Sanity Saver: Make a Meal Plan {Giveaway} December 06 2012, 3 Comments

meal plan

You’re an on-the-go mom, constantly juggling a dizzying array of activities for your family. Working healthy meals into that frantic schedule can be a challenge. The solution: make a meal plan.

“What’s for dinner, mom?” used to be a refrain that would make me shiver in my boots. Most nights I wanted to be the one asking “What’s for dinner?” Until I started making a meal plan. Together as a family, we map out what we’re going to enjoy each week. The inspiration can come from our weekly visit to the farmers’ market, a favorite family dish we’ve been craving, or something we sampled at a recent visit to a friend’s house. One night a week is dedicated to our 52 New Foods night, where we feature a new family-friendly recipe that the kids prepare. This week Romanesco made its debut at our table.

romanesco broccoli

Our 52 New Foods adventure has given us the opportunity to try recipes from hundreds of food bloggers, and one of our favorite sources of family friendly recipes is The Six O’Clock Scramble. C
reated by my friend and cookbook author Aviva Goldfarb, The Six O’Clock Scramble is a meal plan service that provides an easy solution for busy parents who want to get healthy dinners on the table but feel squeezed for time. The Scramble gives you a ready-made healthy dinner plan for the week, including recipes, side dishes and a grocery list. My kids have enjoyed preparing Aviva’s easy recipes. Their all-time favorite: healthy no bake cookies!

no bake cookies

Aviva has offered a free 3 month membership to The Scramble to one lucky Crunch a Color fan (a $21 value). Simply enter below!

* What is your biggest challenge when it comes to getting healthy dinners on the table?

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About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color® -- the award-winning nutrition games that make healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support non-profit kids’ nutrition programs. Winner of the Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved awards, Crunch a Color® has been featured by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Laurie David’s Family Dinner, Kiwi Magazine, Dr. Greene, and Yum Food & Fun For Kids, among many others, as a simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods. Jennifer’s passion is making mealtime fun, easy and healthy for busy families. Her easy recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her weekly recipe blog at