Can You Afford to NOT Plan Your Weekly Menu?

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Your life is busy. Super busy. And probably the last thing you want to do at the end of a busy day is go grocery shopping. In addition, taking the time to plan a weekly menu—and make the meals—can seem overwhelming.

But can you afford not to?

If we’re not careful, both money and time can get away from us. Crazy weeks happen.You don’t quite get to the grocery store to do a full week’s worth of grocery shopping because you didn’t make a weekly menu. You didn’t make a menu because you couldn’t decide what to prepare, or make the time to sit down to think about meals, and then create a grocery list. And you didn’t create a grocery list because you couldn’t find the time to figure out the ingredients for each recipe.

And so life becomes more hectic, and instead of driving to the grocery store once during the week, which would take–at most–one and half hours, you make multiple trips to the store. Three items here; eight items there and, suddenly, you realize you’ve probably spent at least three to four hours this week on grocery shopping. Or you’ve fallen back into the “grab a quick dinner at a fast food restaurant” routine.

It’s so easy to fall into these habits, but can you afford it?

Your grocery budget is nearly gone and you still have over a week left before payday. You begin stressing over the time that’s being sucked away from your week because of the multiple trips, and the money being stripped away from other areas of your budget. It builds and compounds and becomes a huge gorilla that seems to be ripping your peace of mind to shreds. Can you relate?

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So where do you find the time to create a weekly menu and shopping list?


Help is here! Build A Menu can save you both time and money! With the Classic Plan, each week you choose from a bunch of different recipes in several different categories (Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, etc.). You select the recipes and we’ll give you the approximate cost and create a shopping list just for you. No extra brain power needed! It’s even editable, so you can add extra items to the list and even organize them by section (Produce, Dairy, etc.) And with the Premium Plan, you will have access to all the recipes in our database at any time for just a couple dollars more each month.

So, if you’re already a member, but got out of the habit of building your weekly menu, come on over now and select your recipes. It really is easy and will save you hours of planning time. If you’re not a member yet, we’re so sure you are going to love us that we offer a two-week FREE trial membership—no strings attached. Curious, but not sure how it works? Come visit us and let us tell you about it!

For as little as $8 a month (even less if you purchase a year’s subscription), you can know what’s on your menu this week, get a customized shopping list prepared just for you, and be far less stressed. What’s not to love?

See you over there!

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