Habits for Food Planning and Prepping


Peggy and Jenny’s Habits For Food Prepping and Planning – 070


In episode 70, Jenny and I are going to talk about our habits for food prepping and planning,  We are also going to share some of our favourite go to recipes and what we do in a pinch or when we need to get something to eat immediately!

In You Win or you Learn, my win is exercise related and Jenny’s learn is related to her meditation habit.

In “oh me likey” I’m loving a fun family based activity that John and I participated in this past weekend and Jenny is loving Lisa’s mailing list (which is also related to our food theme today)    


Tune in and Listen Below



What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


1:37: Intro

2:08: Jenny and I talk about our habits for food prepping and planning and we also share a few of our go to recipes and what we do in a pinch.

27:25: Oooh me likey:  This week I’m loving Halloween camping and Jenny’s loving a curated recipe list by her friend Lisa.

33:32: You Win or You Learn:  My win is exercise related and Jenny’s learn is related to her habit of meditating.

36:23: Outro      


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Peggy and Jenny


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App: Our Groceries

Recipe Inspo: Jenny’s friend (and listener of the podcast) Lisa has created this awesome weekly curated recipe resource.  Check it out!

Dr. Peggy’s Recipes:  Go here to find the recipes I mentioned on this episode as well as a bunch more that I’ve put up on the site over the years.

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Sweets and Beets

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Chicken Pot Pie 

Banana Muffins

Green Veggie Juice 

Leek and Potato Soup
3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
2 (white & light green parts only) leeks, thinly sliced
1 carrot, diced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme
1/4 tsp (1 mL) white pepper or pepper
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled & chopped
3 cups (750 mL) sodium-reduced chicken stock

In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute leeks, carrot, salt, thyme and pepper until softened, about 8 minutes.
Add potatoes, stock and 3 cups (750 mL) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly.
In batches in blender, puree soup until smooth; strain into clean pot and reheat gently.

Vegetable Chili
Chili seasoning packet
Can of corn
Can of red kidney beans OR black beans
Can of mushrooms
Can of diced tomatoes
Can of tomato paste
Can of baked beans
Can of chick peas

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

The Taj McColl (Our camping tent that is massive and awesome)

The Taj McColl






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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures. Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 6 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

Join them weekly to explore how to create healthy habits that stick on the journey to becoming better humans!



Until next time,


Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny