrost/prep/cook something (all the quick-sticks options having been used the nights before)
  • a random dish that doesn’t quite meet everybody’s approval around the table (you know what your lunch will be the next day… and maybe
    also the day after!)
  • a takeaway (which doesn’t do your wallet or your healthy eating resolutions any good)

Scenario 2

You have prepared a Meal Plan last week, shopped for the ingredients on your list of recipes, and maybe prepped some ingredients upfront.

You come home, check quickly what’s on your menu for tonight. No time for *that* particular recipe? No worries, check which other recipe of the week takes less time and go for it.

Healhty cooked meal with chillies
Photo by Elli O. on Unsplash

The ingredients you need are fresh and ready to cook or need very little prep, you have a recipe to follow and you know how long until dinner is ready. Dinner time is relaxed, enjoyable and your sanity, intact (priceless).

So, before we get to your Steps to the Perfect Meal Plan, let me explain why you really need a meal plan to start with.

A Healthy Meal Plan will save you Time

Because…

Recipe on kitchen counter
  • You choose ahead of time which recipes you will use, how long they will take, what you need and where they come from. No more scratching around for potential recipe -> ingredient check -> potential recipe -> ingredient check and so on, at the last minute.
  • You will have shopped for all the ingredients needed for that recipe. And if need be, you would have prepared them ahead of time (like peeled, cube, blanched and frozen a pumpkin).
  • You would have checked today’s recipe yesterday and would have taken out of the freezer anything that needed to defrost.
  • You know where the recipe comes from and you can find easily. Pinterest makes it super easy to find yummy-looking recipes, but it’s an equally dark deep abyss if you happen not to have pinned that recipe… so I’ve found out.
  • You know when to start preparing the recipe, and how long it will cook for, so you can plan the rest of your evening accordingly.
  • You’ve involved the rest of the household when picking the recipes, thus sparing yourself many complaints later on when your dinner choice doesn’t meet everybody’s approval.

A Healthy Meal Plan will save you Money

Because…

Fresh produce aisle in supermarket
  • You’ll have made a shopping list and will have bought all your ingredients upfront. No more additional trips to the shops at the last minute to get butter, eggs or fresh vegetables.
  • You’ve also selected recipes where most ingredients can be bought from the same shop/area, saving you time- and money-consuming trips to various remote shops.
  • You’ll have selected recipes based on what’s currently in your fridge/pantry/freezer, so anything that was running out of date is being used before it has to be thrown away.
  • You will have checked what’s in season and have tried to combine several recipes around a cheaper seasonal product.
  • You have planned early in the week the recipes using your perishables. So you don’t come across wilting or browning vegetables at the back of your fridge days later.
  • If you prepared a few meals ahead of time to freeze them, you will have saved on electricity by batch-cooking some ingredients or baking a few dishes back-to-back in a hot oven.
  • You’re avoiding last-minute takeaways. Even if they don’t feel that expensive on the spot, they will quickly add up. Especially if you had perfectly fine ingredients in the fridge that could have been eaten instead.

Meal Planning will help you with Clean Eating

Because…

Clean eating egg dish
  • You will have selected clean eating recipes to start with. Or swapped the ingredients of a specific recipe for cleaner ones.
  • You will have shopped for those clean ingredients and won’t be tempted to use more processed ones instead.
  • You can decide to pick a wholefood store or farmers market to do all your shopping, rather than the little supermarket down the road several times a week. Even if it’s a little bit further away, buying better-quality food in bulk for the week makes it worth it. So you avoid the temptation of processed food and other shortcuts.
  • You can actually cook from scratch and know absolutely-exactly-completely what you are putting on your plate. Every day.
  • You can decide to steam your vegetables, for example, and have allowed for the extra time to do so. No more cramming veggies in the microwave to save time at the last minute.
  • Healthy meal planning will help remove some of the stress in the evening. And also remove the cravings for junk food that come with stress.
  • If you’re handling the main dish like a pro, it’s much easier to find the time to add a salad, a juice or a healthy soup on the side.

My Healthy Meal Plan

My meal planner

I will admit, my meal planning routine isn’t fancy. We use an A4 magnet that stays on the fridge and on Friday we just write recipes ahead of time for the weekly dinners.

