When Erin Chase (the $5 Dinner Mom) graduated from Texas Christian University, she found herself in the Dominican Republic working as a high school math and science teacher. While she loved her work, living the Dominican Republic taught her how to shop and meal plan on a budget – and in a developing country!
Because she a had a limited budget with which to cook three meals a day, seven days a week for 12 teenage boys!
So Erin and Jim Wang (founder of Bargaineering) have teamed up to bring you a revolutionary concept in Meal Planning: $5 Meal Plan.
What is $5 Meal Plan?
A simple, easy, affordable meal plan that is delivered straight to you email inbox each Friday that includes:
- Five Dinner Entrees with Sides: one freezer-friendly meal, one slow cooker, and one 20-minutes
- One Lunch & one Breakfast
- One Random Favorite each week: maybe it will be a dessert, snack or beverage, but whatever it is there may be more than one, and it’s guaranteed to be fun!
In addition to simple, affordable meal planning, a $5 Meal Plan Subscription gives you access to the private Facebook group where people are sharing ideas, opinions, and fun stores with fellow meal planners!
What About The Meals?
When Erin and Jim were preparing to launch $5 Meal Plan, they survevyed 2,134 families and found that on average, they spent 2 hours a week on meal planning.
Hours that could have been spent having fun and making memories around the dinner table – not planning for them!
Those same families said that they hate meal planning because it’s time consuming, boring,and that they would rather be spending that time with their families. And I agree 100%! Honestly, who even likes meal planning?
Jim and Erin wanted to create a product that was affordable ($5 a month) that was simple, tasty, and put hours each week back into those families’ hands. Not only that, they wanted to help families lower the cost of their groceries.
That’s why every meal plan will cost you $2 per person – often less. Their mission is to save you time, save you money, and save you the stress of having to spend hours each week planning your meals instead of spending quality time with your family, unwinding with your favorite book/tv show/hobby, or whatever else you would rather be doing.
If you or your family has dietary restrictions, then you have options. $5 Meal Plan offers two meal plans: Classic and Gluten Free. Erin deals with multiple food allergies and intolerances in her family, so she really understands the struggle of cooking with food sensetivities in mind. She makes sure to lean towards recipes lend themselves towards easy substitutions, if necessary.
Test it Out
$5 Meal Plan offers a 4-week free trial.
That’s right, you can try $5 Meal Plan without giving them a credit card, for an entire month. This way, you will see 40 meals during your trial, and be able to figure out what is right for you. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you decide to purchase, but are then unhappy for any reason, they will refund your last month’s subscription, no questions asked.
$5 Meal Plan was designed with you in mind – the mom who hates meal planning, and family who want to be more focused on enjoying dinner than preparing it, and anyone who wants to save money.
You can check out $5 Meal Plan on their website: Five Dollar Meal Plan
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