Why Menu Planning

  1. Saves Time

When you take the time to plan out a menu for the week, you actually save time in the long run and while grocery shopping. No more wandering around the grocery store from aisle to aisle planning your menu on the fly or staring into the refrigerator or pantry trying to come up with ideas.

  1. Saves Money

Part of the menu planning process is to look at what food items you already have on hand as well as making a grocery shopping list. By using up items you already have in your kitchen as well as sticking to a shopping list, less food goes to waste and you are less likely to make impulse purchases, thereby saving you money.

  1. Reduces Stress

Stop worrying over what’s for dinner every night with a menu plan. You won’t believe the weight that will be lifted off your busy shoulders when you no longer have to stress every night about what you are going to make for dinner.

  1. Improves Health

People eat better when they plan out their menus in advance. We build our menus on our philosophy of a healthy food pattern and include foods known to improve health, as outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  1. Increases Variety

When you plan out your menus a week at a time, you are more likely to eat a wider variety of foods. There is a balance between creatively reusing ingredients to eliminate food waste, yet eating a varied diet to get all of the needed nutrients.

  1. Crafted by Nutrition Experts

We are happy to plan your menus for you! We are passionate about menu planning and use our expertise as dietitian nutritionists and mom’s in our methodology to put together weekly menus with healthy, delicious meals that the whole family will enjoy. Shop our menu plans.


We’ve created a great infographic to outline our personal process we use in planning our own menus. Feel free to pin it for future reference or print and hang in your kitchen as a reminder.


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