Okay, first let me clarify that two of these sites are offering a FREE 7-day trial to their menu plans, but you would have to pay for your subscription, should you decide to continue their service. I just wasn’t sure how to word the title of my post. Please know that I was not trying to dupe anyone into reading my blog.
I am a frequent reader of many blogs. Food blogs, craft blogs, health blogs…you name it. And when I come across fabulous tools and such, I like to share. (Woohoo! for sharing!).
I know that, like me, this time of year is really busy for most of you as well. I’m a huge advocate of menu planning, as there are so many benefits and it helps our dinnertime routine run much smoother.
These sites that I am recommending below are sites that I have found very helpful – not only in my menu planning, but for finding new, healthy recipes anytime. Whether you are just beginning to do menu plans, or if you are just looking for a few good ideas, here are a few sites that you might find helpful…
- MOMables is a great site for kid-friendly lunch ideas. She even shows you how to recreate a popular store-bought brand of pre-packaged lunches, but with much healthier ingredients. While you can browse around for lots of great recipes and other info, this site also offers readers menu plans by subscription. You can get a FREE week of MOMables by clicking here. This is a great way to test out the MOMables menu plans.
- Super Healthy Kids is another great site for kid-friendly food ideas, including recipes and menu plans. This site always has an abundance of information that has helped me make better food choices for my family. I appreciate the added info about why certain foods are better than others. You can view the weekly menu plans on this site, but if you sign up for the 7 day FREE trial, there are printable forms that are included – recipes, nutritional data, shopping lists, etc. You can sign up for the FREE trial, by clicking here.
- Once a Month Mom offers readers FREE menu plans with printable recipes, shopping lists, etc. There is an assortment of menus available, including everything from traditional menus to gluten-free menus to whole foods menus. I have found so many fabulous recipes on this site, which include freezing instructions. This is very handy when you are freezer cooking. (Note: menus before Jan. 1, 2012 are all free, but anything after Jan. 1st is only available to paid members. You can still access recipes for free as well.)