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This is the Year You'll Meal-Plan with Success (See How!)

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Whole Foods called it: 2017 will be the year of mindful meal-planning (also black tahini and tonics and...the color purple?)

The Ingredient No One Knows What To Do With (Yet)

The Ingredient No One Knows What To Do With (Yet) by Sarah Jampel

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Trying not to get distracted by the thought of an all-purple diet, let's return to meal-planning, something practical and wise and we all wish we could be a little better at. Whole Foods says, "People aren’t just asking themselves what they’d like to eat, but also how meals can stretch their dollar, reduce food waste, save time and be healthier."

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This is something our founders, Amanda and Merrill, feel very passionately about, so much so that they wrote a book with a game plan for getting there (and really delicious recipes).

So to get you on your way to mindful meal-planning, we've compiled some resources for you (we're sorry we can't send you a book). Below is a video that explains how the plans in A New Way to Dinner work, and the kind of food you'll expect to make (say hello to overnight roast pork). Then scroll on for more tips and tricks; there's also plenty more where they came from here.

Wishing you a year of happier, easier, more varied meals!

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Here are some recipes, meals, and ideas to get you started:

25 (Actually Easy) Ways to Prep for Dinner Before You Leave for Work

25 (Actually Easy) Ways to Prep for Dinner Before You Lea... by Sarah Jampel

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10 Recipes to Mix and Match for a Week's Worth of Meals

10 Recipes to Mix and Match for a Week's Worth of Meals by Mei Chin

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A Dog Pile of Spicy-Sweet Squash & Cheese (Dive In!)

A Dog Pile of Spicy-Sweet Squash & Cheese (Dive In!) by Sarah Jampel

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How to Spin Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder into 6 Winter Meals

How to Spin Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder into 6 Winter Meals by Michelle McKenzie

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Why You Should Stockpile Rice in Your Freezer

Why You Should Stockpile Rice in Your Freezer by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

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Make More Creamed Greens than You Think You Need (Your Dinners Will Thank You)

Make More Creamed Greens than You Think You Need (Your Di... by Lindsay-Jean Hard

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20 Breakfasts You Can Start (or Make Entirely) the Night Before
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20 Breakfasts You Can Start (or Make Entirely) the Night Before
12 Recipes to Make Tonight & Turn into Something Brand New Tomorrow

12 Recipes to Make Tonight & Turn into Something Brand Ne... by Sarah Jampel

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Straight from the Freezer, a Speedy Shortcut to Better Weeknight Meals

Straight from the Freezer, a Speedy Shortcut to Better We... by Sarah Jampel

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Tell us: What gets in your way of successful meal planning?