Real Food Meal Plans: Traditional, Paleo and Vegetarian

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I am super excited to announce: Real Plans are finally ready!

I’ve spent months upon months testing and perfecting recipes, considering your busy schedule, and coming up with the perfect menus for you to save time and money getting Real food on the table.

With a good meal plan, you can serve great food without chaining yourself to your kitchen or breaking the bank.

I’ve come up with a system that works, and I’ve got a giant recipe box brimming with tried-and-true, nutritious dishes that my family loves – and I’m sure you will too.

Here’s a sample menu:

Sunday  – Roast chicken with root veggie mash, gravy, and sauerkraut
Monday – Chili and cornbread* (double batch for future freezer meal)
Tuesday – Spaghetti squash alfredo or Carbonara* with chicken & caesar salad
Wednesday – Butternut squash soup and/or leftovers
Thursday – Grilled salmon and steamed broccoli
Friday –  Real food nachos
Saturday –“out and about” day or freezer meal

Extras – Purple garlic kraut, yogurt cream cheese, chicken stock

*Gluten-free and dairy-free recipes included, otherwise dairy products can be excluded or substituted as appropriate.

Yummy, huh? These menus are so much more than a list of recipes…

For only $14 per month, each week you will receive:

  • A detailed shopping list to save you time and money
  • Your schedule for the week laid out day by day (with one main cooking day and minimal time in the kitchen)
  • Recipes for 5 dinners – plus an extra – with enough leftovers to cover most of your lunches too!
  • One double recipe each week to bank “fast food” in the freezer
  • Bonus recipes each week so you always have Real food handy
  • Paleo, Vegetarian Gluten and dairy-free options – for those with special dietary needs

How much do you spend on last minute meals out each month?  With Real Plans, you will save money by avoiding unnecessary restaurant meals and trips to the grocery store – and always having a plan for dinner.

You can save even more by subscribing quarterly or for the whole year.

What are you waiting for?

Save yourself hours in the kitchen, money spent on last minute meals out, and lots of unnecessary stress with my easy-to-use meal plans.

Click here to subscribe today!

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  1. Rachel says

    This looks so great. It’s the best option I’ve seen for real food meal plans. The only problem I face is that I have part of a cow and pig in my freezer with only certain cuts left that I usually plan my meals around. With these pre-made meal plans I’d have to buy certain cuts at a rate I can’t afford since I already bought my yearly meat allotment at the rate I can afford. Hmmm… It’ll take some thought. How many meatless meals on average are there per week? Meatless meals could help soften the financial blow some…

    • says

      Hi Rachel – I also have a freezer full of meat. I tend to use cheaper cuts – ground, roasts, stew meat. There’s at least one meatless meal, a soup, and a fish dish.

      • Rachel says

        Thanks for the reply Emily. That’s great. I could always make various lunch dishes with my current meat stash if I find you are using different cuts.


  2. Giseli says


    I love the meal plan idea!!! One question it’s only dinner right? U have any guides for breakfast and lunch, I do too little ones!!!!

  3. Courtney says

    Hi Emily,
    I’m wondering if you have any idea how much money per week is spent on the dinners in your meal plan. I am very interested, but I don’t think I can purchase the plans if they will blow my weekly budget. Thanks!

  4. says

    Hi Courtney,
    Thanks for your question. The cost for the dinners varies depending on where you live and where and how you shop. That said, I do lean toward thrifty ingredients – like less expensive cuts of meat and cheaper types of seafood. I would suggest that you download the free meal plan, and sign up for the monthly subscription to try it out. If you find that it works out a little too much for you, you could always take advantage of our 30 day money back guarantee.

    • says

      Hi Amanda, thanks for your question. We only offer the one menu at the moment that offers GF options for each recipe. If you download the free menu, you’ll see what I mean.

  5. Melissa says


    I purchased the plan and so far so good! I am wondering how often you upload new recipes in to the system to choose from?



    • says

      Hi Melissa – Thanks for your question. Every week, a new week of meals will be added so that you can always view 4 weeks of meals ahead. This way, you can move certain meals around according to your liking. Hope that helps!

  6. Deborah says

    I am really interested in this idea of Real Food Meal Plan, but I have some questions about the carbohydrate and calorie content of the meals. I looked at the sample and many of the meals seem to be “low carb” and some of them don’t seem like they would have enough calories to really feed a family of 4, like the nacho night. I am interested in a “Real Food Meal Plan” not a calorie or macro-nutrient restricted weight-loss plan for my family.

    Are legumes ever included in the menus? I buy a lot of legumes in bulk because they store well, and are cheap, nutritious and filling and I would hate to just have them sitting around forever not used if I were to subscribe.

    I also wish there were 6 recipes and a soup for the week, as we don’t go out and I am not sure there would be 2 days worth of leftovers.

    A final note, I wish a weekly dessert would be included. I think many families enjoy at least one dessert a week and it would be nice to have the ingredients on the shopping list, accounted for in prep and variety over the weeks to look forward to.

    Thank you,

  7. jobeets says

    Hi if I will buy the real food meal plan now,will i get the meal plan today or i have to wait til thursday,because im going to do the food shopping on sunday
    maraming salamat…

  8. Deborah says

    I looked over the sample again and noted the double batched freezer meal. You probably have one of those every week so after a while you have a few to choose from on “leftover” nights, so that makes sense to only have 5 recipes after you are following the plan for a while. So I retract the 6 recipe request I previously made. :)

  9. says

    Hi Deborah – Really there’s plenty of food for the week of dinners including leftovers. As for beans, I don’t tend to use them often because I personally find them difficult to digest, even when properly prepared. You could certainly whip up a bit pot of beans for the week to stretch these meals even farther.

    As for dessert, I will keep that in mind. 😉

  10. says

    Hi Jobeets – Thanks for your question. You will receive a welcome meal plan as soon as you have order the meal plan subscription and then you will receive the next meal plan on the Thursday after you have ordered.

  11. jobeets says

    Hi Emily,just bought the meal plan,im so excited ,need to find Mesophilic cultures here in New Zealand and some others stuffs that im not familiar with,once again,thank you so much
    maraming salamuch!

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