The job of figuring out what to make, writing out the shopping list, and suiting everyone in your family’s dietary preferences can be a dreaded task. So we’re excited to share with you a new (to us) meal planning service that provides it all, specifically tailored to what you are looking for: PlateJoy!Keep Reading
I hope you’ll find the following real food budget meals helpful and easy on the wallet. Each can feed a family of four, and each is $15 or under (with two notes, since we use some of the food twice during the week).Keep Reading
I know I don’t have to give you another reason to head to Target. But since I know you’ll already be heading there anyway, I want to give you some good news (and it’s not that there’s a fantastic sale.)Keep Reading
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I got permission from my publisher to once again offer you our Real Lunches, Real Easy School Lunch Meal Plans! And we’re delighted to not only be able to offer you the original plan for two weeks again but also a brand new version!Keep Reading
This 1-day starter plan for a family of 4 “real food beginners” is a wonderful way to see how easy real food can be. I’ve included a free printable version as well!Keep Reading
I’m excited to share some up-to-date tips and advantages of homemade freezer cooking in today’s sponsored post, inspired by our longtime partner (and friend!) Once A Month Meals. They’ve got great advice on how to pull together a variety of wholesome freezer meals that will be ready in a jiffy on those busy week nights or when you just don’t feel like cooking (it happens to the best of us!).Keep Reading
The Fresh 20, started by my friend (and fellow mother) Melissa, is a meal planning service that helps take the guesswork out of what to have for dinner.Keep Reading
It’s no surprise we are fans of meal planning services. One of the biggest challenges of eating real food is being prepared and planning ahead – so why not have someone else do the planning work for you?
Cook Smarts Prep Cooking Guide from 100 Days of #RealFoodHaving a set “real food” meal plan for the week along with a coordinating (printable) shopping list can make eating real food a possibility for everyone, regardless of how busy you are. So we are excited to introduce our sponsor Cook Smarts, which at the core, is a meal planning service, but also one who provides valuable cooking information that can educate you and empower you in the kitchen along the way.Keep Reading
There is no doubt that the key to sticking to a real food diet is planning ahead. I like to call it “making your own convenience food.” Just imagine all those busy weeknights out at a late dance class or nighttime soccer practice and not having to worry about dinner (or resorting to the drive through) because you planned ahead. That’s what it’s all about!
So today I am here to introduce you to the Once a Month Mom (OAMM) website, which has taken planning ahead to a whole new level. OAMM offers meal plans where you can literally spend one day a month cooking and have enough food for weeks to come. We didn’t want to just take their word for it though so Kiran from our 100 Days of Real Food Team – who has 4 kids ages 9 and under by the way! – agreed to put the OAMM plan to the test for this sponsored post today. So I am super excited to share with you everything you could ever want to know from our very own first-hand “freezer cooking” experience!
By Kiran Dodeja Smith, 100 Days of Real Food Team
When Once a Month Mom was introduced to me, I was intrigued, to say the least. Cook just once a month and have your meals freezer ready for 4 weeks? It sounded too good to be true.
After signing up for a month, I watched this video in hopes that it would give me some insight as to how I would proceed. I then chose between 7 different plans; my choice was Whole Foods (not to be confused with the store – no correlation, actually, it’s just a plan with whole foods incorporated within).
How It Works
The directions seemed fairly straightforward: You get Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner recipes to last throughout the month. When it’s all said and done, I’d have 6-10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 14 dinners. Sure; still sounded good to me. But what about the cooking part?Keep Reading
“Real Food” Meal Plan #5 is finally finished! This particular meal plan utilizes fall produce that’s available at some farmers’ markets this time of year. The first four meal plans – including spring and summer […]Keep Reading
You asked and I listened…here’s yet another free “real food” meal plan! This one utilizes produce that’s typically in-season during the summer months, and since so many of you have your own garden you have […]Keep Reading