How To Menu Plan For Parents

How To Menu Plan For Parents With Busy Families

Reduce the stress of home cooking, save money and time. | taught by Barb Kemp
  • 16 Videos
  • 9 PDFs

Course Curriculum

The Starter
Introduction to Menu Planning FREE
Why Menu Plan
Basic Cooking Equipment
A Balanced Diet FREE
Suggested Pantry List & Cooking Equipment list
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The Main Course
How To Menu Plan
Meal Prep Ideas For The Busy Parent
How To Add Excitement To Daily Cooking
How To Involve The Kids In Cooking
5 Day Menu Planning Template
7 Day Menu Planning Template
Shopping List Template
How to menu plan in 10 easy steps
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Bonus - Cooking Videos, Templates, Recipes, Completed Menu Plans
All About Onions & How To Chop an Onion
All About Garlic & How To Chop A Garlic
How To Make A Tomato Meat Sauce Part 1
How to Make a Tomato Meat Sauce Part 2
How To Make Stir-Fry Rice Part 1 FREE
How to Make Stir-Fry Rice Part 2
How to Make Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Final Video
5 Day Menu Plan-Plan A
Recipe Booklet Plan A
5 Day Menu Plan- Plan B
Recipe Booklet Plan B
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Another course to keep you cooking!

Cooking Reboot

Course description

Cooking healthy meals for your family is easy to do if you have a menu plan. But, many parents lack the time, confidence, and motivation to organize their weekly cooking. So, they eat take-out, premade, processed, and packaged foods that are typically full of fat, sugar and salt.  

A weekly meal plan will get you on track and give you the confidence to prepare healthy meals for your family that are full of variety, well balanced, and tasty.

In this course we create a Monday to Friday dinner menu plan with you that includes recipes, side dishes, and a shopping list. It will be based on your schedule and with your recipes.

As a parent, menu planning helps in so many ways.  It will:

  • Save you time, by eliminating that daily question we all ask “What am I going to cook for dinner tonight?”
  • Save you money and prevent impulse buys at the grocery store.
  • Reduce food waste, which saves you more money
  • Ensures you eat a variety of real foods and create well balanced meals.  
  • Help you eat less take out, cook healthier meals with less processed and premade foods.

Knowing what you will cook for dinner every night will take away the stress and boredom of daily cooking. It will also give you the confidence to call yourself a healthy home cook.  

Let’s begin!

In this course  you will create your own menu plan with recipes that your kids love.  You'll also learn:
  • How to create well balanced meals.
  • How to add excitement to daily cooking.
  • How to get kids involved in the kitchen.
  • Meal prep ideas.
  • Basic cooking equipment needed. 
  • How to make a tomato meat sauce.
  • How to make stir-fry rice.

You'll also receive:

  • 5 day menu plan template.
  • 7 day menu plan template.
  • Shopping list template.
  • 2 Completed 5 day menu plans.
  • Recipe booklet with kid-friendly recipes. (Beef Fajitas, Pasta Primavera, Chicken Strips, Fish Taco's, Spaghetti, Cookies, Curry Chicken, Fried Rice with Tofu, Chili Macaroni, Tuna Melts, Lentil Soup, Chicken Chow Mien, Bran Muffins)
  • 10 steps on How To Menu Plan handout
  • Suggested pantry list.
  • Suggest kitchen equipment list.
  • Subscription to the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter.

At the end of the course you'll have a completed menu plan,  groceries in your house and have a stress-free week of cooking.  

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Barb Kemp
Barb Kemp
Food Educator & Principal at Recipes to the Rescue
I’m Barb Kemp, creator of Cooking Reboot.  I’m a food educator with over 15 years of experience, and an enthusiastic home cook.  I get very excited talking and teaching about all things food, healthy eating and cooking.  My hope is, through this course, you too will find the joy of real food and be inspired to join the tribe of life-long healthy and happy home cooks.  

My love of food and cooking began in my twenties when I discovered my cholesterol level was very high.  It was so high I was advised to become vegetarian.  The problem was I liked meat and potatoes and didn’t really know how to cook.  I was young and ate whatever I wanted, including takeout foods filled with addictive sugar, salt, and fat.  Embracing the challenge, I learned to cook with veggies and whole grains and discovered a positive lifestyle change.

Later, when I became a mom, one of our children developed a dairy allergy and all meals had to be made from scratch. I struggled at first, but once again welcomed the change and learned to menu plan and cook dairy-free. 

Eventually, I switched careers and started teaching and writing about the importance of home cooking and meal planning with healthy whole foods. 

Today, many home cooks lack food knowledge and confidence in the kitchen, as I once did. In some ways, the need to cook is declining, as prepared food is everywhere. Yet for many of us there’s a real desire to cook nourishing meals at home.

That’s why I created the Cooking Reboot online course.  It’s enjoyable and relatable for the everyday home cook and teaches habits and skills that can easily become part of a healthy lifestyle. Learning the marvels of menu planning and gaining the confidence to cook saved me and my family…and it can save yours too.

Join me and together we’ll bring magic into your home kitchen.

For more information visit our website Recipes To The Rescue