Simplifying Dinner {Giveaway}

I am not a fan of menu planning. Although the concept is brilliant, the actual sit down time to plan and the brain power to produce a bunch of meals at once is really daunting. Then you need to take into consideration the needs of your family and it's schedule.

"What days do you need to have a 'quick' meal so you don't find yourself in the local fast-food drive thru?"

"What special food needs do you need  to consider when creating your menu?"

"What days do you need to prepare ahead so you're not spending hours in the kitchen at the end of the day?"

I am so thankful I came across Simplified Dinners. This eBook took a lot of guess work and list making out of my hands.

It offers a grocery list and different meal plan combinations that make it a cinch to plan.

It's organized so you can plan at a glance and build your grocery list accordingly.


You can easily check your local grocery store ads to see what meat is on sale and build your meals accordingly. Genius!

My goal right now is to build a monthly menu that I can use over and over again and not have to keep recreating. My family doesn't need 40 different meals to eat. We're OK with 14 meals and rotating them, while maybe throwing in a new meal every now and then.

Don't fall for the myth that you have to have 30 different meals; one for each day of the month. Back in the day, many families had the same meals every week! Keep it simple.

Plus, Simplified Dinners comes in a gluten-free and dairy-free option!!

If you need some help with meal planning and are just frustrated at how large and time consuming the task is (because it is), I recommend trying Simplified Dinners. You are no less of a person if you utilize other resources. On the contrary, you are a very wise and resourceful woman who spends her time wisely when you seek outside help. :)

Right now, Simplified Dinners is offering an exclusive discount for Joyful Mothering readers. Simply use code: JOYFULMOTHERING at checkout to receive $3 off. This is good through the end of September.

Giveaway {Giveaway Closed}

Winner has been chosen and notified! Thank you everyone!

I'm giving away one copy of Simplified Dinners. All you need to do is leave a comment answering the following question:

What has been your most challenging thing about meal planning?