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The time is now! It's time to take back dinner! . . . . . Skip the 'fast food' … do FRESH food, FAST! . . . . . It's time to "Ditch the Drive-Thru!"


“Ditch the Drive-Thru!”

~ Nutrition Education for a Future Generation ~


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You really CAN make a delicious, nutritious meal

in less time (and for LESS money!) than the drive-thru!


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We’re so glad you’re here!


My  guess  is  that  if  you’ve  found  us,  you  are  probably  feeling  overworked,  over-tired,  over-stressed, overweight, and  overwhelmed…  sound  familiar?


Think  it  costs  too  much  to  eat  healthy  foods? 

Are  you  too  tired  at  the  end  of  the  day  to  even  think  about  dinner?

Think  fast  food  is  the  best  option  for  your  family  tonight?   Think  again!


It’s  time  to  “Ditch the Drive-Thru!”  and  take  back  dinner!  You  absolutely  CAN  make  a  delicious,  nutritious  meal  that  your  family  will  eat  and  love  in  less  time  than  it  takes  to  go  thru  the  drive-thru!








Successful Weight Loss for “Real Life”

By Debbi Kennedy






Some of the things this book will teach you…

• How to stop living in the “Cycle of Sabotage” and finally

   experience the “Cycle of Success”!

• What it takes to make a meal in 15 minutes or less!

• 10 Rules to help you “Ditch the Drive-Thru!”

• “Time Saving Tools” to help you get dinner on the table quickly.

As an added bonus, we’ve also included…

• Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Desserts!

• Your own Grocery Shopping List to copy and take to the store!


  All this delicious, nutritious information for only $12.00! +S&H

(That’s the cost of just two large Combo Meals at a drive-thru!)

It will pay for itself the first time you “Ditch the Drive-Thru!”

and make your first meal at home!


Looking for more help to get meals on your table?



With  our  “Mix ‘n Match”  Monthly  Menu  you  will  have  all  the  ingredients  you  need  to  get  dinner  on  the   table  in  about  12-15  minutes!  Really!   We  have  everything  from  Italian  to  Chinese,  and  Teriyaki  Burgers to Fish Tacos…  all  in  less  time  than  you  can  pick  it  up  at  the  drive-thru!  We’ve included recipes, directions, and shopping lists to help you save  fat, calories, and cash… and  enjoy  a meal  at  home  with  your  family  around  the  dinner  table. 


(By  the  way,  that’s  the  big  wooden  thing  with  legs  in  your  Dining  Room  that’s  been  converted  to  a  desk  piled up  with  the  bills  and  homework!) 


It’s  time  to  unbury  our  kitchen  table  and  take  back  dinner!   And  with  a  little  help,  YOU  can  make  it  happen!


The time is now!  For  yourself,  for  your  wallet,  for  your  waistline,  and  especially  for  your  children…

It’s time to “Ditch the Drive-Thru!”




Please  make  sure  you  take  a  moment  to  read  our  Mission  Statement  and  the  “About Me”  page.   They  are  the heart  of  why  I  do  what  I  do!   Then click on the  Monthly Menu link  to  get  your  menu download  and  start  cooking!



Go Grab your Mix ‘n Match Meals ~ Monthly Menu!


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  1. Phillip

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    • Ditch the Drive-Thru!

      Hi there, and thanx so much for your comment! You can click on the QR code on our “Welcome Page” to go right to our Facebook page to LIKE us, and stay up-to-date with the latest “Ditch the Drive-Thru!” news. Also, check in every Tuesday afternoon for our “Recipe of the Week”, where we post an easy and delicious recipe to help inspire you to make a healthy meal during the week! Thanx, and happy cooking! =)

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    • Ditch the Drive-Thru!

      Hello! Thanx so much for stopping by our website! I’m so glad to hear that the word about “Ditch the Drive-Thru!” is spreading… in fact, if you click on the spinning globe on our website, you can actually see that we’ve had visitors from all around the world! It’s SO cool! You can also follow us on Facebook, and Twitter: @ditchthedrvthru Please visit us again soon, and continue to tell your friends! Thanx!

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    • Ditch the Drive-Thru!

