Cooking is not for everyone. Although it has to be done for everyone. Here are a few tips to help the cooking process.

Before I started applying these steps in my own life, I would daily go to the refrigerator and/or freezer a few times every afternoon. Wondering “What am I making for dinner?” As if something miraculously changed in these appliances in the last 10 minutes I checked the options.

Planning is the only way to change this. Loose planning is what I found that works for me. When I shared this with a dear friend, her response was “this is what I do when we go camping!” So if it works for that event, it will work for everyday life.

On a sheet of legal paper or any paper you like, write a B, L, D, & S along the long side of the paper. Allowing space between the letters to write meal ideas. Write a few options for each meal; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Snack ideas. Then on the other side of the paper write exactly what you need to buy to prepare these ideas for B, L, D, & S. This is your grocery list and the plan you made is your cheat sheet for the week ahead meals. So instead of standing at the refrigerator wondering, now I go to the cheat sheet and pick a meal. The reason behind only three options/meal, we may decide to go out to eat or there are leftovers. Leftovers are often my lunch. In addition, no waste. Produce is used before going bad.

Please reach out if you have any questions to get started. This saves time, money, improves your health, and maybe even relationships when you get the family in on the planning. Lots of possibilities.

in Good Health & Wellness,


Shared by Kim Kemsley. From the young age of 17, Kim was interested in yoga, but there were no yoga studios nearby, so she took the learning into her own hands. She is now a certified Yoga teacher and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Kim loves to share her knowledge of nutrition, wellness and yoga. Join her in Restorative Yoga at The Space Wednesday evenings.