December 11, 2013

Meal Planning Made Easy

One of the hardest things about being a working, full-time mom is making sure that my family eats balanced meals. In the middle of a busy work week it's too easy to order in, take out or unfreeze something I grabbed from the grocery store (and believe me, I've been victim to those options too many times). My husband does an extraordinary job of helping me prepare meals during the week and he's very good in the kitchen (flattery can go a long way right?). But in all seriousness, I've been working on freezing meals ahead of time to reduce prep time during the week and I am a true believer in meal planning, both for meal efficiency as well as cost savings. 

Therefore, anything that makes meal planning and shopping easier is a welcome addition in my book. 

Which is where Relish! comes in. 

Relish! is a monthly, subscription-based service that helps you plan your meals through a wide variety of recipes. Each week you choose a menu and sides. There are meal options suitable for kids, vegetarians, the at home gourmet and options that are just a quick and easy weeknight meal. We had the 40 Clove Garlic Chicken last night and it was delicious.  

In the middle of preparing the 40 Clove Garlic Chicken

As a busy mom I really love that there's a vast number of freezer meal options available as well. In fact I made one full portion of the 40 Clove Garlic Chicken and I only need to feed my husband and I, I froze the other half for a later date. I feel more prepared for the week and now I know I have a meal waiting in case I'm ever in a bind. 

Each week you create a weekly menu and you can edit your side selections and build your grocery list. The grocery list is generated from the recipes you select but you can customize it to include any of your other grocery needs. Plus there's a whole coupon section that helps make your grocery shopping even easier. 

A Relish! subscription is only $7 per month which is well worth it considering I saved over $10 in coupons my very first week.

If you're a busy mom on the go, or just need some new recipes or help organizing your shopping experience I highly recommend checking out Relish!

Be Blessed,


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  1. This sounds so awesome and so helpful!!! Thanks for the tip! :-)

    1. You're so welcome, thanks so much for stopping by!