We all know that eating healthy, real foods is important. As moms, we also know that it is easier said than done. It can be challenging to find healthy meals to cook each day and even more frustrating when children refuse to eat them.
For me, with six kids, meal planning is the only way that I’m able to get real food on our table three times a day, and on budget.
As helpful, important, and necessary as meal planning is, it can also be tedious and frustrating…
Meal planning made simple…
Five years ago, I created a meal planning program out of absolute necessity. When I realized how helpful it was to my family, I shared it with friends and readers and Wellness Mama Meals was born.
Fast forward a few years and while my meal planning software was helping many families eat healthier foods each week, it was exhausting me with the time and stress of customer service, software updates, feature requests, and many other technical hassles.
Wellness Mama MealsThen, last year at a health conference, I met some friends for dinner and ended up sitting next to a really nice guy name Antony with a great British accent. Turns out, he is the husband of one of my favorite bloggers (Emily of Holistic Squid) and one of the few people I’ve met who is as passionate about bringing real food to families as I am.
I came to find out he had recently built a meal planning system called Real Plans that did everything mine did, but better… and included many additional features I wish mine had!
For several months I had an internal debate… I loved my own meal planning system and my family favorite recipes (because most can be prepared in under 30 minutes which is a necessary criteria for me!), but I also knew that Real Plans was far and away better than anything that I could ever create.
After discussing with my husband in great detail and getting feedback from paying subscribers, I made the decision that I feel is the best of both worlds: to partner with Real Plans so I can provide more recipes (almost 2000!), improved functionality, and better customer service, all for the same low price as before!
Wellness Mama Recipes + Real Plans =
The Best Meal Planning Service Available!
The decision to close Wellness Mama Meals and transfer paying subscribers over to Real Plans did not come easily, or without personal cost, as partnering with Real Plans meant splitting my income in half.
In the end though, this was an easy decision, as my goal and motivation is to provide the best healthy resources available, and not what is the most financially beneficial to me or my family.
Before deciding to close Wellness Mama Meals and switch over to Real Plans, I tested out the system in great detail to make sure it stood up to my rigorous standards…and not only did it pass with flying colors, but I was completely blown away by how simple to use it is, AND how amazing all the additional features are!
I’ve been meal planning for years and thought I had it all figured out, but this system is a complete game changer, as I can now do it in half the time I was able to before.
Here's the thing...With Wellness Mama Meals, I created a custom software that allowed users to plan their own meals and customize the plan. Many users asked for the ability to add their own recipes or filter by ingredient, but the time and cost to add these features was prohibitive. Real Plans includes these (and many more) by default! It is so simple to use that my nine-year-old can easily plan our meals for the week and customize the shopping list.
Real Plans automatically generates a meal plan for you each week. You can choose in the settings to have them email it to you or just login and check it (if you already get enough email)…
Don’t like something on the menu? No worries, you can customize with a drag and drop feature in about three seconds.
Have allergies or foods your family won’t eat? Just add them on the settings page and you’ll never see recipes with those ingredients again! You can also customize how many people you are cooking for.
You can even customize what days you want to generate meals for, what type of meals, and even if you want a big cooking day so you can batch-prepare meals ahead of time.
If you have family favorite recipes, you can add those and make them part of your meal plan or import them from another website!
And after you finish that incredibly long process (that might take a whole 5 minutes if you change everything 😉 ) Real Plans generates a custom shopping list that you can view on your phone via their mobile app while you shop. You can even check off items you already know you have so you only buy exactly what you need.
It’s so easy!
On top of that, you can modify each recipe, define what store you want to purchase each ingredient at, and even add a photo of the specific ingredient (in case you send your husband to the store to pick up ingredients and he doesn’t know which brand to get).
I can honestly say that few things have truly changed my life. Among them are homemade deodorant, magnesium, my organic mattress and Real Plans. Of those, Real Plans is the least-expensive and most valuable (at as little as $7/month!).
