I see a lot of bloggers posting Menu Plans on Mondays. They come up with a weekly dinner plan and post for their readers. I always think, I wish I could be so organized! I don’t feel like I have the time nor the creativity to come up with an organized weekly meal plan.
I need someone to not only plan my meals for me but tell me how to make it easily if I have any shot at being organized on any given week. The weeks I don’t follow a plan? We end up eating a lot of pizza and random foods I throw together at 5:00 or later if we’re running between after-school activities. Online meal plans are available from sites like Time for Dinner Planning, making my, and your life a lot easier.
If you don’t know what the concept of an online meal plan service is, it’s pretty simple. With Time for Dinner Planning, you receive a weekly meal plan with recipes to make it easy. It’s available on their website after you login and it’s in PDF form so you can print it or not. I’ve tried a few online meal plans but here’s what I like about Time for Dinner Planning, the foods are simple and I don’t have to spend a huge amount of time trying to decide what plan I want. There’s one plan and I found that my family is willing to eat pretty much everything that’s been on our plan so far – score!
Here’s a sample screen shot from a plan a few weeks ago:
So. On top of receiving your 5 meals, you receive the recipes and the shopping list. The Shopping List is my fav, it’s a huge time saver. Plus, the cost estimate is included:
Time for Dinner Planning costs $60 for a year but we have a great deal for Mommies with Style readers – 50% off the first year for a total of $30 for 12 months worth of meal plans & your shopping list! What do you have to lose? If anything, I find the weeks I follow an actual meal plan, I save money because I’m buying with purpose rather than randomly buying things as I walk down the aisles of the store.