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I know a lot of busy moms. Most of them have twins or triplets plus maybe a spare kid or two on top of that. They go to soccer practice and school functions, doctor’s appointments and book club meetings, and many also hold down full or part-time jobs! They can use all the help they can get! These are exactly the women I thought of when Amanda from FoodontheTable.com contacted me about their new website for meal planning.
I think this is such a great website. Really useful for the the busy family. It’s simple enough to start. Type in your name and zip code so that it can pull the prices from your local grocery stores. Then pick your food preferences ( for instance I left out fish since Blaine is allergic) Then click Start A New Meal Plan. From there you pick your proteins, how many meals you want to plan, and whether saving time, money, or eating healthy or eating familiar meals is your priority.
Then boom! Your meal plan is made complete with recipes, coupons, and grocery lists. It will even tell you how much you are saving on your trip. You can also add your own recipes, or change any that don’t sound good to you. You can even tweak recipes by changing how many servings or what ingredients you want. It really is pretty cool.
Really, I can’t believe somebody didn’t come up with this sooner. Now the pro’s to this website are obvious; they make meal planning easy, quick and painless. In general they do a great job matching recipes to what’s on sale to give you the best value possible. The con’s are that all of your local grocery stores may not be available on the site yet and I can’t say for certain that you would get the absolute lowest priced meal plan you could possibly came up with. But if you are a busy mom who needs a hand with meal plans and budgeting, I think this is a great site! You can try the free version to see if you like it. You can plan up to 3 meals at a time!
Now, I also want to add that I am not getting paid for this review, but they are giving away a $25 gift certificate to YOUR favorite grocery store and a free month of Premium service to FoodontheTable.com. I am also doing a guest post today over at their blog all about freezer meals and batch cooking! So go check that out too!
To enter the giveaway:
You must be a follower and leave a comment on this post telling us if you meal plan or fly by the seat of your pants.
Contest ends on October 1st at midnight! US Only please!
Of course the last test of a website like this is the recipes. You can be the coolest site in the world but if your recipes stink your not worth anything. Well, I made their Garlic Roast Chicken and I’ll tell you that it’s very good. A nice tender chicken with great flavor. It is a great weeknight dinner and super easy to put together.
Roasted Garlic Chicken