How To Menu Plan For Parents

Master Meal Planning For Parents With Busy Families

Simplify meal prep for a healthy family | taught by Barb Kemp
  • 17 Videos
  • 1 Text
  • 8 PDFs

Program Curriculum

The Starter
How The Course and Cooking Challenge Works FREE PREVIEW
Introduction to Menu Planning
Why Menu Plan
Basic Cooking Equipment
A Balanced Diet FREE PREVIEW
Suggested Pantry List & Cooking Equipment list
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The Main Course
How To Menu Plan
Meal Prep Ideas
Ways To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill
Healthy Snacks FREE PREVIEW
Healthy Snack Recipe Booklet
How To Add Excitement To Daily Cooking
How To Involve The Kids In Cooking
Final Video
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 FREE PREVIEW
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
How to Make Stir-Fry Rice Part 2
5 Day Menu Plan-Plan A
Recipe Booklet Plan A
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Another course to keep you cooking!

Cooking Reboot Course | Discover Healthy Eating and Meal Prep Ideas

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.  The course also includes a 7 day  challenge. 

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 (don't worry we walk you through each step).  

The 7 day dinner  challenge starts immediately.  We'll send you an email for 7 days to support you with your weekly cooking.  We'll load you with encouragement, share food information and food tips.  We want you to succeed with your menu plan.  You'll also learn:
  • How to create well balanced meals.
  • How to add excitement to daily cooking.
  • Healthy snacks
  • 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.
  • Completed 5 day menu plans with recipe booklets with loads of  kid-friendly recipes. 
  • 10 steps on How To Menu Plan handout
  • Suggested pantry list.
  • Suggest kitchen equipment list.
  • 7 day  challenge. Includes 7 days of email support with encouragement and recipes.
  • 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
Hello and Welcome!  I’m Barb Kemp, a passionate home cook and creator of Cooking Reboot.  I’m a food educator with over 15 years of experience. I get very excited talking and teaching about all things food, healthy eating and cooking.  My hope is, through this course, you too will get hooked on real food and home cooking.  

My love of food and cooking began in my twenties when I was advised to become vegetarian for health reasons.  The problem was I liked meat and potatoes and didn’t really know how to cook.  I ate whatever I wanted, including takeout foods filled with sugar, salt, and fat.  Embracing the challenge, I learned to cook,  Then I started to add more veggies and whole grains into my diet and I discovered a whole new positive lifestyle change.

Later, when I became a mom, one of our children developed a food 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.  It was a game changer.

Eventually, I switched careers and started writing and teaching about home cooking, meal planning and fresh whole foods. 

Today, many home cooks lack food knowledge and confidence in the kitchen, just 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  desire to cook nourishing meals at home.

That’s why I write the Recipes To The Rescue Blog, Newsletter and created the Cooking Reboot online courses.  They're enjoyable and relatable for the everyday home cook and teach habits and skills that can easily become part of a healthy lifestyle. Learning the magic 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 joy into your home kitchen.