Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our Food Pyramid

This is a great image that nicely summarizes the way we eat. You can click on the image and learn more.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Had to share this rockin' new website for meal planning.  With 5 kids ages 11 and under and a really hungry husband arriving home every evening, I simply MUST have a nightly dinner plan. ESPECIALLY now that we're eating more Paleo, because ordering pizza simply isn't an option.  I've made several attempts at meal planning in the past but it just never seems to work out.  I am quite the cookbook collector and can't resist all the really cool recipe websites so there is definitely no shortage of recipes in my life.

You see, I'm not the type that can always have fish on Friday and chicken on Monday etc. In fact, to my detriment, I hardly ever make the same meal twice.  So in trying to find some middle ground, I stumbled upon this awesome meal planning website at  I signed up for the 30 day free trial and started loading my favorite recipes. The coolest thing is being able to import recipes from other websites with the click of a button, or hand enter my own cookbook favorites.  Then with a simple click and drag over to my weekly planner, I've got a meal plan (that will sync with MS Outlook by the way!).  Then one more click and I've got my shopping list for the week.

No matter what your dietary philosophy, you can connect with other members cooking and eating the same way and share recipes.  So now my goal is to create several REALLY good weekly meal plans and rotate them around.  With everything in one place now, I'm looking forward to purging several of my "too many" cookbooks at my next yard sale!  If you decide to sign up, don't forget to friend me!