~ Meal plaNning Basics ~


Do you find yourself grappling each night with what to make for dinner?  

Are you exhausted from winging it?  From having to cook from zero after a long day?  

Tied of spending too much of your energy & money finding meals that will make your family happy?    

It's exhausting!  

I know this hamster wheel SO WELL.  I'm chasing a 3-year old, running a business, and striving to be present for my partner.  I don't feel like I'm doing anything 100%, and often making dinner is the last thing I want to do.  

So, what I know AND experience every day is that solid, smart meal planning strategies can take you from dreading the kitchen to having easy and healthy options to grab for any meal of the day. This doesn’t require gourmet culinary mastery or making everything from scratch!  


When it comes to feeding ourselves, flying by the seat of our pants gets:

  1. Expensive

  2. Repetitive (We eat the same thing over and over!)

  3. Unhealthy

  4. Stressful

What if you could easily meal prep in advance so dinner takes 15 minutes instead of an hour and a half.  

What if you could quickly assemble whole food meals that offer flexibility both for busy schedules and for picky eaters? 

What if these strategies could save you money?   

Look.  I am a chef.  I am comfortable in the kitchen, and there are nights that we eat frozen meals from Trader Joe's.  It's called life, and in life shit happens.  

While I'm running around chasing a to do list like the rest of you, I have also been teaching hundreds of folks like yourself how to meal plan.  I have worked one-on-one with over 50 private clients to support their making sustainable changes to their diets by elevating their culinary skills, planning to eat, and building healthy, solid pantries.

Yeah, yeah.  But stuff always comes up!  

My philosophy - Plans are made.  Plans have to adapt.  How do I navigate then?  

I work from a well stocked pantry, a fist full of easy, whole food recipes, and I have learned how to stock my freezer with "meals on the fly".  

This is what I can teach you!  Join me . . . 

We will cover how to:

  • Prep in advance for easy weekday meals rather than cooking from zero each night;

  • Build a pantry that serves you and makes cooking easy;

  • Shop for the right mix of fresh produce to prevent waste;

  • Make the best use of your time in the kitchen with restaurant prep strategies;

  • Utilize overlapping ingredients that save you time and money;

  • Stop the overwhelm and calculate how much you actually need to cook

This has been so helpful! Seriously, my pantry is so well stocked that I can get a hint of a new recipe and pretty much execute with buying minimal groceries. I can’t believe I didn’t have this resource before.
— Penny W.

Workshop Details:

Join me at the French Broad Co-Op on Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm.

The workshop will run 90 minutes, and we will enjoy a light vegetarian tasting meal at the end. You will go home with recipes, and with a template for structuring your weekly meal prep.

Purchase tickets below. Co-op members receive a $10 discount.

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About Nancy Campbell:  Nancy is a culinary nutritionist who has combined her 10+ years in the restaurant business with her M.Sc of Nutrition & Integrative Health to transform how her clients operate in the kitchen.  Between shifting what they eat, how they plan for meals, and when they cook, Nancy's clients experience shifts that go beyond a reduction of symptoms or a slimmer waistline.  They shift their relationship to cooking, which shifts their relationship to food, which perpetuates sustainable lifestyle change.  

Nancy, I am really glad I held out and worked with you! You just exude a love for what you do, and a really fierce commitment to sharing your knowledge, your passion for food and cooking, and your belief that people can grow out of old patterns that do not serve. In short, you rock!
— E.T.
Since taking your class in July, I have not had to buy my lunch once at work...I’ve only bought it here and there when buying lunch with a friend. I was just starting to feel a little cooking fatigue and was trying to think of what to do about it, so this is perfect.
— Erin S.