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Meal Planning for the Whole Family with Heather Englund: FVY266



When it comes to making healthier choices, planning ahead is a game-changer.

I know you KNOW this, but are you doing it?

Think about what may happen when you come home from work, mentally exhausted and you don’t know what you’re going to have for dinner. Do you think you’ll whip up a nutritious meal made of whole foods, complete with protein and veggies?

Struggling to make food choices, especially when you are tempted with foods that you know you shouldn’t be eating, can be exhausting. Could you imagine if every night you debated whether or not you’d brush your teeth, or lock up the house before you left for the day? You automatically do it, and that makes the process so much easier.

Most of the pain of making healthy choices comes from the inner struggle of deciding whether or not you should eat something. I struggle with this myself.

The fewer decisions you have to make, the better.

I’ve invited a special guest, Heather Englund on the podcast to share simple strategies to get healthy meals on the table. We chat about:

💕 What to do when you eat different foods from your family
💕 How to start if you have never meal planned before
💕 The essentials for your pantry (spices + dried foods)
💕 What to do when you don’t have a plan

Heather Englund is the creative force behind the popular food and wellness blog Fit Mama Real Food. What started as a personal food diary in 2008, transformed into a helpful wellness resource for women and families looking to eat real food. Heather is a certified nutrition coach, certified group fitness instructor, recipe developer, and food photographer. She offers monthly healthy meal plans for families, individual nutrition coaching online, and in-person group fitness classes locally.

Throughout the years of developing recipes, one commonality always shines through. We all want healthy, and we want it simplified. Whether Heather is making dinner for her own family or creating recipes for her community, those principles of healthy and simple are kept in mind.

Heather lives in Ridgefield, Washington with her husband, four children, dog, cat, chickens, and turtle. Visit Heather’s website,, and @fitmamarealfood on Instagram to join the amazing community of like-minded real food mamas.

For her new book, go to

-Tanja x