Meal Planning Ideas for Your Healthy (and Busy!) Lifestyle
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Meal Planning Ideas for Your Healthy (and Busy!) Lifestyle

by Kelley Herring on September 2, 2014

It’s 5:00 and you’re exhausted and hungry. You don’t know what’s in the fridge, and you just don’t have the energy to conjure up a meal planning idea. So you pick up dinner for you and your family on the way home.

Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the number of meals eaten away from home has more than doubled in less than 30 years!

But unfortunately, our waistlines and our pocketbooks are paying the price. Not only is eating out is more expensive than eating at home, but meals from restaurants contain more calories, more additives and more sodium than meals made from scratch. Not to mention the fact that conventionally grown produce and factory farmed meats in these meals contain a plethora of hormones, pesticides, antibiotics and GMOs!

Think preparing healthy meal plans is impossible when you have a busy schedule? Not anymore. In fact, there are many online meal planning services that do the hardest part: planning out exactly what to cook every single day of the week.

The Benefits of Meal Planning Ideas

Online meal plans are typically customized to your taste preferences and calories. For example, if you like chicken and beef, but not fish, your meal plan will include recipes like Paleo Chicken Marsala and Thai Beef Salad (but forgo the Fish Tacos).

Some online menu planning services create a specific weekly meal plan including recipes and a grocery list of exactly what you’ll need to buy at the store. Having a prepared shopping list in hand allows you to make one, weekly, stress-free trip to the grocery. And once you‘re there, you’ll know exactly what to buy (a big time saver!) as well as spare you the expense of buying items you don’t need.

But the Delicious Solutions meal planning program goes much further than that. Not only will you get a meal plan that is suited to your calorie needs and taste preferences, but also customized to your healthy needs, family servings, desired number of snacks and more. And unlike other meal planning services, you can change the meals in your plan at anytime, updating your grocery list and nutrition information instantly!

Online Meal Planning Ideas

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Having healthy ingredients on hand makes it easier to stick to your healthy diet

Technology and food websites have completely revolutionized the way we eat and cook at home. We have access to millions of recipes, all of which are just a click away. But unfortunately, these recipes are often complicated, time consuming and require expensive or hard-to-find ingredients.

But using Delicious Solutions to plan out your meals eliminates this problem. In fact, your healthy diet meal plan ONLY includes easy-to-make recipes from fresh ingredients that can be prepared in just 30 minutes or less!

Researching Meal Planning Ideas

It’s important to note that all meal planning services are not created equal. Some require you to buy prepared or proprietary foods. Many offer dinner meal plans only, leaving a gap in your meal planning for breakfast and lunch for the week. Websites geared to food allergies provide rigid plans that can’t be changed and provide no customization. Free meal plans typically require you to do a lot of legwork on your own, sorting through thousands of meals for hours (so much for saving time!).

All of these roadblocks reduce your long term success with meal planning.

But Delicious Solutions is different. Your personalized plan is provided to you each week based on the nutritional needs, calorie levels, taste preferences, servings and snacks you choose. Your grocery list is automatically generated. You’re provided with complete nutrition information (including more than 40 nutrients!) for every recipe, every meal and every meal plan day of the week. You can change your meals with a simple click. You can add your own meals in minutes. You can save your favorite meals for quick recall later. And you can change the preferences of your meal plan at any time!

If you’re fed up with the high cost associated with eating out all the time and want a nutritious, practically effortless way to start planning your meals at home, consider the Delicious Solutions meal planning service. It’s a smart and nourishing decision for both your body… and your wallet!

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

About Kelley Herring

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.


  1. I’m trying to get your Paleo meal plan menu. However, when I put my email address in your system tells me there’s an error. Please tell me how I can get the meal plan menu.
    Thank you.

  2. When is this meal planning program going to launch?


  3. Dee Mientke says:

    I am very interested and excited in the Delicious Solutions program and would like to know if it will be just a monthly charge or will it be available to get on a yearly basis also? Thank you for all your hard work and effort to help people get healthy. I truly love your website. God Bless

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