I am so excited about my friend Emily Bartlett’s (of Holistic Squid) brand new meal plan subscription program, Real Food Meal Plans for the Busy Home.
Why am I so excited you ask? Because I tried to put out a meal plan program myself (twice), and I could not keep up with it — I was too busy running the VGN Network. Both times I had to cancel it and give my readers refunds.
Now I can finally recommend a meal plan program that is VERY similar to the way I cook. Emily makes the kind of meals I do — home cooking, comfort foods, lots of cheese and cream and good fats.
Think grass-fed chili with cheese and sour cream and sprouted cornbread, fully loaded nachos made with sprouted corn tortillas, roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy. Oh, yes, these are weeknight meals you can make fast and easy! Click here for a free sample menu.
Nutrient-Dense Meals Are a Snap
These meals are family-friendly, kid-tested and approved. I can personally vouch for the fact that Emily’s recipes are delicious (I’ve eaten at Emily’s house many times). Best of all, they are super nutritious.
As a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, holistic practitioner, and mother of 2 littles, Emily follows the WAPF characteristics of traditional diets. So I trust her to put together meal plans that are nutrient-dense and nutritionally balanced.
She 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.
Fast and Easy Cooking for Busy Homes
As a working mom, Emily knows how hard it is to get food on the table — so she’s devised this meal plan for those of us who are busy like she is. She tells you exactly how many hours you will spend in the kitchen each week.
For example, in the free sample menu (click here to download) she has one shopping day (Saturday), one big prep day (Sunday), and then the rest of the week you spend less than one hour per day in the kitchen — for a total of 1.8 hours Monday-Friday.
In the first meal plan I downloaded, Emily says you will only spend 3.5 hours TOTAL in the kitchen for the week. Whee! I CAN DO that!
A couple of the meals only take 10 minutes to throw together — that’s faster than Rachael Ray!
Why I Signed Up
I love Real Food Meal Plans for the Busy Home so much that I went ahead and signed up for the yearly plan.
Honestly, I’m the last person who needs a meal plan, since I have tons of recipes on my blog and of course I can cook and have lots of ideas.
But lately things have changed in our life. Our start-up is super busy. We have a staff of 10 people and I’m working really long days. I don’t have the time to cook and we’ve been eating a lot of take-out. Last night it was pizza; the day before it was Thai food. FAIL!
So I decided to take the plunge and get the meal plans. I just printed the sample menu on our printer and gave it to our nanny this morning to get her started.
I am so thrilled that my family will be eating nutrient-dense meals again!
Why It Makes Financial Sense to Buy Meal Plans
I did the math. For a year subscription, this meal plan program only cost me $6 a month. ($72 for the annual plan divided by 12 = $6 per month.)
Say it takes me a couple hours each week to do the planning, shopping-list making, and recipe gathering. Let’s say I work really fast and can bust it out in ONE hour per week.
Now, ask yourself, what is your time worth? Is it worth more than $1.50 per hour?
$6 divided by 4 weeks = $1.50 per week.
You can see why this is worth every penny.
Sign Up Now
Everyone wants to save time and everyone wants to save money — but usually you can only get one of those things. With this meal plan subscription, you’re going to save time AND money!
What are you waiting for? If you’re feeling overwhelmed and wish you could feed your family better, this is your ticket! Maybe you need fresh ideas or just want to make things more streamlined and easy.
If you keep waiting for things to change but it isn’t happening, now is your chance to do something easy and wonderful — for yourself and for your family.