A: Often meal planning services use processed food shortcuts. Kate’s Thoughts for Food menus incorporate real food ingredients and avoid processed foods whenever possible. To save time, we have created culinary tricks and minimized steps.
Q: Why would I want to spend money on your service when I can find the recipes myself?
A: Save yourself time each week planning your meals. I take the “What’s for dinner?” headache out of your evenings. Kate’s Thoughts for Food helps you stay organized when it comes to cooking and makes grocery shopping a breeze. You’ll enjoy the meals you make and save money at the grocery store by buying only what you really need.
Q: Why should I cook at home?
A: Fixing your own meals is a huge money saver. Eating out even a couple of times a week adds up quickly and can cost as much as a week’s worth of groceries. Plus, cooking your own meals is healthier because you can control exactly what goes into your meals, how nutritionally balanced the meal will be, and how big your portion sizes are. In fact, research has shown that people consume 50% more calories, fat and sodium when they eat out. And last, but certainly not least, eating together at home has proven to better for your family development. Children of families that eat together are more likely to be physically active, perform better academically and benefit from the familial interaction.
Q: There are 7 days in a week, why do you only provide 5 meals?
A: This is based on practical experience. Most families will end up with leftovers from one or two meals or simply won’t be home to cook every night of the week. Plus, it leaves you a couple of extra nights to retry some of the recipes you have loved from prior weeks or your family favorite options.
Q: Do you repeat recipes?
A: Although it’s hard to not want to share some meals over and over again, main dish recipes are not repeated within three months of their initial offering. Side dish recipes and quick fix sides may be repeated more frequently.
Q: Can I share the meals plans with my friends and family?
A: I love referrals and I encourage you to have your friends and family members place an order. I provide one FREE week of standard meal plans to customers for every new client they refer. Who doesn’t love that?