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My Virtual Trip Around The World

Cooking has always been one of my favorite pastimes. However, for many years, my cooking skills were limited only to those dishes that I was used to eating on a regular basis. A few years ago I decided to expand my horizons and challenged myself to learn a new dish from around the world each week. I am proud to say that I completed that challenge and learned a lot along the way. Today, I have decided to start this blog as a way to not only honor my accomplishment, but to share with the rest of the world everything that I learned about international cuisine.


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Benefits Of Weekly Meal Plan Subscriptions

by Sue Holmes

Between school drop-offs and pick-ups, after-school sports and activities, homework and working, it may be challenging to find time to prepare a healthy dinner for your family every night. The good news is that if you join a weekly meal plan subscription, you can make nutritious meals no matter how busy life gets. 

If you're unsure if a meal plan subscription will work for your family, most companies offer a one- or two-week trial period to test it out. If you decide that the plan isn't for you, you won't be charged. 

When customizing your meal plan, you'll first choose how many family members you have, and then pick your food preferences. For instance, there are meat-free plans available for vegans and vegetarians, as well as gluten-free options for those with celiac disease.

Other meal plan variations may include low-carb, budget-friendly, fast and simple, keto, diabetic, heart-healthy, and paleo foods. After picking your plan and joining the subscription service, you'll begin receiving weekly boxes filled with meat, seafood, herbs, spices, and fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as recipe cards for easy preparation. 

Here are some other benefits of joining a weekly meal plan subscription.

1. Guaranteed Healthy Meals 

Since you handpick exactly the types of meals you want to serve your family, you know that the boxes will contain delicious and nutritious foods each week. All of the ingredients you need to whip up the dinners are included in the box, so you don't have to worry about making last-minute grocery store runs when you're short on time.

Less market trips may also save you money, since you won't be tempted to buy items that you don't need, such as sweets and snacks, when you're hungry. 

2. Avoid Overeating 

Since all of the ingredients are in the exact proportions that you need to cook the meal, you won't have to worry about overeating. The pre-portioned food will also take the guesswork out of how many calories you're consuming if you're watching your weight. 

3. Less Fast-Food Stops

After a long tiring, day, you may be tempted to just go through a fast food restaurant drive-through rather than defrost, chop, dice and prep fresh meats and produce to prepare a meal. If you know that all of the dinner ingredients are ready for you simply to throw in a pan or oven, you'll be less likely to pick up unhealthy food for your family.