True/False: You never plan to fail, but fail to plan!
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 5:36PM
Dorene Robinson RDN CDN in healthy eating, menu planning


One of the obstacles to your healthy eating plans is likely wondering, “what’s for dinner” when your stomach is already grumbling! At that point it’s usually too late as hunger usually trumps even the best intentions. That’s where what I call “emergency meals” come in. Emergency meals are quick and easy, and readily made from staples I keep on hand.

For example last week, my 16-yr-old was home sick for the 3rd day in a row, and his cold had just struck me too. Normally he cooks dinner that night (more on that another day!). What’d I do? Split pea soup, and whole grain toast. Making this soup is almost the same effort as boilng water.

Some other examples of "emergency meals" are nachos, vegi-burgers, (canned) soup & open face "grilled" cheese sandwiches.


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