The Food Nanny meal planner consists of templates that allow someone to coordinate a shopping list, ingredients and meals. Liz Edmunds, the Food Nanny, elaborates on this technique in the books she has written and on her reality show of the same name.
Copies of the Food Nanny meal planner templates are available at TheFoodNanny.com. Food Nanny meal suggestions are available at PalmerPletsch.com, the website of the company that publishes Edmonds' Food Nanny books. Categorized by type of meal and course, the list also includes condiments, side dishes, breads and afterschool snacks.
The actual Food Nanny meal plan contains meal themes by day. Mondays are for comfort foods, Tuesdays are Italian night, Wednesdays are meatless nights or a night of breakfast for supper. Approximately 15 to 20 meals are suggested for each night.
The meal plan emphasizes healthy, high-quality but inexpensive ingredients and easy preparation, and some recipes are geared toward alternative cooking techniques, such as slow-cooker recipes. Each meal corresponds to a recipe located in "The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner."
Planning ahead and using dinner theme nights, according to the Food Nanny, eliminates the guesswork and unfocused efforts that result in lackluster and unhealthy meals or no meals at all. With the Food Nanny's meal and shopping list templates, anyone can shop with greater purpose, purchase ingredients that are useful for multiple meals, save money and time, and serve a healthy, delicious meal night after night.