Giveaway: Holistic Squid Real Food Meal Plans — $72 Value

by Ann Marie Michaels on March 15, 2013

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Real Food Meal Plans for the Busy Home

Personal chef, please! Who doesn’t need a personal chef these days?

Well, I can’t give you one of those, but I can give you the next best thing!

I am so excited for this giveaway, Emily Bartlett’s (of Holistic Squid) brand new meal plan subscription program, Real Food Meal Plans for the Busy Home.

As part of this meal plan subscription, you get detailed shopping lists, your cooking schedules for each week and recipes for 5 dinners per week (including a double recipe!). What’s a double recipe you ask? It’s one smart way to get your freezer stocked with “fast food” so that you can have food in a hurry on days that you can’t cook.

She also includes adjustable portions, gluten-free options and bonus recipes!

Some of the recipes included are: White Chicken Enchiladas, BBQ Pork with Steamed Broccoli, Spaghetti Squash with Clams and Loaded Sweet Potatoes! Sign me up!

Emily incorporates pastured meats, sustainable seafood, organ meats, healthy traditional fats like butter and coconut oil, fermented foods, bone broth, lots of in-season vegetables, and soaked/sprouted whole grains.

She’s giving away an annual subscription valued at $72!

Real Food Meal Plans for Busy People

Click here for a free sample menu.


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Enter the Giveaway

To enter, just leave a comment and click the Rafflecopter link below.

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This contest will end Wednesday March 21st at midnight EST. The winner will be chosen via The winner will be announced on March 23rd on my blog. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me at annmarie AT with his or her full name, address, and phone number. No purchase necessary to win.

Good luck, everybody!

Questions? Comment below.


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Molly March 15, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Would love to win-always looking for meal ideas!

Fee March 15, 2013 at 5:10 AM

I would love to win this Giveaway!

Julie March 15, 2013 at 5:20 AM

The photos are making my mouth water. This is really another great giveaway. I know I always say that. Also I don’t think that since I’ve been on GAPS since July 2012 that I’ve ever had a weeks worth of beautiful food such as this. Thanks always

Nancy Wang March 15, 2013 at 5:22 AM

I’d love to try this menu mailer!

Cyndy March 15, 2013 at 5:25 AM

I could definitely use help with meal planning!

Michele March 15, 2013 at 5:33 AM

I would absolutely use this everyday. This will help me and my family. Thanks for the chance!

amanda March 15, 2013 at 5:48 AM

I love holistic squid on fb and following her blog; I would love to try out some of her meal plans!

Sara B March 15, 2013 at 5:51 AM

I love that her food is both in season and nutritious! Oh, and it doesn’t take all week to cook!

Jen March 15, 2013 at 5:54 AM

This would be awesome to win! We are a busy family who has trouble meal planning sometimes.

Marisa H March 15, 2013 at 5:57 AM

That would be awesome!

Asia C March 15, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Would love to win this! sounds amazing!

Barbara March 15, 2013 at 6:01 AM

I could always use some new ideas!

Lisa Belles March 15, 2013 at 6:15 AM

I would love to win this giveaway! I am learning that planning and preparing meals ahead allows me to have a great meal for my family every single day! I need some help getting it all organized though!

Kaci Berry March 15, 2013 at 6:15 AM

What a blessing this would be! I’m just starting, and this would be such a boost and relief! Thanks!

Jeanie March 15, 2013 at 6:24 AM

I can’t believe how tasty the recipes sound.

Nicole March 15, 2013 at 6:25 AM

I keep looking at these and I would love to try them but can justify it in my budget right now. Thanks!

Jill March 15, 2013 at 6:33 AM

I always need new ideas for easy healthy dinners!

Rachel March 15, 2013 at 6:38 AM

I’ve been eyeing these meal plans from Holistic Squid as they are so perfectly suited to our busy family of 6. I’d love to have the task of meal planning taken off my to-do list!

Michele Hood March 15, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Need help planning meals :)

momof5 March 15, 2013 at 7:01 AM

I would love to win!

Monica March 15, 2013 at 7:07 AM

I would love to have some fresh ideas for our menu, especially as I try to infuse it with healthier dishes!

Bama Girl March 15, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Hi Ann Marie! Thank you and Emily (Holistic Squid) for this generous giveaway! I’d love to be the winner! Blessings from Bama!

Tiria March 15, 2013 at 7:19 AM

I’ve only ever dreamed of meal plans like these. These look great!!

Marguerite March 15, 2013 at 7:21 AM

This looks like a great meal plan service! I would love to win :)

Mariana March 15, 2013 at 7:28 AM

What a GREAT idea! So down for this.

Nikki March 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM

I would love to win this giveaway

Fay March 15, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Yes I would love to have a personal chef! Thanks for the opportunity to win the meal plan!

Jolene G March 15, 2013 at 7:39 AM

I have two beautiful babies!

Michelle G. March 15, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Awesome! I’m a total real food Noob and could use the help!

Sonja du Plessis March 15, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Would love to win this, how practical. So glad there are dairy & wheat free options too!

