Mary is one of my customers who has been using my meal plans for about a year-and-a-half.
Here’s a lovely chat I had with Mary about her experience with Soupstones Meal Plans…
So I thought spending more money on meal plans might not be the best idea.
But it ended up saving me a ton of money.
It was worth every penny.
JULES: What’s the biggest benefit of using the Meal Plans?
MARY: The meals are so much easier.
I used to sit down on Sunday afternoon and make up this ridiculously long list.
I’d go through all my recipes and try to make a meal plan myself.
A lot of the meals I was making were very involved and took a lot of time and a lot of ingredients.
When I started on your meal plans it really pared it down to just having minimal ingredients.
It saved a lot of money.
It saves a lot of time.
And it tastes fantastic!
Sometimes even better than those really involved recipes that I was making.
JULES: Did you have any hesitations to switching to a more simple approach?
MARY: No. I jumped on it and said I’m doing this!
I remember getting the first one. I got the shopping list. I got the recipes and looked them over.
Then I went to the store and bought everything for the week.
My family were involved and really excited to try it.
When I made the first meal everyone was happy.
Throughout the week I made all of the meals and everyone was absolutely thrilled.
My daughter may have been 8 at the time told me ‘Mom you have to write to Jules and tell her how much I love this recipe plan’.
She was really happy with it too. And still is.
JULES: My recipes are written for 2 and I worry about them being suitable for families. How have you handled that?
MARY: I like to double them so I have a lunch for the next day. It’s easy to do. No problem.
JULES: What did you find as a result of using the meal plans?
MARY: Saving time is one of the biggest things for me.
These simplified meal plans free up a lot of time and energy.
I don’t have to deal with elaborate planning sessions.
I don’t have to deal with as much time in the kitchen.
Now I don’t mind being in the kitchen because it’s simple. Because there are less ingredients.
I’m also very interested in healthy eating and have been for many many years. So that was a big plus for me.
JULES: So you don’t feel like you’re sacrificing the quality of the food you’re giving your family?
MARY: Not at all. No. They love it
JULES: Which specific feature of the meal plans do you like the most?
MARY: I love that you include all the variations.
I don’t cook quite as much meat so sometimes I use the variations to make it more vegetarian.
Also if I’ve been to the farmers market and I have one thing on hand then I can replace it for something in the recipe.
I LOVE all the variations. They’re fantastic.
And so is the problem solving guide.
I make something and ‘it isn’t quite right’ , I look down there and realize I can tweak it to make it just right.
JULES: Any other benefits of the meal plans?
MARY: I also really like the videos. I don’t watch all of them but I like to see someone else doing it. So I watch the video and I learn from you just seeing how it’s done.
JULES: Would you recommend the meal plans?
MARY: Wholeheartedly. 100%.
I would recommend them for anyone who wants to save time, save money and even anyone wanting to have more fun in the kitchen.
Because I feel like it used to be such a drag and now it’s not.
I love your enthusiasm and your personality.
So when I watch the video I feel connected to you. It inspires me to go in the kitchen and do it.
JULES: Anything else?
MARY: One thing I love is the VIP bonuses.
I think the latest one was that breakfast eCookbook. And I would have bought it in a heartbeat anyway because I buy pretty much all of your cookbooks. But I love having the breakfasts.
I like being able to ‘favourite’ my favourite recipes.
If I want to substitute something during the week then I can go to my favourites and grab something I really want.
Tired of spending too much time in the kitchen?
If you want to simplify your planning and cooking, then check out Simple Meal Plans.
It’s a weekly meal planning service where someone else comes up with simple ideas for what to have for dinner.
For more details Click HERE.