Freezer Meals Meal Planning

How To Meal Plan & Prep For A Busy Family – Chapter 5

READY-MADE MEAL PLANS

Now if you are like me and do not have the time to plan out all your meals, research different recipes to feed to your family.  Have a look at the following different programs below. Most programs offer a trial period which is even better. You do not have to commit unless the plans work for your family. This is a huge time saver for me and removes the need to make decisions. I do not need to decide what we will eat as a family every single night. Of course, some meals may not work for us, but at least 80% of the planning is done for me. I can then alter some of the meals and make our go-to recipes we always enjoy.

Being a mother of 4 kids, my brain is going and going and going non-stop, 24/7. I have to remember everyone’s doctor, dentist, and optometrist appointments. Then add all their weekly activities such as school, piano, hockey, baseball. The list goes on and on. I know I am not alone with the overwhelming responsibility of remembering so many items for the family.

The ready meal plans are fantastic! I strongly recommend them to give yourself a break; everyone deserves a small break. Even if you enjoy cooking, why not treat yourself for a month even to follow a plan and let your brain have a little break.

You will not regret it, I promise.

I did a lot of searching, googling, and found a few meal plans sites that will work for any family. What I love about these sites is that they didn’t necessarily focus on just one meal plan type. There are a variety of meal plans such as keto, standard family, vegan, weight loss, gluten-free, and the list goes on and on. Check them all out and see if you can find a plan that works for you and your family. Remember, some have a trial period, why not attempt that first.

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MyFreezEasy

MYFREEZEASY MEAL PLANS

MyFreezeEasy program has a lot to offer. There a ton of different meal plans to match your needs. Are you searching for gluten-free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, clean-eats, traditional? It’s amazing how this program offers different options, and you can even customize in 4 simple steps to work with your family.

MyFreezEasy Create a meal plan

Please go to their site and review all of their options, I am sure there is one that could work for you and your family. There are great videos, tips, and how to do freezer meals lessons. This program offers more than just meal planning, but how to freeze meals and even advice on how to meal plan and prep as well. This is a great site full of advice and information that won’t go to waste.

$5Meal Plan

$5 MEAL PLAN

This program is exciting as they offer meal plans where one meal can feed a family of 6 for the low cost of $5!! I mean, hello, who doesn’t love the idea of feeding a large family on $5??? That is amazing. You can try it for free for 14 days to see if this method is a possibility for your family. They offer classic meals or gluten-free meals as well.

This program also offers guarantee money back if you aren’t satisfied. I also like the fact they offer a free coupon page for different grocery items, saving even more money on your grocery bill.

Go to join the program and start saving now!!

eMeals

emeals

I am not sure if you follow Dave Ramsey’s (Personal Money Expert), but he offers excellent advice on how to save and budget for your family. Even Dave recommends and supports this site for meal planning. In his words that are derived from the eMeals site “Bring your family back to the dinner table and save money at the same time.”

This program offers multiple options as well. I love that it has the range from Clean Eating, Quick & Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Paleo, Budget Friendly, 30 Minute Meals, Kid Friendly, and the list goes on. There is a program for every family regardless of the size; you are bound to find a meal plan that will work for you. Their motto is three steps :

  • Choose your recipes
  • Get your groceries
  • Cook and enjoy

You can’t go wrong with this program. They offer a 14-day trial. I highly recommend trying a plan at no cost to see if it works for you.

Once A Month Meals

ONCE A MONTH MEALS

Now how much would you love to stockpile your freezer? If you have the time and the motivation to go big then this is the site for you. This program has many recipes available that run from the instant pot, keto, paleo, real food, slow cooker, diet, traditional, vegetarian, gluten & dairy free, grilling, and the list goes on and on. I am sure you will find what you are looking for.

It is very user-friendly. Start by naming your menu, then add your recipes by adjusting the filters to your liking. Again, if you aren’t sure you want to commit, why not try one of their free mini menus?

Six Sisters Stuff

SIX SISTERS STUFF

Lastly, here is another excellent program designed by Six Sister’s Stuff. Once again, another program with different meal plans that range from a healthy plan, smaller family, larger family and gluten free. This program is well designed and emailed every Friday with the meals, side dish and a couple of deserts depending on the plan.

If you are interested, I am currently subscribed to the Standard Family Plan. Here is a sample of their menu for it. (By the way, I LOOOOOVE this meal plan!!!!!!)

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