We go to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning (we’re so lucky to have a large one just 5 minutes away…) and get our fresh produce, meat, honey, spices etc. from there. I also usually fit in a monthly shop to a supermarket to get the free-from stuff (flours, vegetal milks, etc.), frozen fish and things like tins and toiletries.

We don’t have a big freezer so there’s only so much we can prepare in advance, but we’ll buy pumpkins and other bulk vegetables, and prep those ahead of time.

For the kids’ lunchboxes, we try to be organized enough so they always have healthy stuff in there. So I try to make some egg or grain-free muffins, boil some eggs or make cookies ahead of time. The girls can then grab what they need when they prepare their lunchboxes in the evening.

How to get started with Healthy Meal Planning?

1. Decide on your Why

Your Why is important. This is what is going to make healthy meal planning a habit that sticks or not. It can be:

Variety of food on a table
  • saving money,
  • eating clean,
  • freeing up time in the evening,
  • eating better lunches,
  • reducing food waste,
  • more variety in your plate,
  • preserving what is left of your sanity (my personal Why).

2. Count how many meals you need to cater for

You’ll need to know which meals you’re planning for: just dinners, or breakfast and lunches too? Every day, or just a few days of the week? How many people for?

Think also about any changes in your schedule:

  • more or less guests than usual,
  • special occasions,
  • dietary requirements,
  • your budget for the week,
  • seasonal changes (soups or salads?)

Basically, anything that can impact your choice of recipe and the quantities you need.

3. Write your recipe list

It’s a good idea to get the family involved here. Less head-scratching for recipes, fewer grumbles during the week. Win-win.

Start with your usual favorites, those recipes you know and love. It saves time as you know what’s needed and how long they take to prepare. Don’t forget to check your fridge, freezer, and pantry for products you already have.

You can gradually add new ingredients or recipes as you get more comfortable with meal planning.

If you feel uninspired, the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle can help. With over 1000 recipes, ready-made meal plans, and other cooking tips, it makes my healthy meal planning a doddle.

4. Create your Meal Planner

Choose your format:

Meal planner close-up

A physical meal planner can be a simple sheet of paper. Of course, you can find very aesthetically-pleasing ones to print out on Pinterest… Just saying… It can also be a board of sorts (black or whiteboard). Anything will work as long as it’s in full view!

A digital meal planner could be a Meal Calendar created on your phone and shared with the whole family, for example.

Meal planning apps are also an option, although most of them come with a subscription. But it might just be what you need to stick with meal planning and eat healthy all the time!

5. Create your Master Ingredient List (optional)

This is useful if you’re planning ahead for a lot of meals. Maybe not so much when you’re just planning for 2 or 3 meals.

It’s the list of all ingredients you need based on your recipes, together with the quantities. Remember to cross out anything that you already have at hand.

6. Write your Shopping List

Shopping list

If you’ve written down a Master Ingredient List (see Step 5 above), your Shopping List everything not crossed. Plus any stock items.

You can write on a piece of paper or on your phone, whatever is easiest. I personally use the AnyDo app on my phone and my shopping list is shared with my husband. Works for us as small bits of papers do tend to get buried (or upcycled as origami) in our house…

7. Shop for your ingredients

Now head to the shops! Ideally, you’ll have picked ingredients that can be bought from the same shop, to save time and petrol.

We do our shopping in 2 steps though, once a week at the farmers’ market, and about once a month in a supermarket. Works for us as I still get all the fresh food I need weekly.

My Clean Eating Shopping Guide can help you navigate a typical supermarket for clean food, reduce your shopping time, and save you money in the process.

8. Sunday prep (optional)

Healthy Meal Prepping

Prepping your meals is essential if you want your dinners pretty much on auto-pilot the rest of the week. Whether it happens on a Sunday is up to you, but bear in mind that it might take a few hours.

9. Enjoy your delicious, stress-free meals…

Check your Meal Planner daily so you know what’s cooking tomorrow. Then you can defrost if need be, swap meals if life happens, etc.

What do you need to get started

Because meal planning can range widely between a large monthly cook-off and just organizing a few meals in advance, I can’t give you a definitive list of stuff you’ll need. But the list below should set you well on your way.

