This is a guest post by Kiran, our Sales Manager…to learn more about Kiran check out our team page!
Cliche as it may be, for many New Year’s Day is the time to reflect on the passing year and to make resolutions for the upcoming year. The majority of the holidays have past, and you’re likely ready to make some changes for the better. Good for you! Making the commitment is the first step, and today we’ve got three great deals to help you “Get Real” in 2013. Take a peek:
You know how it goes: It’s 8 o’clock at night and your child’s lunchbox is staring at you from across the room … yes, you should pack it. But with what? And there’s still the laundry to tend to and dishes to clean. It’d be much easier to just throw some random things in or just have her buy lunch tomorrow instead.
Whether you’re busy, fresh out of ideas or just looking for some guidance, resorting to buying the daily school lunch (or packing non-nutritious foods) is not something you need to resort to. MOMables was created by a mother of three children who was in a similar situation. And so she cooked up a business that solved the dilemma for herself (and many others in the process). The concept is getting eaten up by moms and their kids everywhere.
Sign up for this service to receive a weekly menu plan and shopping list each Friday. Log in, print it, shop and prepare. Get all of the good stuff without the guesswork. Think Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich, Happy Green Pig Salad (pasta with ham and spinach), and some of the tried and trues (PB&J) with a twist. The meals are not fancy but are nutritious. They can all be made in approximately 10 minutes. And the best news? With the sale price that they are offering to our readers, the meal plans cost only 11 cents a day for the first 3 months.
Click here to check out these school lunch plans (they even have a Gluten- and Nut-free option!) and save 30% – get 3 months of meal plans for lunch at just $12 (normal price $18.)
**Offer good through Jan. 9.
Take the guesswork out of what to pack for lunch.
This cookbook review is a guest post by Kiran, our Sales Manager, with input from Lisa. To learn more about Kiran check out our team page!
I’ve always been fond of cookbooks and recipes. Though time rarely permits, my idea of a lazy Sunday morning would, without a doubt, include leafing through cookbooks or magazines and dog-earing recipes that pique my interest.
While I’ve been a “conscious” eater (and cook) for about 20 years, lately my desires in recipes have gotten more focused. I should share that I’ve been frustrated in the past with cookbooks that had these fantastic-looking recipes that ended up flopping in my kitchen. While I admit that the faults may have absolutely been my own, these days I am looking for meals that won’t take hours to prepare and that are made with real and, when realistic, organic ingredients. I want successes and smart uses of food, and – with Lisa’s help – together we’ve found 8 cookbooks that have pleased our palates. We hope that you’ll find one to please yours, too!
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This product review is a guest post by Kiran, our Sales Manager…to learn more about Kiran check out our team page!
Whether you pack your little one’s lunch, bring a bag lunch to work yourself, or take family road trips near and far, storing snacks and other sides are an integral part of the packing process. And with messages everywhere reminding us to “go green” why not ditch the disposable baggies for some more eco-friendly choices instead? The concerns are numerous though: What’s the best material to store food in? Will the storage system leak? Will it help the food stay fresh? How easy is it to use? And at the end of the day (literally), how tough will it be to clean up?
Because I pack lunches for all four of my children, it’s important to me that the products I use are effective and not too time-consuming. And naturally we are concerned with what materials are coming in contact with our foods. Last month we looked at the lunchboxes to use; this month we’re scoping out the best in bags, tins, and other creative containers. I’ll start with an overview and then dive into the details. Let’s take a look:
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This lunchbox product review is a guest post from Kiran…to learn more about Kiran check out our team page!
I’ve had a pit in my stomach for the past few days. I know that for many moms, back to school is a time to celebrate … but for me, I love the ease of the days, the lack of schedules, and the absence of homework. Can’t summer stay just a bit longer?
Alas, before we know it, school will be back in session. It’s high time to pick out backpacks, to select school supplies and to shop for sneakers or other suitable shoes. But let’s not forget the packing of lunches. Since we’ll want to provide our kids with the tools they need to succeed, ensuring that they are equipped with real, nutritious foods tops most of our lists.
To make your job (and mine, as well!) a little bit easier, I’ve scoured the shelves to find lunchboxes … containers that will be crucial in packing for your little ones. I’ve found four that I’m fond of. All have great pluses as well as a few minuses. So without further adieu, here is my review of the latest and greatest when it comes to lunchboxes:
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Kiran Dodeja Smith
I’m Kiran and I’ve known Lisa for years…I’ve watched her start this blog from Day 1 and have been thrilled to see her success – not only for her, but for others as well. I don’t have to tell you what a great resource it is!
Unlike Lisa, I’ve been reading food labels for almost 20 years. Hopefully that won’t date me too much! All kidding aside, eating “healthy” has been a longtime goal of mine; eating “real” has come in more recently.
I have a family that includes four kids under the age of 8. Getting a healthy meal on the table is always a goal, albeit not always an easy one. So after seeing so many meal planning services, I decided to try out a few. I’ve checked out and tried five of the big ones that appeal to me.
If you’ve ever been curious about meal plans or wondered which one may work for you, I’m hopeful that this can help. I’ll start with a summary chart, but be sure to read on for the details of each plan! Continue Reading »