Product Name: Menu Planning Central
Submitted by: LeaAnn Massey; Covington, IN
Where to buy: http://www.naturalmomstalkradio.com/menu-planning-central.htm
Description: Menu Planning Central is a monthly membership in which you receive a full month’s worth of meal ideas, recipes and shopping lists for not just one, but 3 different menus: Family friendly Menus, Healthy Menus, and Vegetarian Menus. (This is cool because most menu planning services only offer one style of eating plan!)
You also receive free monthly bonuses that include extra recipes, menus, eBooks and more. You get information from the columnists there that include an expert on etiquette, family meals and even a nutritionist.
Review: Menu Planning Central is awesome. As a mom, in a family of all boys, you can imagine how hectic life can be and planning a week’s worth of meals is downright exhausting. That’s just the planning; we won’t even talk about the shopping required every week.
When I plan the week’s meals, I have to take into consideration that my boys and husband all three are pretty set in their ways when it comes to food. They like what they like and I have to be careful when adding something new to the mix. To top it off we haven’t always eaten the healthiest, but I’ve realized how damaging that is and want to make a change and start preparing better meals for my family. Of course, most of the time they aren’t happy about it, so I have to find a way to combine the foods they love with the foods they need.
When I found menu planning central, I couldn’t have been happier. Not only does it save me time planning and shopping for our meals, but also I can now shop for a whole month’s worth instead of one week at a time. I don’t wear myself out deciding what we’re going to eat or shopping for it. That’s why I only shop for a week at a time, because it’s exhausting and really hard to get out of the routine of eating the same things over and over because I just don’t have time to look for new meals and recipes every week. Now, I don’t have to!
I signed up in hopes of getting a month’s worth of meal plans and guess what? Instead I got 12 weeks (3 months) worth that I can mix and match if I want. So, I can give them the meals they like and throw in a few healthier meals that I love! The combination possibilities are endless! And the best part, I can print them all out and when we try them if there’s one they love I’ll save it and make it again later. If they hate it I’ll make note of it on the menu plan so I’ll be sure not to make it again. I could go forever without making the same meal twice with all the possible combinations.
Criticism: The only thing I see so far that could be different is that each meal isn’t always complete. Sometimes there is a side dish included, sometimes there isn’t, but honestly that’s ok because that leaves room for me to add some of the guy’s favorites or mix and match even more from the other menus.