Food on the Table is an online budget meal planning service designed to help families eat better and save money. It combines the weekly sales from your local grocery store with your family’s food preferences to create a family-friendly meal plan based on kid-friendly recipes hand-picked by the chefs. Then, it sends you to the store with a printable grocery list that can also be viewed on your smartphone.
Meal Planning Made Easy
Cooking at home during the week can be difficult when you don’t plan. With a few clicks, you can select weekly meal planning recipes that use the sales at your local grocery store.
Benefits of Meal Planning
There are many benefits for meal planning. You save time and money while improving your health and relationships.
- [advt]Save Time: When you make a meal plan, you can select easy recipes that don’t require a lot of prep work. After selecting your recipes, make a grocery list. You can buy what you need for the entire week without having to make a return trip to the store for forgotten items.
- Save Money: There are three main ways that meal planning saves money. Planning allows you to look at the sales in the grocery store circulars. You can choose recipes that incorporate sale items from your local grocery store to save money. When you build your grocery list around a meal plan, you buy only what you need. This way, you can avoid blindly throwing items into your basket in the aisles of the grocery store. Finally, eating at home is more economical than expensive take out.
- Manage Your Health: When you plan to eat at home, you have more control over the ingredients in your meals. While some dishes at popular restaurants may seem healthy, they may contain ingredients you don’t know about. In addition, the serving sizes at restaurants can be deceiving. The better route is to prepare meals at home from recipes with ingredients you trust and serving sizes you understand.
- Improve Family Relationships: Studies show that the more often families eat together, the more likely children are to do well in school, eat their vegetables, learn big words, and know which fork to use.