28 November 2013
Review - Relish Menu Planning
Planning a meal for my family is such a feat for me because I am not so keen at cooking simply because, I don't cook. However, I should be thankful for sites like relishrelish.com for giving me inspiration on what to prepare and buy for my family's weekly meals for 5 days.
Relishrelish.com is a great resource and planning site for mommies like myself. It makes planning meals a breeze because of its functions like:
Build a menu
This is a feature of the site where you can choose from a number of meal selections and drag your selections and even favorite them on the other side of the dashboard.
Your chosen meals have a built in ingredients feature so that when you click on the shopping list, all the ingredients in the meals you have selected for the week will be shown to you. All you have to do is check on the items you have to buy. You can also select the number of people to be served so the number of ingredients adjusts accordingly so you don't have to make wild guesses on how much ingredients you have to buy for the number of people you will serve. The number of people to serve can be adjusted to 2, 4, 6 and 8. You can print this list as well that you can take in the grocery.
This shows the legends used in the recipes. I find this very helpful because I am not kitchen-savvy nor cooking-savvy so anything that involves cooking terminologies will be clarified with this legend. The legend also seves as your guide if you want to prepare vegetarian meals, good for morning preparations, budget meals, desserts, etc. It is a good way to check the categories of your meal plan.
This tab will hold the list of your favorite dishes. Just click this tab to view them in one go.
Weekly Recipes tab
This tab features all the recipes in relishrelish.com where you can choose the ones you want to prepare for the whole 5 days.
Editor's Pick tab
This is a great tab to see what is smokin' in the editor's choices. You may want to favorite the choice or add to your meal plan too!
This tab makes filtering and searching of recipes very easy. No more cluttered recipes everywhere and no need to recall where you saved a favorite recipe because it is all here in relishrelish.com.
This site really saves you time, effort and money in the long run because the meal planning makes it easy for you to get the stuff you want and print it. It auto adjusts the amount of ingredients you require based on the number of people you will serve form the shopping list function. So, you don't spend much on unnecessary number of ingredients and put them to waste because you bought too much.
For $7.00 per month, I think that is a good deal to be able to have everything you need with meal planning. You can start with a the $7.00 per month or save 15% if you subscribe for 6 months and a 30% discount if you choose the yearly subscription which is a total of $58.80.
Relishrelish.com is a great site to subscribe to because I get to save a lot. I do recommend this to those who are in-charge of preparing meals for the family so you cut back on cost, time and even hassle.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.