Meal Plans for Busy Families
When you're tired and hungry at the end of a long day, it's hard to serve the meals you want to your hungry crew.
These twelve months of meal plans are designed specifically to help you serve your family nourishing meals easily and enjoy your family day after day.
At $180, that's equal to just $15/month for completely done-for-you meal plans with recipes, prep options, and SO MUCH MORE. These meal plans are your ultimate meal time safety net.
To see more, see the meal plans paired with our popular Meal Planning Toolkit HERE.
THESE REAL FOOD MEAL PLANS ARE ESSENTIAL IF...
- you find yourself overwhelmed at the thought of figuring out what to plan. These meal plans are as close as we can get to doing your meal planning for you.
- you like knowing you've got dozens of recipes each month or pre-made plans just waiting to be used as a backup when your plan doesn't go as you thought it would.
- you regularly find yourself looking for recipes, not because you can't find the ones you have, but because you're constantly looking for inspiration.
WHAT DO THE MEAL PLANS INCLUDE?
- 6 dinners, 3 lunches, 3 breakfasts, and 1 dessert for each and every week
- Extra recipes for snacks & pantry staples
- One themed dinner plus at least one family activity each month to keep dinnertime fun
- 100% real food - no processed foods
- Detailed prep notes
- Weekly shopping lists
- A scheduled meal plan is provided each month, but the meal plans are designed to be flexible so you can flex and bend from week to week - they're your ultimate safety net!
WHAT MAKES THESE MEAL PLANS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER MEAL PLANS OUT THERE?
Detailed prep options.
The best remedy for stress at dinnertime is intentional planning and preparation, so prep options are written right into every recipe. That way you can prep as little or as much as you like, whenever it works for you.
This feature comes from my many years of working in fine dining restaurants, where every shift begins with all ingredients chopped, mixed, and ready. In a restaurant, when a customer places an order, the chef isn't back in the kitchen chopping the onions or mincing the garlic - all of that was done hours previously. That way, the meal can be cooked quickly and efficiently and served while it's still at the perfect temperature. The idea works equally well in the home kitchen - whatever you can prep ahead makes meal time SO much simpler.
100% real food.
Our recipes are developed around the idea that our bodies shouldn't ingest processed anything - at least when it comes to our food. So we use whole foods every time.
Note: We do make exception for things like canned tomatoes and dried pasta. If those are not ingredients you consider to be foods you'd like in your home, these meal plans won't fit you well.
Weekly Dread Day recipes.
Each week we include one "Dread Day" meal, which is a meal that can be on the table in less than 15 minutes from walking in the door. These recipes do often include prep that needs to be done earlier, but nonetheless, they're perfect solutions to have a quick meal ready on a particularly busy evening or a night when everyone needs to eat at different times.
Comprehensive, yet flexible.
Our meal plans provide nearly everything you need to plan all your meals every week, yet allow you to pick and choose how you want to use them.
Also, since our recipes use whole foods and mostly single ingredients, most recipes allow for easy substitutions whenever you need to swap ingredients due to dietary restrictions or lifestyle choices. Most done-for-you meal plans don't allow for this level of customizability.
Whether it happens around the table or outside of the house, time together forges strong family relationships. So we provide one theme meal that's meant to be entirely fun AND 1-2 family activities to easily spend time laughing together.
I AM ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS/TREE NUTS/STRAWBERRIES/SHELLFISH/EGGS/SOY AND EAT KOSHER/VEGETARAIN/GRAIN-FREE/DAIRY-FREE. CAN I STILL USE THE MEAL PLANS?
Like all recipes in our books and at NourishingJoy.com, the one criteria for our recipes is 100% real food and no industrially processed anything.
That said, many of the recipes DO fit the above criteria, but they’re not created with that in mind, so not EVERY recipe will be grain-free or be kosher or whatever your specific need may be.
Again, we aim to provide real food recipes that make it easy for families to not rely on boxed, canned, and processed ingredients, but to use fresh, easy-to-find ingredients.