Healthy Meal Exchange

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When life gets too busy or stressful, taking the time to plan and cook healthy meals every day can be a huge challenge. It can be incredibly helpful to have healthy homemade meals ready to reheat in your freezer for those especially busy days. A fun way make this happen and have a variety of healthy meals is through a Healthy Meal Exchange!

All you need is 3-4 friends who share an interest in healthy eating and you could end up with a month’s worth of delicious and nutritious meals!

Here’s how it works:

Each member of the group prepares a bulk amount (16 portions for a 4-person group or 15 portions for a 3-person group) of a balanced meal that follows the Healthy Plate Model. If you are creating the group with people who have not had bariatric surgery, remember their balanced plate looks a bit different than yours. We recommend you set up the program to provide ½ plate protein, ¼ plate starch and ¼ plate vegetables if you have had bariatric surgery. Make sure you follow safe food handling practices and use re-usable containers to package the food. All that’s left is to meet up with your group members to swap meals!

Check out this link for detailed instructions for a seamless meal exchange.