We've been cookin' up something extra special just for YOU—it's the one and only Shelf Cooking Meal Plan! We want to help you make dinnertime a breeze, take out the last minute scramble, and confidently serve up delicious meals, all while saving some dough.
Mealtime.. UGHH! You know it means more messes, more work, and less time for everything else on your list. Stressed mama, meet your new bestie: the Shelf Cooking Meal Plan. We want to help teach you how to become the ultimate Shelf Cooking pro! So we put our heads together and developed a meal plan with YOU in mind.
We’re revolutionizing meal planning and what it can do for you! It’s time to eliminate dinnertime overwhelm and get delicious homemade meals on your table every night. You’re going to save SO much time, cut out unnecessary grocery expenses, and most importantly, start ENJOYING meal time with your family. Are you ready?? Let’s do this!
WHAT IS THE SHELF COOKING MEAL PLAN SUBSCRIPTION?
This is a meal plan unlike any other meal plan out there. You ready for this?
Every Friday you’ll receive a new meal plan for the upcoming week. Here's what it will include:
- Delicious recipes for 5 dinners, 5 sides, & 2 desserts
- Grocery list with ingredients labeled by recipe, so you only buy what you need.
- Prep plan with daily meal prep checklists, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing what you WANT to do.
- Tips & tricks for simplified prep & cooking
- “Table Talk” prompts for mealtime fun
Our notes and substitutions will help teach you how to shelf cook and make adaptations to fit your family!
HOW DOES THIS MEAL PLAN WORK?
1. SIGN UP
First things first, get access to our weekly meal plan by joining here.
2. CHECK IT OUT
Receive a fresh batch of shelf cooking recipes each week along with a grocery guide and “Prep Plan” to print and keep handy, making mealtime a breeze every day. Make sure you review it carefully so you can plan ahead and adapt for your family's needs. We’ll send you an email reminder when the next week is ready!
3. GET COOKIN!
You’re all set to start cookin’ like Grandma used to! Enjoy making delicious meals for your family without the stress of rigid meal planning or multiple exhausting trips to the grocery store each week!
LET’S MAKE DINNERTIME DOABLE
Alright, you're curious, aren't you? What are you waiting for?
ALL THE HEAD-WORK DONE FOR YOU
Imagine this: Your meals planned, grocery list made, and a “prep plan” to simplify meal prep! All tied up in a pretty little PDF package!
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
Spend less time scrolling through Pinterest for ideas, making grocery lists, and going to the grocery store for a “couple things” you forgot to grab last time–we all know how that goes! Enjoy delicious meals made using more of what you have on hand!
START ENJOYING DINNERTIME WITH YOUR FAMILY
Spend less time worrying over what to serve for dinner every day, whether your grocery budget is in check, and scrambling at 5 PM every afternoon to figure out what you can make with what you have. If you’re exhausted and feeling a little burnt out, you’re not alone. Let US take the overwhelm out of meal planning, so you can focus on what matters most and start enjoying family mealtime!
Now you can spend more time connecting with your family and knowing you're putting a little extra money back in your wallet!
SHELF COOKING MEAL PLAN FAQ
HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES EACH RECIPE SERVE? Our recipes typically serve about 4-6 people, but quantities can easily be adjusted by halving or doubling to fit your family’s needs!
DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT? Short answer, no! We believe that you can make things work with what you have, but many of our meals recommend the use of a slow-cooker and other common kitchen tools.
HOW MUCH WILL MY GROCERIES COST EACH WEEK? Great question with an easy answer: you choose your budget! We designed our plan to accommodate EVERY budget – that is the beauty of shelf cooking! Our recipes are tailored to rely on the basic pantry essentials. If you're already stocked up on the essentials, you might even be able to get by without a grocery trip one week! It's definitely possible to get by with what you have, but our recipes are supplemented with a few fresh ingredients each week – providing meals that are both wholesome & frugal for your family.
DO YOU PROVIDE GLUTEN-FREE OR VEGAN MEAL PLANS? While we do not have separate meal plans for those with specific dietary needs, our plan is designed to be adaptable. In fact, we would love to see how you use shelf cooking to adapt recipes to your needs!
DO YOU OFFER SUGGESTIONS/ALTERNATIVES FOR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS? Each of our recipes includes substitution options where we see it to be fitting & practical. While we are unable to provide separate plans for every preference, we do our best to provide substitutions that will help you adjust to your family's needs.
WHAT ABOUT PICKY EATERS? WILL MY KIDS LIKE IT? We hear you loud and clear, sister! We have picky kids too and want them to eat! Keeping our meal plan family friendly is extremely important to us as we design each week’s meal plan. Our meals offer a variety of delicious family dinners that have been tried and tested in our own homes.
ONCE I PURCHASE THE PLAN, CAN I GO BACK TO VIEW PREVIOUS RECIPES AND PLANS? In order to protect the value of our meal plans, you will only see the current week's recipes each week when you login to your account; however, we recommend printing your recipes and storing them in a recipe binder for you to enjoy over and over!
HOW DO I ACCESS MY PLAN? After purchasing, you will receive an email with a link to login to your account. You can access your plan by visiting this site anytime, anywhere! Every Friday morning, we will send out a reminder email to check out the upcoming week's meal plan and grocery list. We recommend bookmarking this site on your browser or smart phone for easy access!
HOW MUCH CLEAN UP WILL THERE BE? The last thing we want to do at the end of the day is make another mess to clean up, right?? We thought about this when creating this meal plan! All of the prep work is laid out for you in your weekly “Prep Guide” which helps you prepare for future meals ahead of time, cutting down on dirty dishes & clean-up each day! And if you have kiddos, don't carry the burden of clean-up alone! We encourage you to consider mealtime a family activity. Not only will you grow closer as. a family, but your kids will be learning lifetime skills as well!
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER MEAL PLANS? We aren't just giving you a bunch of recipes and saying good luck–that's what Pinterest is for! We know that what you're really needing is structure. Let US do the brain work of organizing meals to use up your ingredients and reduce waste, mapping out grocery lists, figuring out how to prep ahead, and collecting delicious recipes your whole family will love (with options for substitutions, so you have the option to use what you have before spending money on what you don't need). All of this tied up in a pretty little PDF package!
DO YOU PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION? We do not provide nutritional information with our recipes, but we can assure you that we would never include a meal that we wouldn’t put on the table for our own families as well!
OUTSIDE OF USA. CAN WE GET THESE INGREDIENTS? We cannot ensure the accessibility of ingredients, but we do our best to provide recipes that mainly consist of ingredients we consider to be staples for every home pantry.
ADAPT OUR MEAL PLAN TO FIT YOUR FAMILY
We've got so many tips to help you meal plan for your family and we teach you so much right here for free! Check out all our tips and you'll see… we know our stuff!
- Tips for Meal Planning for One – Single folks, this one is for you! Whether you're in college or you're a little older, we're giving you tips for how to plan meals for one.
- Meal Planning for Two Tips – Newlywed couples, empty-nesters, and roommates will benefit from these tips!
- Tips for Meal Planning with Young Children – We know that they can be picky, so we have some great ideas to help combat that!
- Meal Planning with Teenagers Tips – Yes! We know it's a little different with the never-ending pit that is a teen's stomach.
- Cooking Together – Why Family Meal Prep Matters! – Take the stress off just one person doing the planning, prepping, and cooking! It's time to have the whole family come together to help. Everybody eats, after all!
We got you! Don't wait! Sign up today and start Shelf Cookin' right along with us!