“Groceries are up 11% year over year–the highest percentage increase in one year since 1981.”
Meal planning on a budget was my first love. Back in 2006 when my sons were babies, money had become really tight in our house, but I refused to not feed my family well simply because we needed to spend dramatically less money. In fact, I predicted that with some serious planning I could cook 20 meals a week for a family of four on a $200 budget. I also included two bottles of wine a week in that budget and I insisted on shopping at Whole Foods Market. And to prove it could be done, I posted my recipes and my receipts each week to my blog, “One Family One Meal”.
“With some serious planning I could cook 20 meals a week for a family of four on a $200 budget. I also included two bottles of wine a week in that budget and I insisted on shopping at Whole Foods Market.”
I sent my first blog to 75 people, and soon I had 10,000 loyal readers who had fallen in love with the concept. Little by little, I started to give people hope that it doesn’t have to be hard, cost a lot of money, or take a lot of time to cook delicious meals at home.
Luckily for me, the blog was such a hit that I scored my first cookbook contract off that concept and the rest, as they say, is history.
After launching my first round of online classes for subscribers to my site, I started working on more class ideas. Oddly enough, I feel that same feeling in the air that I felt in 2006. With gas prices through the roof and inflation creeping up by the minute, people are nervous about spending. Employment might be high right now, but other factors are making us think twice about how we spend our money. As I dug a little deeper, I discovered that U.S. households are spending $450 more a month than they were a year ago. $450!!! Groceries are up 11% year over year–the highest percentage increase in one year since 1981! We are indeed nervous, and 75% of us are looking to cut back on discretionary spending.
It feels like the right time to bring back this valuable work. With a little planning, you CAN create delicious, healthful, varied meals that don’t have to cost a lot, take a lot of time to make, or be difficult to master. Together, we’ve totally got this.
THE RECIPES COVER ALL YOUR DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE PREFERENCES, INCLUDING:
GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, VEGETARIAN, MAKE AHEAD, DOUBLE BATCH, QUICK WEEKNIGHT, EASY ENTERTAINING
Baked Chicken Parm with Fresh Mozzarella
Cheesy Taco Casserole
Fusilli with Fresh Pesto
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde and Toasted Almonds
Creamy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps
The “Friends” Salad
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast “Muffins”
The Plan of Attack
How to choose recipes that will work for you and how to fill out a weekly menu plan of attack.
The Grocery Store Moonwalk
Go shopping with Amanda! The keys to expeditious and inexpensive grocery shopping, even at stores like Whole Foods.
Prep and Cook Like a Pro
The magic of Weekly Prep Hour (from grocery unpacking to core recipe prep!) Set the timer and watch what you can accomplish in 60 minutes flat!
Werk Your Plan
The secrets of being able to cook around your schedule, plus how to optimize your freezer, and tips for repurposing and reusing extra food.
- Avoid boring leftovers: Use up all of the ingredients you buy for the week by repurposing them. Say hello to Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry and Creamy Broccoli Soup with Parmesan Crisps!
- Save cold hard cash: When I’m following my shopping list vs. shopping without a plan, I save over $100 a week on groceries and takeout delivery fees alone!
- Reclaim time: Shop, prep, and cook delicious meals for your entire week in four hours or less (aka plenty of time to binge Ted Lasso!)
- Shop at the fancy places: With my method, you can still buy seasonal, local, organic ingredients from grocers like Whole Foods and spend less. (I do!)
- Say buh-bye to hangry: Learn to cook so that food is ready way before hanger sets in.
- Connect to your joy: When you meal plan in advance of dinner hour, you can look forward to cooking!
- Feel the zen: A stocked fridge will leave you with a sense of calm you didn’t know you were missing!
- Keep your spontaneity: Life happens! By learning how to plan a week at a time–and giving yourself the flexibility–you’ll still be able to navigate social plans, picky kids, and Mars in retrograde.
Because this course is filmed in advance, you can watch it whenever it’s convenient for you! And you’ll have access to the course forever, so you can always come back to it for a refresher.
This is a pre-recorded, 4-session course that drops on specific dates. After the classes are released, you’ll be able to watch them whenever time permits. There is a one-time enrollment fee for this course. You do not need to be a House of Haas member to enroll in The Meal Planning Method.
The Meal Planning Method is a separate course with a one-time payment. It is not associated with the monthly membership program.
The four modules will be released August 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. When you enroll, you will also receive an email with everything you need to know to get started, including the dates and times for the weekly live Q & As with Amanda during each week of class.
We want you to be satisfied with this course, and believe it will pay for itself the first time you implement Amanda’s meal planning method. However, we will refund you within the first week of the course (before August 14th) if it is not working for you.
The gifts will be shipped during the week of August 15th.