In the Bender Kitchen: 5 P’s for Planning and Preparing Healthy Meals


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – After having 3 children, mom Mia Moran was determined to get healthy and lose weight.

Mia’s 5 P’s for Planning & Preparing Healthy Meals

Purpose: Let something bigger than the food motivate you – healthy kids, better planet, longer life, etc.

  • Plan: Set aside some time to plan your meals for the following week and make sure to make a grocery run so you’re fully stocked.
  • Play: There are endless variations of fresh, seasonal ingredients to enjoy. Check out your local farmer’s market with the family and play and experiment with new fruits and veggies.
  • Pattern: Develop a rhythm in your daily schedule that includes meal prep time
  • Participation: Have the family, especially the kids, help out.


Check out a great smoothie recipe in the video above. For more great recipes and tips head to

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