Your subscription will give you access to over 2000 recipes (includes 500 Welless Mama recipes): Traditional (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free options) Paleo (Primal and Autoimmune Protocol options) Vegetarian (Ovo-lacto)
30 day no hassle money back guarantee All subscriptions billed and renewed until cancelled. You can cancel at any time.
Why I care so much…When my oldest son was just six weeks old, I read this line in a magazine while waiting at the doctor’s office for an appointment. And it hit me like a ton of bricks…
"For the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents."
As I held my tiny, perfect infant in my arms, something shifted something inside of me as I read that sentence. It was as if every cell in my body was staging a violent protest against the idea that my son, or any other child, would ever have to suffer from these life-destroying problems.
It was then and there I decided that a 50/50 chance of diabetes wasn’t good enough for my children. That a 1-in-3 risk of getting cancer was not going to cut it. And dire forecasts like “95% of the US population will be obese in the next two decades,” needed to change dramatically.
It’s time to prove these grim forecasts WRONG!
That day, the mission of WellnessMama.com was born as I realized what an uphill battle we must fight to protect future generations. It started a personal journey for me to find ways to improve my own health and the health of my husband and children. It also ignited a fire in me to prove these grim forecasts wrong.
I’m thrilled you’ve joined me on this mission to do whatever we can to give our children and families the best health possible. And together, we are a million times stronger.
But here’s what you and I are up against…
- Obesity related diseases kill more people than almost any other medical condition today
- Poor nutrition is linked to cancer, heart disease and other leading causes of death, yet most people are never told the truth about what foods they should be eating to help improve their health!
- Millions struggle to count calories or log endless hours on the treadmill when a few simple dietary changes can provide a much bigger impact on their weight and health… without feeling hungry all the time
- Childhood is the most important time for optimal nutrition, yet the foods that are marketed for and to children and that we are told to feed them actually dramatically contribute to bad health and can even interfere with brain development!
- Many doctors and even the USDA still promote an outdated nutritional system that is making the problem worse!
If it was easy to jump over these hurdles and always serve wholesome, healthy food to our children, we wouldn’t even be talking about 95% obesity rates and 1-in-3 cancer predictions.
That’s why I love this meal planning solution that takes the hassle out of healthy food… This meal planning solution is perfect for you if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
Not long ago, I would have answered “yes” to all three of these questions. So I’ve definitely been in your shoes.
But I slogged through and figured out an approach that worked for me and my family…and I think it will work for you, too. And hopefully it’ll be much easier for you thanks to this new “done-for-you” system I’m going to tell you about in a moment.
My own personal challenges in letting go of my "old" waysYou see, as motivated as I was, the learning curve of switching to a healthier diet was a steep one for me. With a background in traditional nutrition, I was taught a low-fat, high fiber, low-calorie mentality and stuck to it… until I realized that it didn’t work.
A history of gluten intolerance, Crohn’s Disease and Celiac disease in my extended family finally made me consider that perhaps it wasn’t just about the macronutrients we put into our bodies, but also the types and quality of these foods and how our body reacts to them!
After many, many hours of research, I shifted my family from what was a healthy version of the Standard American Diet (SAD) to a counter-cultural high-fat, grain-free diet. I also worked to remove toxins from our foods, cleaning supplies and toiletries by buying organic whenever I could.
The result? We all started sleeping better, the kids had more energy yet weren’t hyper, I was able to concentrate more easily, and working out became more fun. My parents even jumped on board and my dad got down to a weight he hadn’t been since college!
On a completely vain note, conditions I thought were genetic and unavoidable changed in my favor! My acne went away, my hair got thicker, I was able to tan more easily, and my teeth got whiter… just from changing my diet!
I couldn’t help but kick myself and wonder…why didn’t I do this sooner?!
Meal planning is the crucial link to healthy eatingAs great as the health benefits are, it’s just plain hard to keep fighting the uphill battle to eat healthy all the time. Even knowing what I knew about nutrition and seeing how much better I felt when eating and living this way, it was easy to fall off track.