Kitchen with utensils
  • A meal planner of sorts – whether this a physical meal planner or a digital one, do make sure it is in plain view and you can check it every day!
  • Recipes – mix up recipe books, online recipes, own recipes: the process is more fun if your meals are varied. Don’t forget, if you find recipes online, to bookmark them, pin them or save them!
  • Freezer containers – if you want to prepare meals in advance. How many you need is up to you and your freezer space. Plastics are best avoided here, even the BPA-free ones. All plastic containers release estrogenic chemicals and are potentially unsafe. Your safest options are stainless steel and glass containers.
  • Kitchen utensils – check you have everything at hand before embarking on an epic prepping session! In particular, if you are new to clean eating, equip yourself with a kitchen scale, measuring cups and spoons, enough mixing bowls. Oh, and pots and pans of appropriate size. It may sound silly, but I have found myself many a time having to divide a large batch of food among several baking dishes, as none of them was big enough… Thus negating any energy-saving, as I had to cook 2 batches of food instead of one…
  • A kitchen processor – this can come in handy to take care of chopping, grating, slicing or blending large quantities of food.
  • Positive energy and good spirit – healthy meal planning is a very helpful tool but might need a bit of adjusting at the beginning. So breathe in and focus on how much easier your week or month ahead will be!

The Last Thing You Need to Know about your Healthy Meal Plan

Meal Planning is a wonderful tool. It can literally turn rushed, frustrating evening routines into a more controlled and enjoyable experience. Trust me on that one!

But there are no hard and fast rules here. The Ultimate Meal Plan is the one you’re going to create for you and your family. So keep an open mind, try a few new things, ditch what doesn’t work for you and stick with what works well!

In the process, please help your fellow family chefs out there. Share your Best Tips for Meal Planning/Prepping below.

I have collated all the ones received from my faithful readers, friends, family, right here! You’re bound to find some that will simply just work for you!

You can also follow my Clean Eating Recipes board on Pinterest for heaps of yummy ideas.

The Ultimate Clean Eating Meal Plan Solution

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How is your clean eating meal planning working out for you lately? For me, it goes something like that:

So, what’s for dinner tonight?

I don’t know about you, but this is one of my daily nemesis. Because I know my husband (or my girls, they do chime in like that) will, at some point in the evening, come and ask me *just* this:

So, what’s for dinner tonight?

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At this point, I’ll have to start sifting through the fridge, the fresh produce basket, and the pantry frantically for a few minutes. Then I’ll have to come up with something that is:

  • Clean eating, because we have to in our family, takeaways aren’t an option around here
  • To everybody’s taste (now that’s an interesting concept!)
  • Not too similar to something I’ve done, say, in the last couple of weeks
  • Using ingredients I do have at hand (because, by now, the shops are closed anyway)


“Failing to plan is planning to fail”. Alan Lakein


Healthy meals don’t just happen. We have to make them happen.

Eating clean, healthy meals means avoiding processed food, using fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch. So takeaways and convenience food are pretty much out of the window.

We have to plan our meals in advance, draw a shopping list, shop for the best ingredients, and finally prepare them. Seems like a lot of hard work when I put it like that, doesn’t it?

Notice how it all starts with Meal Planning though?

For me, I will admit, this is my downfall. I mean, I can find a lot of lovely recipes out there (thank-you Pinterest!), but finding the one I have all the ingredients for, the time to prepare and that will tick everybody’s taste buds? In a few minutes? Every night? Really?

And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person out there facing this on a regular basis, am I right?

Luckily for us all, I have stumbled upon another great bundle from Ultimate Bundles (of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle fame).

The Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019

This bundle is an absolute goldmine for busy people like me trying to eat as clean as possible. Not only does it offer loads and loads of healthy recipes (over 1000!) and meal plans (all 30 of them), it now also comes with a very handy index.

Which means that you and I can easily come back to those new favorite recipes instead of trawling Pinterest, desperately trying to remember which one we used last.

The clickable index allows me to weed out the recipes that are not to my liking or dietary preferences, so I can truly create my very own recipe book in a flash.

