#113 – Meal Planning and The Heart of the Home – Leanne Ely

#113 – Meal Planning and The Heart of the Home – Leanne Ely

Today I’m talking with  blogger and founder of Saving Dinner, Leanne Ely. 

Leanne Ely began creating Menu-Mailers on SavingDinner.com in 2001 to help families get back to the dinner table.Leanne has been featured on ABC, in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and more but she has also been a homeschooling mom and is all too familiar with being overwhelmed with a long list of to-do items.

SavingDinner.com’s goal is to bring families closer together by enjoying healthy and easy-to-prepare meals. With the goal of bringing families together coupled with her own personal health struggles, Leanne has learned a lot that has helped her to share menu plans with others. Leanne talks about 1) You not being matyr over meals, 2) Taking short cuts when possible, and 3) Planning to take a day off from cooking. All of those things totally make sense to me!

We talk about how to get your family involved in meal time, minimizing your time in the kitchen, and how to make sure you give yourself a break. This is a practical and educational chat that will leave you more prepared for preparing great meals for yourself or your loved ones and will help you gathering your family together.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Putting dinner on the table
  • What gluten does to your body
  • Shortcuts for making meals

Quick Links From Today’s Show

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  • Do you meal plan? What tips and/or resources do you have to share?
  • What are you doing or do you need to do to promote a healthier lifestyle?
  • Have you tried paleo and/or low carb eating plans?  How did it work for you?

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By | 2017-06-25T23:30:34+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Family, Food & Fitness, Podcast|1 Comment
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  1. Bren May 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Listen to Leanne this evening and shared your interview with several friends to include the one who, like me has recently been diagnosed with Hasimoto. I couldn’t believe how helpful it was as I am so new to this struggle and the only direction I was given was “eat clean”. I struggle with meal planning and being able to get it ALL DONE being a mom of five and also one that homeschools. It’s like I live in the kitchen. I can’t wait to check out her page and take on the challenge with you (inserting a wink) as I learn what I can gain being gluten and dairy free. I thought Paleo was only for The Criss Fit cult, who knew it could help with my autoimmune diseases! Thanks for the teaching today as I learned A LOT! 💓

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