If you need a little help in the organizational field, you already know you want this. If you’re fairly organized, you might think you don’t. That’s what I thought when Angela first emailed me. Some people are probably chuckling under their breath because the organized version of myself died a long, slow painful death many years ago, but flying by the seat of my pants seems to work most of the time, so why would I want help? After all, my family hardly ever goes hungry just because I fell down on the job.
My sample menus and instructions were fun and easy, and the breakfast braid received rave reviews in our house. I love that the recipes and shopping list come in a variety of sizes with an option big enough to feed our whole family! I also love that instructions are complete enough that I could simply hand them over to one of my daughters – this may come in handy when our baby arrives in October.
Because I am so busy being organized (cough, cough) I asked Angela to tell you more about Grocery Shrink. Here’s what she had to say:
Hi, I’m Angela Coffman, a homeschooling mom to 6, aged 12 to 1. As the owner of The Grocery Shrink, I’ve spent years helping families eat well for less. I love food, and presenting a well prepared meal for my family makes me happy. But when the babies come close together and projects pile on projects, things don’t always go perfectly. How about you?
Have you ever had a little panic attack when you realized that it was almost time for dinner and you still didn’t know what to fix? Or spent all day working on a huge sewing project and served cold cereal and milk for dinner? When the family eats all the dinner and there’s no leftovers, are you stuck with boxed macaroni and cheese for lunch the next day? On budget meeting day, are there ever little fights about the amounts from restaurants and grocery stores on the debit or credit card statement?
You’re not alone. And I’d love to help. You’re busy, not lazy. There’s only so much time in the day and mothering, homeschooling, and ministering to the needs around you takes a lot of that time. Having a menu plan would relieve the stress; you know that already. But menu planning is time consuming too—and sometimes the meals end up the same, week in and week out.
I’d love to tell you about a new service called Grocery Shrink Plus. Every week GSP emails out meal plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for 7 days. You get a shopping list and an action plan that you can print out for your fridge. Once you have a habit of checking your action plan, you’ll never forget to start your slow cooker in the morning or marinade your chicken overnight again!
GSP uses natural foods such as brown rice; and whole grain flours. You’ll learn how to make Greek Yogurt at home to save money. And you’ll learn how to make your own whole grain bread too. But if you don’t have time for these things, no worries. The shopping list will tell you what to buy instead.
We know that many of you are suffering with dietary restrictions, so there are money conscious adjustments provided for gluten free and dairy free. And if you are on a fitness plan, there’s a special section for each meal to help you with that too.
Large family? Small family? Each recipe comes with a chart with amounts for families of 2, 4, 8 and 12. Several of our mothers are handing an older child the menu plan to cook from as a training for their future family. Other moms are finding that now that they are more relaxed they are more able to let their younger children join in the food prep. And Dads enjoy knowing exactly what to do when Mom is sick.
On a budget? Grocery Shrink Plus is an extention of our Grocey Shrink business which focuses on reducing food bills. Our plans use low cost foods and when you use the pantry system for shopping, you’ll save even more.
You may be shocked to learn that GSP only costs $5 a month! It’s a huge time saver and stress reliever, but because we have so many subscribers we can keep the price low for you. GSP isn’t for everyone. If you have an egg allergy or choose to eat vegan, you’ll find some of the recipes challenging to adjust.
If you’d like to find out more visit www.groceryshrink.com/menus to download a sample recipe and find out what our subscribers think of the program. We also have a facebook page. I’d love you to come and join the discussion and see what all the excitement is about!
Angela will be giving one Life in a Shoe reader a full year of free menu planning worth $60. That’s 52 weeks of fun recipes, helpful tips, shopping lists, and more!
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