One Simple Way to Take Better Care of Your Family’s Health
My family's health has always been very important to me.
I'm always reading and strategizing about things that I can do to make sure they get proper nutrition and keep their immune systems strong.
There are many, many reasons why processed foods are toxic to the body, and I've done my best to eliminate them and only feed my family whole foods or foods with the cleanest ingredients.
But I have an embarrassing confession to make.
There have been a number of seasons in my life where, in spite of my particularness about the groceries I buy, my family has still not been fed in a very healthy way.
What I mean is this:
Lack of proper planning has caused me to feed them thrown-together meals that, though they might be better than genetically modified boxed foods, are still very much lacking in nutrition.
Sometimes I feel like the dinner hour comes upon us, and I have no clue what to make, so I resort once again to the gluten free mac and cheese.
When they want a snack, too often I depend on “organic junk food”, which is still junk food, organic or not!
All of that is fine and dandy once in a while, but when I find myself doling that stuff out far too often due to my poor planning, I realize that something needs to change or my family's health will suffer because of it.
(By the way, the budget suffers too! Pre-packaged and boxed foods, even brands that use ingredients I'm okay with, are not only lacking in nutrition, but they also cost much more than their homemade counterparts. And when I decide to skip the packaged foods and go with only fruits and veggies, I still end up grocery shopping aimlessly, just grabbing a bunch of stuff that may or may not get eaten because I don't have a specific plan in mind for it. Shopping that way costs so much more!)
For the past several months, my wonderful mother has done a good portion of the cooking for our family. She has been such a blessing, helping me out tremendously while I've been dealing with chronic illness and a difficult pregnancy.
But I don't want to depend on her to do that forever. That's a big job, feeding a family of 7! I told her that I wanted to wean myself back off from depending on her to make dinner all the time and try to start cooking for our family again.
I knew that I'd never be able to do that without a solid plan in place, so I went back to my old faithful meal planning service – Build a Menu.
While I love the fact that I can pick and choose the items I want to cook, what's even better for this difficult season of life is that they also send a pre-made menu to my inbox each week, along with a ready-made shopping list!
You can get this same deal too! Right now they have a special offer – buy the premium plan and get a year of Done-For-You menus free!
You can even choose menus for special diets if you like – such as gluten free or the super popular Trim Healthy Mama plan.
So, in a nutshell you get:
- Premium “build-your-own” drag and drop menu planning for one year
- A ready-made shopping list each week for the store of your choice (including my favorite – ALDI!)
- Plus an additional ready-made menu plan each week for a year
all of this for $40, or about 77 cents a week! I'm very happy to pay someone 77 cents each week to do the legwork of planning a menu and making my shopping list for me!
They even tell me approximately how much the groceries will cost so I can stay within my budget!
Already I've noticed that I am less stressed because I know exactly what we're having and I can plan my day accordingly. (That reminds me, I need to go get a roast put into the crock pot before it gets any later!)
My family is getting adequate nutrition. We're eating balanced meals instead of whatever I happened to throw into my cart at the store.
I love that I am getting their bellies full at each meal and that I'm filling them with protein, fruits, and veggies.
Interested in trying out Build a Menu for yourself?
(By the way, there is a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you're not thrilled with it, there is nothing to lose!)