When it comes to feeding my kids, healthy options are of course a priority. The problem arises when that priority comes to the table with my picky eaters and time limitations, and add in a dash of my lack of culinary skills and we usually fall into a predictable rut when it comes to school lunches. The kids will complain about getting the same old thing and half of it will come home with them in their lunchboxes and I am back at square one. I also hate wasting food (and money) on ideas that never pan out for them, and get frustrated trying to come up with appetizing and healthy options that will actually get eaten.
Enter MOMables, a school lunch meal planning service that helps parents feed their kids a variety of lunches they will love. Their one simple plan approach has built in substitutions for vegetarian, gluten free and nut free options when needed (it is not a dairy free or vegan plan).
MOMables was started by Laura Fuentes, a mom of 3 kids under seven years old, to help other parents get out of the lunch packing rut. MOMables offers a weekly school lunch meal plan with 5 lunch ideas, a prep-ahead sheet and a shopping list to help us busy parents feed our kids good food they will actually eat for only $6 per month! There are no special gadgets needed to make your kid’s lunch, no hard-to-find ingredients, no processed food and no lengthy recipes. MOMables is all about uncomplicated yet good food for your kids. In nearly all recipes, you’ll be able to swap ingredients to accommodate for food allergies and picky eaters.
When my friend Jenn suggested I check the site out I was instantly hooked. I love the idea of the prep-ahead suggestions, which help you pack lunch a few days ahead or the night before (who needs more stress in the mornings?), all while also using up leftovers and saving you time. The meals are all easy to follow, even for someone who is challenged in the kitchen such as myself, and they each come with a photo so you can see how they're supposed to turn out. They come with time and money saving tips like what to prep ahead and how to use up leftovers to make it as easy as possible.
Laura has been kind enough to offer my readers a sample week of MOMables for FREE, when you sign up for their weekly newsletter. It’s also loaded with free recipes (try the Chocolate Avocado pudding, you AND the kids will love it), tips and so much more each week.
Plus, one lucky reader will win a 3 month subscription and a $15 Amazon gift card to purchase your own lunch supplies courtesy of MOMables!
To enter, simply comment below on why you would like to try this awesome service. One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, January 24th at 5pm. xoxo
Thanks to everyone for entering! The winner has been notified via email and the giveaway is now closed!