I received a year of dinner plans($58 value) from in exchange for my trying and sharing my own thoughts about . Post also contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own as always.
This year I swore to be more organized, because with both kids in school I figured I would have the time to do that. Ha! Things have been even busier with helping at school, Cub Scouts, painting, working on two sites, housework…I’m going all the time!
When everything comes to head is dinnertime! It seems I don’t think about it until 5 o’clock and then it’s a scramble to come up with something. I used to meal plan, but I’m so worn out I can’t focus on that anymore.
I am glad for programs like that sends me a week’s worth of meals, and if you put in what grocery store you shop at it makes you a list! And it will check sales for that store! My store isn’t in the list, but I still get a list of items. Also it will make a list to the side of your shopping list with items it considers “staples”, or things you probably have in your pantry.
There are to pick from, but don’t worry if you don’t like the dinner category you pick first, you can change it!
Here is a list of the Dinner categories.
Classic Meals (One I am using)
Natural and Organic
You also have the option of adding Breakfast and/or Lunch to your plan (for an additional fee).
What I liked about the meal planning was that it would have you make something one day like chicken, and then a couple days later you use the leftover chicken from the previous meal for that night’s meal. You will not be wasting food, and not having to buy a ton of ingredients each week. If that’s not enough it also suggest sides to go with the meal like: corn on the cob, yeast rolls, etc. with simple instructions.
I wish there was a Dessert Plan or Holiday Plan. Those times of the year I am looking for creative and new things to do. I wish I could search recipes. At first it was hard for me to pick a plan. A search would be nice to see what plan my family’s taste fit. I do like that it comes as a .PDF so it is easy to print and keep recipes that were hits on file!
There are three different subscription options:
3 months: $21 ($7 per month)
6 months: $35 ($6 per month)
12 months: $58 ($5 per month)
You can add Weekday Lunches (Only $4/month), which includes 5 lunches for 4 people you can pack each week. Also there is the Healthy Breakfast plan (Only $3/month), which includes 5 breakfast meals each week for 4 people.