Over the years I have tried several ways to plan our meals.
- just wing it (this doesn’t work well at all by the way)
- make what we like
- make what is easy, very simple meals
- keep the plan in my head (also not a good way to do it)
- write it out in a paper list
- write it out on the calendar
- make a spread sheet
Making a spread sheet is the method I have been using for the past few years. It worked okay, but was time consuming and still left me having to pull out recipes and add up ingredients.
Each week contains 21 meals, plus snack and treats. Even if you decide to serve cereal at each breakfast, or skip it all together, that is still 14 meals a week. That is a lot of pulling out and adding up to get your grocery list. It was not uncommon for me to have to change my plans due to having forgotten to get an item or not having enough of something I needed.
Then came Plan To Eat. I’m not sure what took me so long to look into this site. Different sites I frequent often had banners for Plan To Eat but I just didn’t click on it. Why? Well, the spread sheet was doing
great fine okay sufficient. Okay, not exactly a stellar rating for something that was taking so much time each week. In reality I was looking for another way to plan, but found that my efforts were cumbersome and took even more time.
When the opportunity put itself right in front of me, and that is what it took, to try Plan To Eat for free I took advantage of it. It didn’t take long to see that this is exactly what I had been trying to do on my own, and failing spectacularly at. It was easy. A grocery list was made from the recipes. My own recipes were used, not what someone else thought I should eat. I could do a week or a month or more at one time. It was easy – okay I can’t say it enough.
After the free trial was over, I debated whether I actually wanted to pay for Plan To Eat to help plan my meals. Then I realized something, instead of it taking about an hour each week to meal plan, make sure I have the ingredients then sit down to write a shopping list, it was taking me about 15 minutes. I was saving approximately 45 minutes each week! Even if I undervalue my time at $1 per hour, I would be more than making up for it over the course of a year by having such an easy way to plan meals.
With all the scheduling this time of the year takes, what better time than now to try Plan To Eat for free for 30 days? If after 30 days you are not convinced it is easy to cancel the service. However, if like me you realize the value added to your day by having such as easy way to meal plan (and save money, eat healthier, and make sure you have all your ingredients on hand) then you will be able to continue on with Plan To Eat easily. I hope you find as much value in it as I have.
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