Meal Planning for Two

Recently, my husband came home from another deployment.  Since living in New Jersey, it is either 6 or 7, but I can’t remember.  Homecomings are always great, and since then we’ve had an incredible time together.

Getting back into a routine (for both of us),  takes a couple of weeks.  It’s a bit of challenge going from one person to two again in the house.  Things like making dinner for two or meal ideas change.  With my husband’s short but frequent deployments, I never quite get into a routine of making dinner for one or two.  We’ve learned to cook more together and you can see more from culinary lab.

Recently, I discovered Frelii which is a monthly subscription service that provides a customized exercise and dietary plan based on your personal needs.  This post is sponsored by Frelii, but all thoughts, and opinions are my own.

What is Frelii?

Frelii is a preventative medicine is designed to give the best options for a healthier lifestyle.  Preventative means it’s not meant to diagnose a health condition or concern.  It does not take the place of a doctor or medical professional.

Like with running shoes, every person is unique and different from one another. Frelii aims to provide people with the knowledge, recipes, and even products to leave healthier lives.

For many people that is losing weight or even gaining weight.  For my husband and I, it was to prepare meals that were best fitted to our needs both physically and mentally but not as a dieting program!  Frelii helps each person differently.

After filling out a short questionnaire, each Frelii member is made aware of any potential health hazards and risk factors in their life.

They tailor meal plans, foods, and the entire program to what will help lead to a more balanced life. There is even an option to purchase vitamins and supplements that help your specific needs.  As a public health major in college, I appreciate Frelii recommends people get their blood work done before buying vitamins/supplements.  It never supports anything in the place of a doctor.

It took about 20 minutes to the complete the survey but when I finished it listed one of my health hazards as mood and depression.  It was spot on, as I’ve talked openly about having both anxiety and college through college.

Just as they provide meal plans, Frelii also recommends exercise plans for those who want it.  Personally, I have stuck with the meal and recipe side because I do prefer that for running but it’s nice to know it’s out there!

The Meals:

By far my favorite component of Frelii is the meal plans and new recipes they provide.  There are a lot of new and fun recipes that I would have never thought twice to try but once they recommended them…I figured might as well!

Another thing, I appreciate about Frelii is how quick meals can be made.  I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and will also choose healthy, fast options, over the top dinners that take an hour or two to cook.  They are simple, easy, and affordable.  We could make time to spend an hour or two in the kitchen, we would instead make time for other things.

Here are a few meals we chose to make:

We’ve made several more and Frelii has a database of hundreds so there is something for everyone.

Peanut Pancakes Using Almond flour and Eggs:

Spinach, Kale, and Farmers Quiche

Roasted Cauliflower and Beets.

Before cooking cauliflower, I had one bad experience and never tried cooking it again.

roasted cauliflower and beets

Sausage and Spinach Pasta with Mozzarella

We’ve made several more and it’s been a fun and unique experience.  Thank you Frelii for sponsoring this post!

Questions for you:
How long on average do you spend to cook dinner?
If you or your spouse travels or is gone, do you find it difficult to get back into a routine?


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  1. Those meals look delicious. It’s hard to cook for one, but it’s also hard to cook for two when you are used to cooking for one. I need to explore some new recipes as I am getting bored with the same thing. I usually meal prep food on Saturday and Sunday whether that is making a batch of muffins or cooking chicken in the crockpot and having some vegetables cut up. It makes it easy to throw together a quick meal when I get home from work or to have things ready to prepare to bring to work for lunch and sometimes dinner.

  2. I enjoy cooking but still want fast and healthy as hours in the kitchen could instead be a run outside and a workout😀

  3. I used to make a regular recipe and then bring the leftovers for lunch or freeze them for another day. It made it great for the days I didn’t feel like cooking at all.

    1. I wish I was more into freezing foods, there are so many days I’m not into cooking anything!

  4. You had me sold as soon as you mentioned roasted cauliflower & beets. Two of my favorite veggies. I need something to guide me to healthy choices, and this sounds awesome.

  5. The Spinach, Kale and Farmers Quiche looks so amazing. It looks so yummy!

  6. I use to be so good a meal planning, but I’ve been slacking. My husband and I have been talking about doing it again. Thanks for the tips. I’m going to look up Frelii 🙂

    1. I feel as though I go through periods where I’m good about meal planning, then terrible so I get that!

  7. I am going on a serious healthy journey. I enjoy the kale, spinach quiche!

  8. Cooking for two can definitely be difficult. It is how our meals are done and we always have tons of leftovers it seems. This looks like it would be interesting.

  9. I swear it’s the hardest thing to cook for to people who eat opposite things. This might help.

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