Episode 40: Meal Planning

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Meal Planning Episode 40; Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show

Healthy meals while homeschooling? Yes, please! In Episode 40 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: Meal Planning, Stephanie Morrison and Christine Weller give us a glimpse into their kitchens and the lessons learned within their walls. Come hungry for knowledge—leave filled with wisdom!



“She rises while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.” (Proverbs 31:15)

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“God gave us the responsibility to take care of ourselves.” —Christine Weller

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Does your elementary student want to learn cooking basics? Fun with Cooking takes second through sixth-grade students from introductory-level cooking to more advanced food preparation techniques. In this twenty-eight-week course, students learn all about cooking and also explore nutrition, food safety, and food design. In addition, students explore ingredients from around the world and learn to make salads, salsa, ethnic dishes, and more.

Would you like to get the whole family involved in meal preparation? With this fourteen-week course, Whole Foods Cooking with Sue Gregg, the entire family can learn to cook together. The course includes cooking techniques, step-by-step photo demonstrations, informational printouts, and recipes. Students learn to prepare breakfasts, soups, finger foods, and main dishes. With a whole-foods approach, this course not only teaches cooking but also provides resource materials in health and nutrition.

Other courses on today’s topic that your family may enjoy: Home Economics, High School Home Economics, Breadmaking Devotional, and Foods and Food Production.

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New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here’s what you can look forward to next:  

  • 11/6/23: Episode 41—“Does Anyone but Me Care About This Chaos?” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
  • 11/13/23: Episode 42—“What if My Reader Is Delayed?” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Old Schoolhouse®
  • 11/20/23: Episode 43—“A Thanksgiving Unit Study” hosted by Christine Weller of 

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