      Thanx so much for your comment! I agree with you, and I love my website, too! The template is available through WordPress. I am new to the ‘wonderful world of websites’, and they have a very user-friendly format that allows me to choose my template and then blog with the best of them! Most importantly, I have THE best web guy EVER! MobiLocalBiz… has taught me everything I know. I would not be where I am without him!

      I hope you’ll come back and visit us again!

      Debbi =)

  5. Anonymous

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    • Ditch the Drive-Thru!


      Yes, please share our website with ALL your family and friends! If you click on the globe on our Welcome Page, you can see all the people around the world who have logged on to our site! I love it! I get very excited to see how many people around the world are starting to “Ditch the Drive-Thru!” and it’s people like you who help us continue to spread our message. Thanx!

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    • Ditch the Drive-Thru!

      Thank you for your comment! I do love my website, and we have worked long and hard to customize it and make it stand out. I use a template from WordPress, and I have found their format to be very user-friendly. They have many, fantastic templates for any kind of webpage you want, and each one comes with the options to customize it and make it your own. I do have to mention, though, that I have a fantastic web guy who has taught me everything I know, and it is always helpful to have expertise in your corner! Happy blogging, and come back and visit us again soon!

  7. Kelly

    how can i get the info from good day /

  8. brie

    Hi Debbi!

    Can you please send me the menu and shopping list from the good day segment? I look forward to trying this!!


  9. Yvonne Sundstrom

    Please email me a copy of the 4 weeks of meals under$200. I saw on GoodDay Sacramento.

    • DitchTheDrive-Thru

      Hi Yvonne!

      I will be happy to email you a copy of our Good Day Sac menu… 4 Weeks in 4 Hours! Just FYI… there are no step-by-step directions yet, only the menu and the shopping list. We will upload them to the website as soon as they are finished. Thanx for stopping by, and congratulations on your quest to “Ditch the Drive-Thru!”

      Debbi =)

  10. Rhonda

    Hey Debbi I have been checking daily to see if the menu or grocery list and recipes are available. I would also like to get on the list when these are available.

  11. Rosalina

    Hi Debbi

    I’m looking forward to making all those great meals that you and Julissa had made, I bet it was alot of fun. Plus saving cash will be very helpful, but I can’t find them on, I would love to have them. Please let me know how to get them. Thank you Rosalina

    • DitchTheDrive-Thru

      Hi Rosalina…

      Oh my goodness! =) We had SO much fun, but it was a lot of work! (We actually made 17 meals in 2 hours of cooking time! Craaazy!!) Stay tuned to Good Day Sacramento during the 9:00 hour to see the taste-testing in the coming weeks. They will be cooking the meals and trying them out in the studio… yum!

      We don’t have the menu uploaded to the website yet, but I will be happy to email it to you. I’m still working on trying to respond to all the email requests! It’s been a busy weekend! Thanx for stopping by our website, and congratulations on your quest to “Ditch the Drive-Thru!” Happy cooking!

      Debbi =)

  12. Rhonda

    Hi Debbi I also have been checking daily and still nothing. Would you please add me to your list.
    Thanx :o)

  13. Cameron

    I was just cking on getting the email sent to me regarding the gorcery list and receipes please:) wondering if I could get asap I want to go shopping today:) thanks so looking forward to doing this with the family:) thanks for all y0u do:)

  14. Lisa Wilhelm

    Can you send it to me as well! Thanks, Lisa

  15. michelle meade

    Hi Debbi, I know you are probably going through some growing pains, but I wanted you to know that all of the links on the main page under “Ditch the Drive through News” don’t go to anything they say. I am looking forward to the easy receipes and the quick dinner ideas. thanks!

    • admin

      Hi Michelle!

      Thanx for your comment! We are still in the beginning stages of getting everything up and running. I am working (diligently!) on getting that content up on our site asap! Thanx for your patience, and keep checking back in for more great meal ideas!

      Debbi =)

  16. Kelly

    I would also like the info about the meals from the news this morning

  17. Mary Shisler

    I also was looking for what was featured on this morning’s show. I went ahead and purchased the former menu plan and like it, but noticed it didn’t have the same meals you were making today (no beef stew on the one I have). I’ve done this before but am always anxious for new ideas!

    • admin

      Hello Mary!

      Thanx for downloading our menu! I think that you will find it to be a helpful tool in planning your monthly meals!

