I’m not sure about you, but I LOVE meal planning. It is my Saturday morning ritual to wake-up well before monster-man, get myself a cup of coffee, plan our our meals for the week and put together our grocery shopping list. Now, I will admit, scouring through my Pinterest boards and 20+ cookbooks for inspiration is somewhat cumbersome. This is why The Fresh 20, online meal planning service is a saving grace for those weeks this mama doesn’t have the energy to meal plan!
The Fresh 20 has done all the work for you by providing dinner ideas, recipes and a grocery list for five complete meals (main dish and side dish). We aren’t big red meat eaters in my household and I am actually a vegetarian who dabbles with chicken, so I was a little apprehensive and not really sure how helpful it would be knowing that I would probably have to find substitutes for a majority of the meals. However, to my excitement, they offer several different types of plans including Classic, Gluten Free and Vegetarian. The Fresh 20 takes meal planning one-step further by offering healthy meals that focus on seasonal items as well as provides cost estimates for each meal.
I found the recipes on the Vegetarian plan to suit our eating needs most accurately! I made the Whole Wheat Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes and it was YUMMO! My hubby loved it. I served his with some Chicken Italian Sausage to round out the meal for my hubby, but that was the easy part. I would highly recommend The Fresh 20 and think the cost is well worth the time and energy that goes into meal planning nutritious meals for your family!
The subscription fee is $5/month or $49/year. The yearly plan give you access to the archives AND lunch plans.
Easy. Budget friendly. Time-saving. Delicious!
If you are looking for a great new cookbook or needing a gift for a new mommy or veteran mommy, check out the new cookbook from Melissa Lanz, the Mompreneur behind The Fresh 20.
The cookbook will be released on April 23 from Harper Collins and it is currently on pre-sale at Amazon.
Enter to win a one-year subscription to The Fresh 20 ($49 value).
You can choose from either the Classic, Gluten-Free or Vegetarian options. Winner will be announced on Friday, March 15th.