Monday, May 27, 2019

Meal Planning Made Simple

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Learn how to cook healthy, flavourful meals with your busy life

Hi, I’m Kirsten

My passion for cooking started as a little girl. I remember sitting on the counter as my aunt and grandmother made meringues.

In fifth grade, I took cooking classes from a Le Cordon Bleu chef called Auntie K. She taught me how to make French toast, choux pastry and pizza dough. And in high school, my favorite subject was hospitality studies.

5 years ago, I got married to the coolest guy on the planet. I started to cook more often. But soon I got bored of cooking the same dinners every week and I bought a few cookbooks to give me some fresh ideas.

After a few months of cooking those recipes, I noticed that my jeans weren’t fitting the way they used to. I had picked up about 10 pounds (5kg) from trying to cook better food.

That led to me trying out a bunch of diets. I did everything from Whole30 to low fat. I even weighed all my food for a few months. And I hated it.

I felt so discouraged because there was this huge gap between the body I wanted to have and the food I wanted to eat. I looked for meal plans online to find a better way. All included steamed chicken with boiled broccoli and brown rice. Few people can sustain that diet for the rest of their life.

In 2015, I qualified as a nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition, one of the most respected organizations in the world. I learned the science behind losing weight and keeping it off in the long term. I started studying the science of habits too.

I combined my love for cooking with my knowledge of nutrition. That’s when everything clicked.

Kirsten van Schalkwyk (Radiant Body Co)
Sunday brunch looks like this in our house now
Here’s what I have for lunch on a typical Tuesday

I work full-time as a marketing manager for a tech startup and I’m building Radiant Body on nights and weekends. It’s important to me to spend time with my husband and still meet up with my friends. I try to go to the gym often and I’m learning how to surf. My life is super busy.

But by using the tools & tricks I’ve found, I still cook nourishing food at home almost every night. And I love hearing my husband tell me that dinner was amazing.

I’m not perfect. And I’m not a trained chef either. But I love sharing as I learn new techniques and tips.

I created Radiant Body to show you:

  • Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland or boring
  • Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore
  • You can have fun and be confident in the kitchen
(Where I was in Bali last year).

How To Make a Delicious Healthy Breakfast in 5 Minutes

“My mornings are crazy busy. I usually have a cup of coffee and run out the door.” Sound familiar?

Get the quick berry smoothie recipe I use to make a healthy breakfast every single morning.

The 7-Part Meal Planning Made Simple Course

Learn how to use meal planning to fit eating healthy into your busy life

This free 7-part course will give you an easy system to plan and cook nourishing meals even if you can’t spend hours in the kitchen. You’ll also get the exact templates I use to plan my meals every week.

Learn how to use meal planning to fit eating healthy into your busy life

This free 7-part course will give you an easy system to plan and cook nourishing meals even if you can’t spend hours in the kitchen. You’ll also get the exact templates I use to plan my meals every week.

What’s Inside

Lesson 1

Why is it so hard to decide what’s for dinner?

Lesson 2

5 Common meal planning mistakes to avoid

Lesson 3

How to create a meal planning habit that sticks

Lesson 4

Start planning healthy meals in 4 easy steps + a printable balanced meal planner

Lesson 5

How to plan your weekly menu + a printable weekly menu planner

Lesson 6

Grocery shopping tips to save more and waste less + a freezer inventory template

Lesson 7

The smart way to approach #MealPrepSunday + a printable meal prep planner

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Kirsten Schalkwyk
Kirsten Schwarzer is a certified nutrition coach and passionate foodie.At Radiant Body Co. she teaches women how to cook simple whole food meals without spending hours in the kitchen.... you can contact her on: [email protected] or at [email protected]

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