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The picture above truly shares my thrill of being on the air with Helen Raptis, the host of Portland’s longest running talk show, AM Northwest. She makes her guests feel as though they are just in a conversation with her and her curiosities and comments are honest. In the moment shown above, I have just mentioned the concept of welcoming in one comfort meal into our weekly routine, in this case it was pasta, and she shares I am talking her language of favorite foods. Be sure to click here or on the image to view the entire six minute segment.
But what is the segment about, you may be asking?
During the summer of 2016 I shared what I compiled and found to be a simplified, yet quality driven approach to the weekly grocery and menu planning. The Capsule Menu, much like a Capsule Wardrobe, is created to maximize the outcome (our health, energy levels and quality of life), while streamlining the process thus simplifying our days.
I was absolutely ecstatic to be able to share on the air this concept and discussed in detail (along with all of the grocery items) my weekly Spring Capsule Menu. As you can see above, there are seasonal produce items, as well as staples and it adheres to the Capsule Menu Approach:
- 2-3 versatile proteins
- 3-4 vegetables (2/3 low starch, 1/3 high starch)
- 2-3 healthy whole grains
- 1-2 desserts
- 1-2 breakfasts
- snacks (fiber & protein based)
- 1 comfort meal
The grocery bill for all of the items above (some are épicerie items to restock and would not be purchased each week), shopping for two people cost $100. Below are a few images of the recipes included in the Spring Capsule Menu that were shared on the show.
I sincerely believe in the Capsule Menu approach, and while I am always tweaking, I have found it focuses my shopping, eliminates or significantly reduces unnecessary shopping and produce that might go unused and saves me money while enabling me to eat well with optimal flavor.
~Check out the full segment on KATU’s AM Northwest here.
~Download the Spring Capsule Menu, complete with the recipes discussed in the segment and when I schedule them throughout the week (free to download the pdf).
~Link to the dress I wore on the show, DVF’s Fall 2017 Midi Wrap Dress
Have a look at past segments below:
~Afternoon Live: One Resolution at a Time: Building a Life of Quality
~AM Northwest: Signs You’re Moving in the Right Direction
~AM Northwest: My Fall Capsule Wardrobe and How to Create Your Own
~Afternoon Live: How to Welcome Simplicity Back Into Your Life
~Afternoon Live: Simplifying Weekly Routines
~Afternoon Live: Talking Wine, Cheese & Money
~Afternoon Live: 3 Ways to Make 2017 Your Year
~Afternoon Live: Talking Simply Luxurious Living