Menu Planning made easy with PlateJoy!


platejoy, menus, meals, healthy eating, As a busy momma to 5, my days are pretty hectic! Although my days are pretty busy I still make sure that when Supper time rolls around I’m serving my family a healthy home cooked meal. Serving home cooked meals does get pretty time-consuming especially on busy weeknights so a few months ago I started making monthly meal plans. It saves me money and time. The only problem I was having with that was we were eating the same type of meals over and over again! It gets pretty boring to say the least.

Last month I was contacted by PlateJoy to see if I would be interested in trying their platform of meal planning and happily accepted. 😉

platejoy, menus, meals, healthy eating,PlateJoy is a pretty neat website that designs healthy meal plans customized to your weight loss goals, dietary preferences, health goals and busy schedule. You can choose meal planning for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Upon visiting their website I noticed it was friendly and easy to navigate. At the beginning I was asked a few questions and was able to add my entire family to the menus. I chose low-fat and kid friendly meals because we are trying to eat healthier and also some of my kiddos are pretty picky. 

platejoy, menus, meals, healthy eating,After my account was set up I was able to see my current menu, recipes and shopping list. Since we are currently doing monthly meal planning in our home I had decided on choosing 2 nights a week to try something new from our list of recipes on PlateJoy.

platejoy, menus, meals, healthy eating,Each week I receive an email letting me know that my new recipes are available. If there are some recipes that I don’t believe my family would all enjoy I can delete them and have only the ones I’m interested in showing.

platejoy, menus, meals, healthy eating,Each recipe comes with a shopping list that you can print out which I really love. Beforehand they ask you what ingredients you currently have at home so it’s not added to your list.

We’ve tried a few recipes so far and our first and one of our favorites so far was the Cashew Chicken. Mmm it turned out really good! I really enjoy trying out all the new recipes and having PlateJoy do the work for me by offering new recipes and letting me know what I need to make it.

I can’t wait to see what next weeks recipes bring! 😉


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As always, thanks for stopping by!! 😉


  • Liza

    I love meal planning! It definitely helps you avoid the “same ol’, same ol'” habit that I think we all fall into sometimes.

  • rika

    Sounds like a great program! I love trying new recipes! Thanks for sharing the code

  • Angela Kanellopoulos

    this is pretty awesome im not gonna lie! I wish I could afford it otherwise i would be all for it! ill keep it in mind incase i get this promotion!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    This sounds like an awesome idea for the family to plan the meals ahead when everyone is busy. I love the idea of using this site and the fact that they give you the shopping list along with the recipes is amazing. Thanks for sharing this site I am really going to have to check it out.

  • Christy Garrett

    I need to start meal planning. I don’t at the moment but should so that I can make meals around the things I can buy on sale.

  • Brandy

    I am such a horrible meal planner, this sounds like something I need and can truly benefit from. I will have to check them out because I want nothing more than to be 1) more organized and 2) have dinner easier for me to deal with 🙂

  • Kita

    I’ve heard of plate joy. Menu planning has never been my strong point but I am loving that downlaod and I really want to get it together so I will give it a try.

  • Liz Mays

    Now that’s a great way to stretch your dinner menu a bit and get creative. I love this kind of service so much!

  • Anosa

    I am loving the sound of plate joy, I don’t do the meal planning often enough but I do them and they help loads.

  • mary

    I really need to start using this. I tend to make the same things over and over again. The kids get sick of it. This is perfect

  • Mitch

    I don’t know how you do it! This looks like a great help. And thanks for the reminder, I have to plan our meals for the upcoming week!

  • Heather

    I’ve been needing a meal planning, well, plan LOL…besides Pinterest! This looks interesting, I wonder about how many ingredients on average their meals have. I’ll take a look, thanks for the info.

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