Do you struggle with finding healthy budget friendly meals to cook?
Product: Build A Menu – Helping busy families save time & money with healthy budget friendly meals
Who is product for: Busy families who need help planning meals and saving money on groceries
Price: $8 per month (Use coupon code “SaveMeMoney” and get the first month for only $4)
Guarantee: 30 day money back guarantee
Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
(no credit card required!)
Do you know how much your recipes cost before you go to the grocery store?
I have found a great resource with healthy budget friendly meals to choose from.
Karee Blunt and Lisa Holcomb have created a wonderful website called Build A Menu. You will not believe what their weekly meal planning software is able to do!
Build a Menu is a meal planning software online that helps you plan all of your meals for the upcoming week. You pick your local grocery store, pick your recipes, and then their Build A Menu system creates your shopping list along with a grand total of what it is going to cost you when you checkout! Menu planning doesn’t get much easier than that! It is so easy on the budget too!
It all started when Karee and Lisa were brainstorming together to try and find a way to make dinner time less stressful in their homes. They have 11 children between the two of them and homeschool them as well. They were on a budget also and needed to find a way to feed their large families efficiently. They were looking for healthy budget friendly meals. Karee has a business/marketing background and has helped clients save money and teach them budgeting skills. She put her budgeting knowledge together with the needs of both moms to de-stress and simplify the meal planning process and birthed Build A Menu in 2011. I am so glad they did! It has gained me extra time back that used to be spent on menu planning and shopping!
STEP 1: PICK A GROCERY STORE
Need to count your pennies? No more scouring sales flyers!
The Build a Menu program searches the local grocery stores in your area and will let you know what each recipe costs based on that week’s sales in your location. In Step 1 of the site, you enter in your zip code and pick which store you are going to shop at. It then searches that store’s sales ads and recommends several recipes for you to make for breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dishes, and dessert that week.
In my local area, the program gives me up to 7 stores to choose from. Some of the grocery stores represented on the Build A Menu website are Safeway, Fred Meyer, Walmart, HEB, Kroger, Aldi, Publix, and the “any store” choice.
If you don’t shop at one of the major grocery chains listed above, you can select the “any store” option. This option offers the same recipes and uses “average” pricing to compile your shopping list.
STEP 2: PICK YOUR RECIPES
Are you gluten free? A Trim Healthy Mama? Food Allergies? Dieting? Large Family?
There are numerous recipes in each category for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Side dishes, and desserts. There are several different recipe sections to choose from for healthy budget friendly meals:
- Dine on a Dime
- Family Friendly
- Low Carb
- Low Fat/Sensible Portions (Points Based)
- Gluten Free
- Allergy Friendly (No Gluten, Dairy or Nuts)
- Clean Eating
- Slow Cooker
- Your Choice of Side Dishes
- Trim Healthy Mama Friendly
What do your homeschooled kids do in their spare time? What do they do for fun? We boast about how we can get most of our homeschooling done by noon each day and that leaves all this free time for our children to explore their interests, or to get in trouble! Next...read more
Did you know that “students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement”? Or that art “promotes creativity, social development, personality adjustment, and self-worth”? Despite the many known advantages, many public and private...read more
My friend had been creating digital papers and elements for her scrapbooking hobby. She shared her work with me and I encouraged her to start selling her cute designs on a scrapbooking blog. She loved the idea of sharing her creations with more people and getting paid...read more
Are you scared to death of homeschooling high school like I was once? Are you frustrated with trying to compile a homeschool high school transcript from the classes you have taught? Lee Binz is an expert in the homeschooling high school arena. She has graduated two...read more
How do you prepare your teen for college and how do you know she will be okay when she leaves home? Isn’t that the fear of all parents of a graduating teen? My oldest daughter is entering her senior year of high school right now and let me tell you, I am scared to...read more
Is your teen ready to enter the workforce? Has your teen prepared their first job resume? Writing a first job resume can be pretty challenging as an adult: having to remember all of the great, noteworthy things that you’ve done, every place you’ve already...read more