      We haven’t had a chance to upload our new menu yet, but I am happy to email it to you! The step-by-step directions will be uploaded to the website as soon as they are completed, so keep checking in! I will send you the menu and the shopping list that we used for our segment.

      Thanx so much, and keep on cooking!

      Debbi =)

  18. Dawn Correll Cruz

    Hi can you email me the menu and shopping list I love that idea thanks

    • admin

      Hi Dawn!

      I would be happy to email those to you! We are working on getting the step-by-step directions up on the website, but I can send the menu and shopping list. Glad you love the idea, and congratulations on your quest to “Ditch the Drive-Thru!”

      Debbi =)

  19. jessica nieto

    Hey debbi im super interested in the menu and the grocery list that i saw today on the news it would really help me and my crazy life

    • admin

      Hi Jessica…

      Totally understand about a crazy life! That menu has not been uploaded to the website yet, but I’ll be happy to email it to you! Just to let you know, we do not have the step-by-step directions yet, only the menu and the shopping list. We will upload the directions as soon as I can get them done… it’s been a really busy February so far!

      Thanx, and congrats on your quest to “Ditch the Drive-Thru!”

      Debbi =)

  20. Susie Gier

    Looking for the menu planner show on the news story that was promised here?

    • admin

      Hi Susie!

      I haven’t gotten the 4×4 Menu uploaded to the website quite yet, but I’ll be happy to send it to you! :) I don’t have any step-by-step directions yet, but I do have what Julissa showed this morning: the monthly menu and the shopping list! (My personal favorite!)

      Thanx for the inquiry and I’ll get that sent out to you by tomorrow!

      Debbi =)

      “Ditch the Drive-Thru!”
      ~Nutrition Education for a Future Generation~

      • Michelle

        Hey, can I get in on this action? I didn’t get a chance to watch the whole story, but I was interested in the fact that you got everyting for under $200. I would love a copy of the planner!

        • admin

          Hey Michelle…

          I have to admit, I was curious when I saw your blogspot name and had to take a peek… LOVE your veggies background!

          If you didn’t get a chance to watch all of the video segments, you can go to Good Day and click on the Video link. You can search through the videos and find our segments from that morning, Feb. 7th, with Julissa Ortiz. The challenge was, could we cook 4 weeks’ worth of meals in 4 hours, and all for $150? We had a great time! And, drum roll pleeeeease… we figured out at the end that we got 17 meals done in only 2 hours of actual cooking time… for $149.12! WooHoo! That was pretty good, if I do say so myself… and I do!! =)

          I can email you the menu and the shopping list that we used. The directions will be uploaded on the website once they are complete… thanx!

          Debbi =)

      • michelle meade

        yes I would also like that emailed to me if you don’t mind. I am looking forward to the instructions as I have ideas on what to do, but need the 4 hour tutorial so I can teach my teen!

      • Cameron

        Please also send that to me as well I was looking for that too .
        Can’t wait to do this :)

    • admin

      Hi Susie…
      We haven’t had a chance to get the menu from the Good Day Sac show uploaded to the website yet. We will have it up next week, but I will be happy to email it to you! Just FYI, there are no step-by-step directions yet, only the 4×4 Menu and the shopping list. Once it is finished you will be able to find it on our website.

      Debbi =)

  21. jarrod campbell

    Hi Debbie
    I watched you on good day Sacramento and was very impressed!!! You go girl! My question is where do you get your easy recipes from? Are they family recipes??? I am Italian and there is nothing quick about our family recipes!! (Wink!) Do you just search the web? Thanks for your time and happy cooking!!!
    Jarrod Campbell

    • admin

      Hi Jarrod!

      Thanx so much for your kind comments! I had a great time with Julissa that morning… so much work, but so much fun!

      I have to say that most of my “recipes” are just really directions on quick and easy ways to put together ready-to-go ingredients. I have found a few simple recipes over the years that I really like and continue to make with my own twist. I do use “All” when I’m looking for something new to try. It’s a great resource! I like that I can type in exactly what I’m looking for, and it has all of the comments from real people who have tried the dishes… that’s a great bonus!

      The “Mix ‘n Match Meals” Menu is something that I created to help maximize ingredients and minimize cost during the week. Cook one, eat twice! That’s my favorite time saver tip! Thanx again!

      Debbi =)

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