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Clean Eating Jump Start Guide

Complete the 7 day challenge with the Jump Start Guide. Includes:
  • Clean Eating Overview
  • Weekly Meal Plan Outline
  • Seven Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast Recipes
 
 

Jon Acuff Brought Dinner Back!

Jon AcuffJon Acuff is one of many Dads around the world who is acutely aware of food- even if he doesn’t cook (ok…. he did one time!) And while he is keenly aware that the way to a heart is through the stomach…. he and his wife, Jenny, live out that a crucial way to connect to each other and to their two young daughters is around the dinner table. This past week, we enjoyed the last post of Jon’s dinner challenge to his family, to us and to his readers…

My E-Mealz Story

Confession time.  I’ve never really been a good household manager.  As a young working wife, I could quite efficiently handle the day-to-day dealings of taking care of “he and me.”  Yet, when babies started arriving – 1, 2, 3 and…

Behind The Scenes at “Better Nashville” Taping

When Kacy Hagerty – host of popular NBC show “Better Nashville” – contacted us wanting to profile one of our members in a feature about dinner planning, budgeting and grocery shopping, we knew exactly who to ask! Kimberly Thomas is one of our most ardent supporters and menu plan followers. Her life works well, and her family finds a regular connection around the dinner table with her E-Mealz plan in hand. She loves to share E-Mealz with her friends and anyone she encounters who express frustration with grocery budgeting and meal planning… I was there to document and encourage Kimberly. But as it was, Kimberly and Kacy encouraged me! They were both amazing, articulate and enthusiastic. I thought you would enjoy a view behind the scenes. Here is a glimpse of the day…

Jon Acuff is Bringing Dinner Back! Week #2: Better dinners through bigger stories.

Today marks the end of week two of the dinner challenge. (You can read about the first week “Dinner Unplugged” right here.) This week, we decided to mix it up a little and in addition to eating together, add a “family game” to the mix. My five-year-old will crush you at UNO given the chance so we tend to avoid that particular game. Here’s what we ended up doing instead.

Jon Acuff’s New Idea~ “I’m bringing dinner back.”

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that Jon Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like, was about to launch a “wicked” crazy idea he has been tossing around in his brain-on-fire. Well… here it is! This is an excerpt from today’ post on his blog.

“Sometimes, I think our culture views having dinner together as a family as something that’s “old fashioned.” That might have worked for Norman Rockwell and Little House on the Prairie, but those butter churning, corn cobb pipe whittlin’ days are long behind us. The modern family is too busy to connect at the table like that anymore.” Jon Acuff