Amber March 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM

I’m in a serious rut with food these days, this sounds like just what I need!

Pam March 15, 2013 at 8:12 AM

I NEED this, I am so disorganized!

Jessica M March 15, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Great giveaway! Would love to win!

sarah March 15, 2013 at 8:13 AM

I’m horrible with menu planning so this would be really helpful! Thank you for all the great giveaways!

Diane F March 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

I would love to win because when cooking is organized, I don’t mind doing it.

mamotts March 15, 2013 at 8:34 AM

real food ealthy eating winner

Chelsea Wipf March 15, 2013 at 8:49 AM

So I can better learn why my children have the health issues that they do even though we eat a pretty clean diet…and what i can do better for any subsequent children.

Teresa S March 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM

It takes me awhile to do meal plans so it would be nice to have it done for me and save some time!

Janey McKeever March 15, 2013 at 9:34 AM

just a baby in learning real foods and always looking for tips help and recipies!

Laura Campbell March 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM

I would love to win menu plans! I always need more time in my day with 6 kids and homeschool! This would help!! Thank you!

Jon March 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

This would make meal time easier for our family.

Kathy March 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

I want to start meal planning but never do. This would make things so much easier.

Doina March 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I would love to win this. It would really simplify my life. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel March 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM

This would make meal planning a whole lot easier!

mindy lefort March 15, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Our family so needs this. I have fallen off the healthy wagon and gone back to convience foods.

Heather March 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I am in a rut preparing meals lately, this would help. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melinda Corey March 15, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Love, love, love meal plans – I especially love checking out different people’s plans and getting fresh ideas, so this would be perfect!

Hayley March 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I would love to win this! Seems like it would be really helpful

Laurie March 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

I could use a personal chef here for awhile.

Rebekah March 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

This would be a great timesaver and foodsaver. Sometimes I run out of ideas, when we have so much food, and things go to waste. Great giveaway – thanks for the opportunity.

Lindsay Lewis March 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

We’re having another child in June, and it would be so nice to have some planned-ahead meal ideas to prepare before the baby is born so we don’t have to worry about eating well!

Bethany March 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

I could use all the help I can get–so this sounds great!

Jane J March 15, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I just lost my job and having a meal plan would be one less thing I have to stress about during my job hunt. My 15 yr old son would appreciate it also.

Lauri P March 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM

It would be so awesome to win this meal plan to help organize my daily life with cooking.

KatieQ March 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM

It would be great to have someone do the hard part of presenting wholesome meals to my family. I find myself getting into a rut serving the same old standbys. It would help me branch out.

Lisa NM March 15, 2013 at 3:29 PM

i struggle to plan meals so this would be an awesome thing to win!

Lela March 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

We are stuck in a bit of a rut as far as meal ideas go! This would be awesome.

Angie H March 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM

would love this give away……one single mom, three kids at home, one full time job, one part time job….definately needed! :)

Jessica March 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

would love to win this!

Bethany Fields March 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I need help with meal planning – that’s why I’ve entered!

Tami R. March 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Just came into the healthy, natural way of living, and I think winning this giveaway will keep me on track. Thanks for offering!

Juliet March 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

This is the perfect giveaway for me- a Mom who is running a health tech company that cooks almost every meal. I need help!

Julie Burbey-Miller March 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM


We, my husband and I, would love to win a free year of Holistic Squid’s meal plans. My husband and I both work full time, are in college full time for health care degrees, and both have serious health issues (including but not limited to valley fever with residual respiratory problems pulmonary embolisms, and weight issues); we have changed the way we eat and think about food, but could use the extra help. To have what precious little spare time we have spent together as a family instead of spending it entirely in the kitchen would be such a blessing to us. Thank you for the opportunity!

Julie Burbey-Miller

Lauren Zook March 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Wooooooooooo Can You My Belly Roar!?!?!?!?!? Absolutely Love New Recipes. I Thrive for Change in all Aspects, Especially Nutritious Food :) Good Luck to Everyone <3

Nicole G. March 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

I am always running out of ideas for meals, this would help me out tremendously!

Lisa March 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM

ooh, I’ve been looking at these for a couple of weeks now, decided to put off spending the money since we are renovating the kitchen and it will be unusable for a while, but I would soooo love to win this!!!!!!

Kristi March 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Have had my eye on these since she released them :)

Cara March 15, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Great giveaway!

Kayla March 15, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Wow! What a thoughtful give away! I’m sure everyone can use this!!!

brenda March 15, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Would love the help of this menu guide:)

Caitlin March 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Thanks for this opportunity!

Bethany H March 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM

We are in the middle of an unplanned move and my family needs to make some diet changes. This would help me with the transition, leaving my brain to worry about other things. Thank you for the giveaway!

Rachel Yance March 15, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Would love to win this giveaway for some healthy meal ideas. I’m expecting my first child and with being tired all the time lately some quick ideas would be great!

