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Meal Planning 101: Family Favorites

If your family is anything like ours every person probably has a favorite meal. I’m sure that almost everyone has a different favorite meal from each other. In our house, my favorite is homemade pizza. My son’s favorite is a yummy burrito.  My daughter’s favorite meal includes healthy orange flavored chicken. Byron, my hubby, his favorite is any kind of homemade green juice, and stir fry.

As you see we ALL have different favorites. This means that if I was making a “Family Favorite Meal Plan” that I’d instantly have 4 different dinners that I could put on my weekly meal plan, and look how easy that was!

How To Make A Family Favorite Meal Plan

Let everyone in your household tell you their favorite meals, 5-10 of them.  Compile a list of their favorites and use those meals to fill in your weekly meal plan chart. This type of plan will help you make sure that at least one night a week your picky eater is pleased, or it will just let everyone know they are special and loved.

To be clear, sit down and “interview” each member of your family.  Ask them to name 5-10 of their favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack foods.  Record this list on a piece of paper. After you complete this list you should have a list of a ton of options that you can just plug into your weekly meal plan.  Each day you can choose from the list to make sure that everyone gets some of their favorites throughout the week. If I were you I’d do this before my weekly trip to the grocery store so that I can make sure I have all the ingredients I need for the week.

One fun thing we have in our house is a plate that says “My Special Day.”  You can use a plate like this, or any special colored or designed plate you have lying around your house. For fun, try to serve a meal on it to the person whose favorite meal is being served.  They’ll feel special. Everyone will have the plate at least one day or meal a week!

Just imagine…making a meal plan this way takes the guess work out of what your family likes to eat. It also saves you time because you will instantly have a list of at least 10++ breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas to pull from. All you do is pluck one of the options off of your family favorites list, and plop it onto your Fit Moms Fit Kids FREE weekly healthy meal plan template.

That’s it! Super easy!

You will be relieved knowing you’ve planned good healthy meals for your family that you know they will LOVE, because they are their favorites!!

Come back later this week,  I’ll share another of my favorite ways to meal plan!

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Fit Moms Weekly Meal Plan and Truth In The Tinsel

Hi Fit Moms-

The Christmas season is in full swing for our family.  What about you?  A week ago, we participated in our first cookie swap and craft party.  This weekend we went to see The Nutcracker Ballet.  We have a bunch of holiday activities coming our way this week as well. Starting with a Blogger Holiday Cookie Swap I’m participating in.   A bunch of bloggers, including me,  participated in the writing of a holiday cookie eCoobook.  We will all send a batch of our contributions to another blogger on December 12th!  It’s sort of like a Secret Santa.  We don’t know what blogger is sending us cookies.  :) Stay tuned for the eCookbook!

This week my kids and I will also be getting ready for our own Annual Cookie Swap.  What I love about our cookie swap is that the kids all bring money to donate to World Vision.  They look through the World Vision gift guide as a group. After we tally up how much money they raised,  they buy things like ducks, chickens, and goats for people who need a gift that keeps on giving.  It’s the highlight of their year!

Speaking of gifts… We have a gift for one lucky reader!  There’s a giveaway going on right now that ends Thursday at midnight.  So, swing by our giveaway page for your chance to win Kimochis now!  It’ll make a cute stocking stuffer!

Speaking of cute… I wanted to mention that my kids are having a BLAST doing the Truth in the Tinsel ebook!  They are learning the Christmas Story piece by piece, like a mystery.  Each day they get a little clue to what the day’s story will be.  After we read the scriptures they make their own Christmas ornaments!  The kids love making their own ornaments and putting them on their mini-trees.  The picture at the top of the post is their pregnant Mary and Elizabeth ornaments. Aren’t they cute!  You say you wish you could do this with your kids?  Well, you are NOT too late!  I LOVE the fact that they have abbreviated lesson plans for those who can’t do one every day, or for late comers.  You can join in anytime!  There’s still time to do Truth in the Tinsel with your kids this season.  Buy yours by clicking here!

What family traditions does your family have to get in the holiday spirit?

This isn’t a rhetorical question, comment below!  :)

What’s For Dinner?

Kids Cook Monday–  Homemade Pizza!  We’ll trim the tree and eat this homemade treat!

Meatless Tuesday–  Broccoli Soup with homemade wheat bread.  Thanks Frugal Granola for the idea!

WednesdayMartha Stewart Zucchini Frittata

Taco Thursday–  Taco Salad

Friday- Honey Soy Glazed Chicken, Vegetable Medley

Simple Saturday- Leftover Buffet

Sunday- Davis’ Annual Cookie Swap- pizza and treats

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Fit Meals Monday

Hello Fit Moms!