Then I discovered the secret to sticking with it: consistent meal planning. This allowed me to streamline the shopping, preparation, and cooking, and it took away the mental stress of having to figure out what to cook each night.
How It Works
Saves you hours of time and takes the stress out of healthier eatingWellness Mama Meals + Real Plans saves you hours of time and gives you a simple way to generate healthy, delicious meal plans and shopping lists in just minutes. The recipes are amazing. Check it a few of them here.
Easy mealplanningWhether you have specific dietary restrictions or just picky eaters, Real Plans lets you easily choose the recipes your family enjoys and will eat. Plus it allows you to easily customize the recipes and shopping lists to your family size and preferences to make meal planning effortless. You can plan your meals in minutes and print your list with one click or view and edit it on your phone through the Real Plans app!
The easy, practically fool-proof way to healthier, great-tasting mealsNow it’s easier than ever to switch to a healthier lifestyle and stick with it. That’s because you won’t have the constant struggle of thinking of new meals and recipes each week! Thanks to Real Plans and Wellness Mama Recipes, you can…
-Easily search and view all of my healthy, whole-food recipes and select your family’s favorites.
-Choose from tasty, family-tested recipes based on category (i.e., Beef, Salads, lunch, Italian, etc.) or by specific preferences and exclude foods you can’t or won’t eat.
-Find recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and even dessert, snacks, sides and drinks!
-Pick the number of meals you want to plan. You can plan as little as a single recipe or as many as all of them!
Here are just a few other cool things Real Plans lets you do…
-Create a customized meal plan with recipe sizes adjusted to your family size (even if your family size is 1 or 20!) -Print a corresponding shopping list with the amounts of each ingredient you need in seconds. You can even add your desired snack, side and dessert recipes so you have all the ingredients you need without wasting anything! -Let your kids look through the recipes with you. I let each of my kids pick a favorite recipe each week to add to our plan (great for helping to instill healthy eating habits!) -Generate meal plans as often as you want, any time you want so you can meal plan and shop when it is convenient for you. If you are really motivated, you could even pre-plan a month’s worth of meals and pre-cook them! Like having your own personal health coach in your kitchen!
I truly believe Real Plans with Wellness Mama Recipes can help you and your family eat the way you’ve been wanting (and trying) to eat on a regular basis. This system can help you serve consistently healthy, tasty meals that get rave reviews, while knowing you’re doing everything you can to fend off the mine fields of “big food”.
What’s more, it gives you all the tools to provide healthy meals for your family… plus become a wonderful cook without spending hours planning, cooking and cleaning. We’ve done as much of the work for you as possible, so you can enjoy more time with your family and take the stress out of healthier eating!
Real Plans makes good sense for your family’s health and grocery budgetIt’s hard to put a price on what consistent meal planning can do for you and your family. Being able to eat healthier can result in better health and quality of living—that’s priceless in my book! In fact, I’ve found that when we don’t spend the money on healthy, real foods, we spend it on medical expenses.
It’s no wonder my latest poll of my Meal Plan subscribers revealed they are saving an average of $76.19 a month from consistently using these meal plans. That adds up to over $914 a year, enough for you to take a weekend getaway or pay off some bills!
Yet, you can get this incredible meal planner for as little as $7 a month!
When you sign up you get unlimited access to:
- Personalized weekly meal plan
- Adjustable portion sizes
- Transformed picky eaters who can’t resist the smells from your kitchen
- Access to over 1500 original home-style recipes
- Renewed Enthusiasm for cooking
- Live Chat Support with Meal Planning Specialist
- Automatic shopping list
- Recipe Importer
- Flexible schedules to suit your weekly commitments
- Warm fuzzy feeling from shopping with confidence
- IOS and Android Mobile Application
- Nutritional Data to support Macro-Nutrient/Calorie counting
I know this program will save you both time and money and pay for itself each month, just like it has for so many others.
You’ll get all the tools you need to provide healthy meals your family will actually enjoy for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day or one dinner out per month!
Plus, there is a 30 day money back guarantee. You will lose nothing by giving it a go.