In addition to training for my second half marathon, my goal is to complete my first sprint triathlon by the end of this year. Training, working full time and caring for kids sometimes (if not always) make meal planning a challenge. So far, we have managed to cook most of our meals during the week. We simply plan at least two days ahead what our meal options are. Initially, it was rather funny for my family to start thinking of meals ahead of time, but it reduces a great amount of stress when you know what your kids will eat in a few hours as oppose to scrambling to cook a meal with cranky hungry kids hovering over you as you cook. As part of this months' heart healthy theme, we are celebrating Valentine's Day by making our own organic pink lemonade (with strawberries, grapes, lemon and water). We are also planning to make our own valentine's day cards. We use recycled red construction paper and cut/glue images from print advertisements onto our homemade cards. Here is an example of one of our homemade valentines (using an image from a print ad).
You can use print advertisements (Sunday editions tend to contain the most print ads) for many other holiday celebrations as well (Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.).