Hopefully last week was a great week for you.  I had to get back into the swing of things after arriving back from Mississippi by car last Monday.  I didn’t realize how tired I’d be from sitting in the car 2 1/2 days!  Trying to get homeschool going again after the vacation and funeral were tough.  This week I feel like I’m at 100% and I’m ready to do things right.

It’s going to be an exciting week for the kids.  We have 2 field trips planned.  One to Calico Ghost Town, which I’ve never gone to before.  And, the other one will be to see a live performance of The Nutcracker!  My little ballerina will love that one.  She was one month shy (age wise) of being able to perform in her dance school’s performance, so I thought I’d surprise her with this treat.

Finally on Friday afternoon, I will be making my first appearance at a local school under the banner of Ready, Set, Gold! which is a program that partners Olympians and schools together.  My job is to help inspire and encourage the kids in the area of health and fitness.  In the short term I’ll encourage them to help them get better scores on their fitness tests.  In the long run, my goal is to help them choose to live healthier lifestyles for the rest of their lives.

If you are in the mood to WIN something you are in the right place. We have a Pokemon Prize Pack Giveaway going on right NOW!  IT ends tonight!  Tell your friends.  Also, this week we’ll have a new giveaway released on Tuesday.  So, come back for your chance to win!  December is my favorite month of the year, and to celebrate we will be giving away a Christmas Gift EVERY WEEK!  So, tell your friends to come by Fit Moms Fit Kids Club for their chance to win!  Better yet, subscribe so you won’t anything!

In case you are new here, every Monday here at Fit Moms Fit Kids Club I post my families meal plan for the week so that you can get some ideas for eating healthy.  So here you go!  Enjoy!  Let me know if you try any of the recipes.  They all have links!

Fit Meals Monday Meal Plan

Today– My famous Chili and homemade “Corn”bread (thanks Amanda for your secret recipe!)

Meatless MondayMagnificent Portabella Mushroom Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries 

Tuesday–  Quinoa Chicken Brocolli Casserole

Wednesday–  BRC Burritos (black beans, baked brown spanish rice, and cheese)

ThursdayBlack Bean and Corn Salad with avocados, Baked Brown Spanish Rice, Rotisserie Chicken

Friday– Slow Cooker Eggplant Parmesan (I will post recipe this week!)

SaturdayTyler Florence’s Mexican Tortilla Chicken Soup (using leftover rotisserie chicken)

Sunday– Leftover Buffet!

Are you going to try any new recipes this week?  If so, what??

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Fit Meals Monday

Good Day Fit Moms!

I hope you had a great weekend, and are ready for a fabulous week!  I am.

My mind has been on overdrive thinking of ways to make Fit Moms Fit Kids Club better for you.  I’ve also been thinking of things I can do to improve my personal health and fitness.  A lot of you think I have it all together, but the truth is I have a LONG long way to go!  That’s the whole reason I started this blog, to learn about health and fitness myself, and help to teach you, with the help of my knowledgeable buddies along the way.

I’m getting excited for the fitness challenges we will begin in 2012, the webinars, more interviews, more cooking shows from myself and the kids cooking show.  We are going to have more contests, giveaways, and content to keep you motivated and give you some accountability as well.  I JUST CAN’T WAIT! :)

Until then, we’ll continue to plug away and today I’ll share with you as I always do, my family’s weekly meal plan.  Don’t worry if you aren’t reading this until Wednesday, just make out a shopping list, you can use our meal plan anytime!  You can even pick out a meal or two and try them with your family.

How did I come up with this week’s meal plan?  I looked in the sale paper, starting with what’s on sale that’s organic.  Then I check for other sale items at Sprouts Farmer’s Market.  Finally, I search the web for yummy healthy recipes with ingredients from my list and create my healthy inspired menu.

What’s On My Menu?

Meatless Monday- Quinoa Vegetarian Taco Salad

Tuesday- Zucchini Casserole Red Pepper Aoili

Wednesday- Dhat Island Restaurant!!!! I can’t wait!  This is my favorite restaurant ever! It’s my sister-in-law’s.  If you ever stop by check out the kids menu, they have a Victoria and Mya (my kids) favorite meals on the kids menu named after them.  :)  Don’t just take my word for it being good… they were the top ranked restaurant in the Inland Empire, in Ca!  It’s located in Redlands.  Enjoy!

Thursday- Broccoli Casserole (putting much less cheese in this though and I may add chicken)

Friday- Going to Six Flags Magic Mountain in the day for the holiday, and kids pizza party banquet for my sons flag football team.

Saturday- Healthy fish Tacos with homemade guacamole and homemade tortilla chips (I’ll share my from scratch guacamole recipe one day)

Sunday- Celebrating my little girls 6th Birthday…. Tea party at American Girl.  :)

What’s on YOUR healthy menu?

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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