Want to make your week days with the family EASIER and LESS STRESSFUL?

Imagine if making the school lunch boxes was just a matter of picking and packing from prepared items. Imagine that it takes you only minutes to get a meal ready for the family on a weeknight as you have prepped ahead of time.

You don’t just have to imagine this situation – Meal Prep Primer will make it a reality for you.

Meal Prep Primer is a three week course to help parents establish the habit of undertaking a weekly meal prep session to make feeding the family easier. Week days in family life can be very full – work, school, after school activities, homework, washing, cooking, tidying and the list goes on. You know taking a few hours over the weekend to undertake some meal prep will make your week days easier and you think this weekend I will do it! But before you know it is Sunday evening and you haven’t managed to prep one thing. Then Monday morning comes around and you are scrambling to put the school lunches together for the kids and yourself. Tuesday night you come in with the kids late after their training sessions and wish you had some prepped veggies to throw into the stir fry. Next week end you think to yourself, I will spend time prepping food so making a nutritious meal for the family will be quick and easy, but without a plan of action, the weekend slips by again.

Does this sound familiar to you? 

Hello there and thanks for your interest in the Meal Prep Primer Course! My name is Nicole Avery and I am:

  • A mum to five gorgeous kids
  • Founder of the popular parenting blog Planning With Kids
  • Creator of the Planned & Present E-course
  • Host of the This Family Life podcast

On top of this I love to run and eat well. To date I have completed five marathons, three half marathons, numerous obstacle course races and hit CrossFit sessions multiple times a week. My husband has completed two half iron mans, one full iron man, rides to work each day and still plays local footy and cricket. Our kids are all active and with three teenagers in the house, I am sure you can imagine the volume of food needed to cook up to keep everyone one well fed – yes it is a lot! To keep on top of feeding the family, many years ago I started spending some time on the weekend, prepping food for the week ahead. Even if it is was just one or two things, the difference this made during the week was huge. As I was rewarded each week for my efforts in the kitchen on the weekend, I began increasing the food I prepped. And the more weekly meal prep sessions I did, the better I became at it. The better I became at it, the less time it took me to do the sessions and the better we ate – win-win all around! In my Meal Prep Primer course I will teach you the process I have developed over these years. The course will:

  • save you time
  • save you money
  • save you stress through the week days
  • ensure your family eats well
  • allow you to enjoy meal time more with the family

The process taught in Meal Prep Primer is fluid and can be adapted to the needs and time constraints of your family. You will receive weekly plans for a period of three weeks which will outline exactly a plan for a weekly meal prep session, noting what to cook when, providing you with shopping lists and recipes. After that you will receive supporting emails with templates and guidance to help you keep up your new meal prep habit. If you are not an email person, you can access all the plans, shopping lists and recipes directly from the course website.

after the course You will be primed and ready to go to undertake your own weekly food prep sessions!

Meal prepping isn’t rocket science but it is about habit formation. It is about planning what you are going to do and then executing on that plan. To set a new habit sometimes you just need a starting point, something to get you on the right track and this is where Meal Prep Primer can help. Meal Prep Primer shows you how to plan effectively to spend time in the kitchen over the weekend and prep food that will make your week days easier. I know you will love Meal Prep Primer, but if for some reason you are unhappy I have a 30 day money back guarantee – no questions asked.

Be quick – a special bonus for you!

Sign up now and you will receive a free download of the Planning With Kids’ Lunch Box Recipe E-Book – The recipe e-book includes:

  • Over 25 gluten and nut free recipes
  • Tips for easier school lunches
  • Seasonal fruit and vegetables by month
  • Plus more!

This is valued at $14.95 and is yours for free if you sign up now!


If you would like to purchase a membership as a gift for a family member or friend, simply email nicole@planningwithkids.com and we can arrange for a voucher to be emailed to you or you the gift recipient.

What’s included!

Course content

Which includes:

  • A detailed video that teaches you the meal prep process you will follow in the email series. You can watch this video at any time and it can be watched on site or downloaded in MP4 or MP3 format.
  • All lists, templates and resource available to download at any time.
Email Series

A comprehensive email series made up of:

  • 3 weekly detailed plans, with instructions to follow and lists to use so you can undertake a weekly meal prep session.
  • 3 further weeks of supporting emails with templates and guidance to help you keep up your new meal prep habit.
Useful lists

Additional resources to help you with your meal prep:

  • Recommended items – a list of the items I use most frequently to assist my weekly prep.
  • Family friendly recipes  – a list of easy to make tried and tested family friendly recipes which, are particularly suited to meal prep sessions.

What other families have to say!

“I got some great prep done! A big batch of coleslaw that’s keeping me going through the week for my lunches. Plus while we were unpacking the shopping, we emptied the bottom few centimetres of the cereal tupperware containers into a giant bowl and made muesli muffins. They doubled as dessert that night, then school morning teas. It feels so good to be on track. Getting so much more done, and feeling like I’m more in control :).”Kate

“Having that extra bit of prep done makes it much more likely that the food will be used when I’d intended. And having the lunch box veggies cut up and a homemade muffin or slice in the freezer makes lunches less painful to prepare and healthier.”Sarah


“Really love it and everything has been well received. I worked about an hour from home today and so put on the slow cooked the beef and broccoli before I left. It was so good to have it basically done when I got home. It meant the kids where fed, bathed and ready for bed at a reasonable hour. Made me feel like super woman!”Anita



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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to sign an ongoing payment contract?

No. There is a one off  payment for the course for which you will receive life time access to the materials and any updates that are made to the course.

Is there a guarantee for this course?

Yes! I know you will love Meal Prep Primer, but if for some reason you are unhappy I have a 30 day money back guarantee – no questions asked.

What equipment do I need to do Meal Prep Primer?

You will need a computer or device to watch the video on. For this you will also need access to the internet. However you can download all the videos/audio/PDFs onto your computer and play them back at a time convenient for you without requiring the internet.