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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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The Picky Eater Meal Plan (Week 5)

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I hope you’ve all been enjoying my meal plans so far! As we head into this week, you might be noticing a pattern with how I cook and plan my meals: to ensure we get variety but also to make sure I don’t go crazy trying to cook every single day.

As a full time working mom, it’s almost impossible to do that! So leftovers are definitely my friend.

My strategy is to focus on making 4-5 meals each week, using leftovers 1-2 times, and eating out once a week with the husband and Layla. We still try to make healthy choices when we do eat out, so it’s a nice balance for all of us.

For this week, here is our dinner plan: 


Over the years I’ve gotten lots of questions from all of you about what I eat on a weekly basis, how I meal plan, etc. And so I thought the easiest thing to do would be to just share what we are actually eating on a weekly basis and how we balance things out!

Some of my general rules for weekly meal planning:

  • Breakfasts for us are always some version of oatmeal – I just mix things up by changing toppings every so often. If you’re looking for a bit more variety, try one of these recipes here.
  • Lunches are usually either leftovers, or one of these easy recipes here.
  • For dinner: I alternate between super fast meals that are still healthy, and meals that might take a bit more time (no more than 45 min – 1 hour to make). I like variety but it’s hard to figure out variety 3 times a day every day, so I keep our breakfasts and lunches simple, and change things up each night for dinner! We also eat out once a week, and do leftovers once a week at least!
  • Some Helpful Resources: Simple meal planning templateWeekly grocery list items.


For those of you who are new to meal planning, you can do it! Just follow this plan, make a shopping list, go shopping and make it happen! Happy cooking everyone!

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