So basically, the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019, it’s:
  • A carefully curated library of nutritious, simple, whole food recipes, all 1072 of them beautifully formatted in 12 digital cookbooks
  • An easy-to-use index for every single recipe, to help you sort by
    eating style, food allergy, quick meals, cooking method, etc.
  • 38 unique made-for-you meals plans, complete with shopping lists and prep reminders (4-week dinner plans, school & work lunch plans, breakfast rotations, party plans, and much more!)
  • Plus healthy eating resources on clean eating, a flavor crash course (so your food tastes simply a-ma-zing!), strategies for picky kids, allergies or oral Sensory Processing Disorder, and more!

All this, for only $49.97! I do like a good bargain like this, especially when it comes to my rescue every. single. night.

No more deep diving…

Clean Eating Meal Planning every night
A mom’s dream…

I will admit, I do like diving in Pinterest to find a new recipe… but time is against me! When I have only a few minutes to find *the* quick, easy, healthy and tasty recipe that I will put on the table tonight, going through pins and pins, looking up the posts and the comments is a luxury I don’t really have…

And I have already mentioned the next dreaded question:
Can you please do that yummy recipe you did (last week/month/year)?

The truth is, it is tricky for me to find easy and quick recipes without gluten or dairy, without all of them tasting a bit samey. So when I do find one that works, that is easy to make, tasty, and that everybody at the table can digest properly, I should save it, right?

Only, usually I’m pushed for time on the spot, and I need to wait until a bit later to check whether everybody’s tummy is OK with it… and so I forget… And the new-and-wonderful recipe gets lost in Pinterest oblivion…

With the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle, I have hundreds of recipes available in one place, so I can find the one I need quickly, without further distraction.

Oh, and more importantly, I can find it again super easily the next time I need it!

RealPlans = Real Deals?

This new edition of the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle can be integrated into RealPlans, a meal planning app that allows me to create weekly meal plans based on our family size, eating schedule and (this is the part I’m excited about) dietary requirements!

I’ve never used a meal planner before for just that reason: it was too much hard work having to go through every recipe and sift out all the ones containing gluten, dairy, pork, soy and what not.

Clean Eating Meal Plan like a boss

But, when I bought the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle, I got 1 month free subscription to RealPlans, with all the recipes automatically loaded.

So, on paper, this promises to be a very useful tool for us. I am definitely giving it a try, so stay tuned, I’ll give you some feedback on it shortly.

The 38 meal plans are also complete with grocery lists and prep plans. Combined with RealPlans ability to streamline my online shopping with Instacart, methinks my life may just have become a lot easier!

So where’s the catch?

Well, that’s the beauty of the Ultimate Bundles deals… There isn’t one!

For just $49.97, we get 1072 recipes, 38 meal plans, meal planners and printables, plus eBooks and eCourses on topics like clean eating, cooking on a budget, learning how to cook, or even teaching kids how to help in the kitchen. It’s really a no-brainer of a deal.

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Happiness Guarantee

Now, what happens if you buy the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle, but it just doesn’t work for you?

No problem. Ultimate Bundles offers a 100% happiness guarantee refund policy as standard. If you don’t love it, just email customerservice@ultimatebundles.com and ask for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you’re ready to stick to your clean eating resolutions, whip up healthy meals every day, and quit wasting food and time, I recommend you check out the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle.

Make your Clean Eating Meal Planning a doddle…

With the Healthy Meal Planning Bundle, for only $49.97, we get:

  • Over 1000 healthy recipes grouped in 12 recipe books, such as Breakfast, Dinners, Salad and side, Snacks…
  • A clickable index of all the recipes, allowing us to curate the list and design our very own recipe book
  • 38 designed-for-you meal plans, including Gluten-free, Budget, Kid-friendly, Lunchbox, Vegetarian, Paleo, Whole30, Short on time and many, many more
  • Over 12 ebooks and printables on Clean Eating, Meal planning, Picky eaters or Freezer meals
  • 1 month free subscription to the RealPlans app, with all recipes and meal plans, preloaded
  • A 30-day full refund happiness guarantee

This bundle is truly a great resource and I am so pleased with it so far! I hope you will be too.

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