What's for Dinner?

MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! What’s for dinner? To this day, I still hear my “kid voice” asking my mom that question day in and day out. Do you hear yourself too? Now fast forward and think how often a family member has asked YOU the same question or MORE importantly, how often have you asked yourself? What seems to be a simple question can often lead to a skipped heart beat, stress or even a moment of paralysis.

A healthy meal requires planning, shopping, prepping, chopping, cooking and cleaning. At times, it’s stressful to do all this “work” and it may be easier to order in or pull together something else that “seems healthy.” I GET IT!! I do, do, I do. I cook all the time for myself and at times, I want to throw in the towel. I used to be a person that would buy food, bring it home and then figure out what was for dinner. There was very little planning and I was totally stressed out making these decisions for my family. I wanted to please my family and make something delicious but I would just “wing it.”

That was the old me! As the evolution of my plant based diet continues, I learned that it’s key to plan my meals so I make better choices. Gone are the days of eat