Back to Basics Meal Plan

Our Family-Friendly 3-Week Healthy Meal Plan with Chocolate treats includes 3 Weekly meal plan calendars and over 30 healthy, kid-approved recipes! Plus BONUS items: 3 detailed weekly grocery lists, weekly time and cost saving tips, and access to ETC’s private community group! *All recipes are Nutritionist Approved!

Seasonal Meal Plans


Over 30 healthy, family-friendly recipes including a meal plan calendar and grocery list template. Our Fall Favorites ebook is filled with meals made with autumn produce, several slow cooker meals, and warm dishes your family will love! All recipes are nutritionist and kid approved!


Monthly Meal Plan Membership
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Every month, get 10 NEW recipes that neatly fit into our nutritionist- approved meal plan formula. Recipes include breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and chocolate treats! All are family-friendly, have been kid-tested, and ETC Nutritionist approved! Let us make your meal plannning easier!

$5.97 monthly

Healthy Meal Plans. Chocolate Encouraged.

We currently offer three ways to help you plan and make healthy meals every day.

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 Meal Plan FAQ’S


Our original Back to Basics Family Friendly 3 Week Healthy Meal Plan with Chocolate Treats = $19.97.

Our Seasonal Meal Plans = $14.97. We released our Fall Favorites Meal Plan in the fall of 2016.

Our Monthly Meal Plan Membership = $5.97 monthly!
The 12 Month Yearly Membership = $64.48

Our 30 Day ETC Online Meal Planning Course = $59.00


All Eat the Chocolate recipes are made and tested in our own kitchens and must pass the taste test of our spouses, children, and families. Recipes are also approved by Eat the Chocolate Nutritionist, Lynne Hutchison. In addition, Lynne created our signature Eat the Chocolate Meal Plan Formula, specifically designed to provide a model for a healthy eating pattern. The goal of the meal plan formula is to promote healthy weight maintenance and reduce the risk of weight-related chronic disease. The formula also serves as a guide for meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Each recipe fits this formula and is categorized by the following notations:

We love teaching this simple, nutritionist and busy-mom approved meal plan formula!

To learn more about our formula as well as how to become the master of your own healthy meal plans, be sure to join in our next online 30-Day Eat the Chocolate Meal Planning course.

Included in every meal plan are our signature time-saving recipes and Kid Alternatives!


We try our best! Each Eat the Chocolate recipe is labeled using the Food Preferences abbreviations shown below to help guide you on the path to allergen-free meal planning.

Additionally, many of our recipes can also be easily adapted to meet your allergy/food preference needs by making simple ingredient substitutions. We hope that you can use our simple and effective meal plan formula, recipes, and grocery lists to make the substitutions necessary to fit you and your family’s needs.

If you need additional assistance making appropriate allergen-free alternatives to our recipes, join the online 30-Day Eat the Chocolate Meal Planning Course and receive personalized guidance from our Eat the Chocolate Nutritionist, Lynne Hutchison, to learn how to make simple and delicious allergen-free adaptations to almost any recipe!

Disclaimer: All information presented in this meal plan is for informational purposes only. This plan has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This plan is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and is not intended to substitute or replace any medical treatment. Please seek the advice of a healthcare professional for your specific health concerns. Individual results may vary.


As moms and health & fitness professionals, we are incredibly familiar with hectic schedules, emotional eating, and putting ourselves on the back burner as we care for everyone else. Let’s face it, it’s hard to take back control when we feel like we’re in survival mode most days!

Even though we want better health and good nutrition for ourselves and our families, too many of us give up before we even get started. We aren’t sure where to start. We fear our kids (and/or spouses) will turn up their noses at our attempts at healthy recipes. We worry that eating healthy is too complicated for our family’s busy schedule. We fear feeling deprived of the foods we crave.

We know these fears and worries. We live them too. Everyday. But we also know, from our own changes and the families we’ve worked with over the years, that being healthy doesn’t have to be overwhelming and complicated. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Small changes can have big impacts. You don’t have to go it alone.

Most of all, we know that feeling deprived won’t work. That’s how we came up with our name – Eat the Chocolate – to remind ourselves that we can be healthy and still have room for foods we love. Especially chocolate.

All of our recipes, meal plans and courses follow our motto: Be healthy most of the time. Stay active. Love yourself. And #eatthechocolate.

Our Guiding Principles:

All of our healthy recipes, meal plans, and courses are busy-mom and kid-approved. Plus, they are also backed by our Eat the Chocolate Nutritionist to ensure that health and balance are maintained in each recipe and meal plan.*

We believe in these core principles:
1. Eat healthy most of the time (80/20). This is a lifestyle, not a quick fix diet.
2. Cut back on processed foods and eat more whole foods.
3. Have a plan each week to save time, money and sanity at meal time.
4. Enjoy occasional chocolate each week, guilt free!

*We strive to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


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All information presented in our meal plans are for informational purposes only. Our meal plans have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and they are not intended to substitute or replace any medical treatment. Please seek the advice of a healthcare professional for your specific health concerns. Individual results may vary.