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How to Plan Easy Nutritious Meals with the Imperfect Perfectionists

posted Jan 24, 2011, 10:38 AM by Kristin Mastromarino Vander Wiede

My husband suggested that we eat healthy in 2011. My response, “sounds great, who’s cooking it?”

I’m lucky to get the meal on the table every night never mind address healthy eating, with all the crazy spices and ingredients that are needed to cook. However it is the beginning of the year and I do try to pull it off.

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Without the sports and activities it would be no problem, however some nights  I am lucky to just get a dinner on the table. The real beauty is the “triple crown day” where we go out for breakfast lunch and dinner. Usually I am good for pizza which is a starch, protein, and vegetable until my kids tell me they can’t stomach another slice. With lent just a month away, I need to ration the pizzeria visits. 

Since I am trying to save money this year, my tendency is to buy what is on special and cook that. Kristen, what are your suggestions for meals that don’t involve visits to three different stores,  are easily prepared, and  won’t put me on tv with SuperSize It or the Biggest Loser?