Planning Your Dinners Can Make You Feel EMpowered All Week Long
These blog posts are all about helping YOU, but before we dive into the meal planner, here are a few things you should know about the author behind your weekly wellness wisdom articles before diving in:
1. I’m a certified wellness counselor, professionally trained at Duke Integrative Health.
2. I’m also a full-time corporate working mom of two boys, ages 7 and 8.
3. Everything I do for WholeHardy Health, LLC is to straight up help women FEEL AWESOME.
So as you can see, I’m not in it for the money. This is a side hustle with the sole purpose of helping you take care of & respect your body so you can feel freaking awesome the majority of minutes of your life.
I’m in it with you – trying to feel good n’ proud of my health // family // job // faith // and friendships all with grace, happiness, positive energy, and humility.
Ok, Now onto the meal planner I Made for you!
EMPOWERED WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK
Plan your dinners: here’s a meal planner!
You can listen to how I meal plan and what meals I have planned for the week over on The Inside Out Wellness Podcast. No problem if you’re not an Apple. You can tap the links below or search to listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, or Stitcher.
So here’s the thing: I’m completely fine with deciding on breakfast & lunch on the fly. Because:
A) I don’t eat breakfast – for health and digestive reasons.
And B) I know lunch is always going to be some type of veggie-nutrient-packed-kitchen-sink meal because I like opening my eating windows with the good stuff (tho 99% of the time my lunch also includes a few chips + chocolate)
But when it comes to feeding my family *dinner* I feel like I’m losing when too many nights in a row are unplanned last minute dishes from the freezer or pantry.
There’s 1000% a place for those meals. And I’ll share more of those on FB & IG so you see when I do it. But for the most part, having an outline of dinners for the week makes me feel empowered and LIT.
My friends on the sosh meeds have seen the sheets I use from a cute shop uptown where I live. I have so much fun planning ahead, checking off when we stayed the course, switching meals around, and honestly it’s freaking ADORBS when my hubs Andy references the sheet and is like “oh Costco pot pies tonight because they have soccer, smart.” 🙂
So since I’m loving these templates, I decided to create one for you guys too.
Or copy & paste this link in your browser: www.WholeHardy.com/mealplanner
Bonus: the meal planner is easily editable
You can type right in it! No frustrating Adobe Acrobat downloading. You can either save on your electronic device of choice or print it out (I’m a total print & write kinda of girl).
I’d LOVE to see how you use it!! Snap a pic and tag me on social so I can cheer you on! Or feel free to respond to this email attaching your weekly plan! Email replies come directly to my inbox.
The more we empower ourselves, the more we empower others, and that ripple effect can turn into world of thriving females.
Don’t forget to tune in to this week’s podcast episode getting into the real-life ways I do (and don’t meal) plan. I also spill the tea on which category of life I feel less empowered than with wellness! Can you guess … ?? Tune in to find out!
Cheering you on,