Jenifer March 15, 2013 at 6:06 PM

I have 2 reasons I want to win…Lillian and Aurora. :)

alexis March 15, 2013 at 6:27 PM

yeah, this would be extremely helpful! thanks :)

erica v. March 15, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I have been wanting to purchase this but haven’t yet. I would be thrilled to win!

Julie March 15, 2013 at 6:37 PM

This is an awesome giveaway….I would love to win this

Carrie March 15, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Yes, please!!

Rebecca Herrick March 15, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I am totally disorganized with meal planning and need help!!!

Larissa March 15, 2013 at 8:02 PM

I’m so disorganized :) would love some help meal planning!

ivonne March 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM

make my life easier please!, ha!

Mary rose March 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Yes, please!

Pam O'Brien March 15, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Awesome! Thanks for providing the opportunity to maybe win the Meal Plan! I can always use encouragement (with organization) and fresh ideas!

Cici H March 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I’d love help with meal planning… really takes a lot of time. Awesome giveaway!

Melissa March 15, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I would love to win this! I have been slowly incorporating the advice from this and various other blogs, including Holistic Squid, and think I am ‘ready’ for this type of meal planning. I haven’t subscribed already because with the addition of FCLO it’s out of my budget. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Stacy March 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM

This would be great motivation to do more home-cooked meals and try new recipes!

Leia Martin March 16, 2013 at 7:25 AM

We are new to real food cooking and are really enjoying learning how to make a our food more nutritious. It has been so rewarding. I love the idea of a meal plan to help me be adventurous and well rounded in our meals.

Laura March 16, 2013 at 7:58 AM

The sample menu looks great, I’d love to win this and have my meal planning taken care of!

Nataliya March 16, 2013 at 8:15 AM

This e-course looks great! It’ll give me more real food ideas in the kitchen!

Christine March 16, 2013 at 8:36 AM

I have five children whom I love to feed in a healthy way. I would love to try ready made, nutrient-dense menu plans. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Lisa March 16, 2013 at 1:29 PM

I would LOVE to win her meal plans!!! It seem like they are the best ones out there.

Tara March 16, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I would love to win these meal plans to keep my family on track!

betsy molitor March 16, 2013 at 3:02 PM

As a busy mom of 8 (expecting 9).. this would be a blessing!

Stephanie March 16, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I am a bit lost when it comes to meal planning…especially on a traditional foods plan! There are so many pieces of the puzzle I would love to include but could sure use some sample menus to get started:)

Adrienne March 16, 2013 at 5:59 PM

I’ve downloaded her sample plan and it’s wonderful! I’d love to win a whole year’s worth of plans!

Ina March 16, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Hoping to win the giveaway — I definitely need help with meal planning!

Rachel March 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

This would be a HUGE lifesaver. Pick me,!

Alysia March 16, 2013 at 11:46 PM

would love it!

Leanne Overlander March 17, 2013 at 7:10 AM

I have a family of 4 home schooled kids who have a lot of evening activities. Meal plans would help make sure we have healthy meals and the supplies to make them on hand.

Chris B March 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I keep telling myself that meal planning would be a good thing but somehow I never get around to it.

Roi March 17, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I would love to win this! I can use some extra help with healthy meal planning and gluten free options are a bonus! I am searching for all the info I can on cooking/baking grain, nut, & seed free recipes.

Leah March 17, 2013 at 2:14 PM

With a newborn and a toddler I am always looking for new ideas in the kitchen.

Michelle Grazor March 17, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Thanks for this neat opportunity!

Lori Lynn Redmon March 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Would love some help in planning these healthy meals! thank you for giving this away!

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This is a topic which is close to my heart… Many thanks!

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would love to win this – having horrible morning sickness & resorting to boxed cereal for the duration of my pregnancies it would be nice for the next one to get it right….

Marci March 18, 2013 at 7:19 AM

I would like to win these menu plans to add to our own menu ideas. We often get stuck. :)

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Kimberly March 19, 2013 at 7:21 AM

I’d love to win these! I have a large family and don’t plan my weeks as well as I should. I could use some help and still be able to get real food on the table.

REK981 March 19, 2013 at 8:24 AM

This looks great! I may subscribe if I don’t win!!

Geneil March 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Totally need help with meal planning! Would love to win this!

Meghan March 19, 2013 at 3:37 PM

This would be a great resource for my family. I love how easy everything looks.

Su March 19, 2013 at 3:47 PM

I really need help with healthy meal plans. Would love to try these yummy recipes!

Jess March 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

This would be a great way for me to start getting into real food!

Kristin March 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

My family would love this!

Elizabeth H March 20, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Would love some new ideas!

Luise March 20, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I really, really need the Meal Plan! I have had health issues for a long time & went LCHP about 18 months ago & have never been so ill – even having to use a wheelchair. Prior to that I had been vegetarian for 30 years, & now I’m trying to get back to Real Food & I need guidance & a definite plan because we live a minimum of 45 minutes away from any shopping, so knowing exactly what I need to purchase is critical. Gazing into the fridge around dinner time, hoping for inspiration just doesn’t cut it! Thank you for this opportunity.

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