As a busy mom one thing I feel like I constantly struggle with is meal planning. Not only do I want to feed my family the best, yummy, healthy meals but the time and energy it takes to research what’s healthy, find recipes everyone will eat (including picky eaters, cause don’t we all have at least one?), putting together grocery shopping lists and fitting the prepping/cooking time in with daily life, it easily becomes overwhelming! I tried a couple years ago to create my own meal plan so it wouldn’t be a daily struggle coming up with dinner ideas every night. It worked for a little bit, but was so time consuming that I ultimately quit doing it.
Flash forward to now, I am beyond excited to have partnered with Healthy Kids Inc. a company dedicated to helping families “Make real food, real easy, from seed to table”! Healthy Kids Inc. is a company founded by Mandy and Kirk Curry, parents who like us, have busy lives but were tired of that affecting what their family ate. So they started Healthy Kids Inc. to provide not only busy parents but everyone looking for tools, to eat healthy, grow their own fruits and vegetables, move away from processed foods and save time/money on grocery shopping and meal planning.
Below is a short video from Healthy Kids Inc, mentioning a few services they offer…
Before I dive deeper into everything that’s included in a subscription at Healthy Kids Inc, I wanted to mention that they have an amazing Back to School Promo currently going on until mid September 2017. For a limited time only, sign up for just $25 to get unlimited access for an entire year to everything included in a HKI membership! PLUS enter our giveaway below, to win an entire year subscription at Healthy Kids Inc for FREE!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A HEALTHY KIDS INC MEMBERSHIP?
- Over 300 healthy, budget and family friendly recipes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and even Gluten Free, Nut Free and Vegetarian Recipes)
- Customizable weekly grocery shopping list.
- Prep tips for weekend “meal prep” assistance.
- Access to their garden technology to create your own custom plan.
- Garden tips and videos for vegetables and herbs.
- How to videos for every dinner. (If you’re a visual person like myself, this in itself was a major selling point!)
PLUS ALL THESE BONUSES!
- Monthly “Getting started” webinars. Created to help you get the most out of your services. Which will “introduce you to the latest HKI meal planner features and answer your specific questions about healthy eating, picky eaters, gardening, and more.”
- Podcasts. Mandy and the team goes over “kids health, tips and strategies for getting your kids and whole family on board with healthy eating based on [their] experience with families and teens.”
- How to Overcome Picky Eaters a FREE eBook
- Knife Skills with Chef Joe
- How to Cook Videos
- Fail Proof Healthy Eating Videos, that “walk you through the best foods to buy, how to transition without breaking your budget, how to set up your kitchen for success, and so much more.”
- A super helpful walkthrough video that shows how to get the most out of the site.
- Podcasts, EBooks, Video Tutorials, Recommend products, new additions and so much more!
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT HEALTHY KIDS INC.
USER FRIENDLY AND ATTRACTIVE PLATFORM
I am very particular of the sites I use! If they aren’t organized, user friendly, look nice or perform well I usually won’t use it. So the nice layout, colors and ease of use, is one of the attractive things about the Healthy Kids Inc. platform. Below is a screen grab from the members home page. You can see how you can quickly and easily find your saved calendars, view the weeks featured recipes, any garden projects you created, favorite recipes and below those (not pictured) has extra tips, like a walkthrough video, podcasts, webinars and more!
MEAL PLANNER CALENDAR
This (awesome!) customizable tool lets you easily add meals to your weekly calendar. It contains spots for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and even a notes section to keep track of schedules. For example, our daughter Faith has swim class this summer on Mondays and Wednesdays. So my notes remind me to choose a quick prep meal those evenings. You can search and browse all recipes from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, gluten free, nut free, vegetarian, your favorites and the featured recipes of the week and add them to your week. In addition to those, it also (one of my favorite time saving features!) automatically creates and updates a grocery shopping list based on what you have on your schedule for the week. In just a short time, you can plan out your week, month or up to a year if you wanted!
GROCERY SHOPPING LIST
Every time you add/remove a meal, it automatically updates to give you a super easy list to shop from. You can print it out, or access the mobile friendly list from your phone. It categorizes everything into the different sections at the store, shows exactly how much of the item you need and even give you recommendations on which items to buy organic. Already have an item on the list? Simply click the “x” and it will remove the item from your shopping list. Want to add your own items? They have that option too!
HEALTHY, BUDGET AND FAMILY FRIENDLY RECIPES
The Recipes are not only new, healthy and unique ideas, they also include tips, prep notes, ingredient lists, directions, nutritional facts, how-to videos and lists the vegetables and herbs you can grow that are included in the recipe. Some of my favorite recipes are: the “Spectacular Summer Smoothie”, “High Protein Raw Cookie Dough Snack” (Yes! Raise your hand fellow cookie dough lovers, I know I’m not the only one ;)), “Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry” and “Southwestern Chicken and Rice Dinner”. We are huge chicken lovers in this house! So I love that I can filter their recipes by ingredient, to easily find all the chicken meals! If you find a recipe you love, click the chef hat icon next to the recipe name and it automatically saves it in your favorites folder to easily access later.
Another awesome feature they provide is the “My Gardens” section. Here you can find and choose what vegetables or herbs you want to grow, whether you want to plant it indoors or outdoors, what container is best, when is the best time to grow it (based on your location) and more! I have a little planting experience growing up with my mom who loves to garden. But not enough to feel confident getting a vegetable for example, from seed to table. That’s why I love how easy HKI makes growing your own vegetable and herbs! In my example below, I show some of the important and helpful info for growing a cucumber. This tool includes: Planting and Harvesting Tips, When to Water, Common Errors, Why it’s Healthy, an easy to follow general planting tips video and even recipes that you can make with your new vegetable or herb!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
You can choose three different ways to access the platform: Yearly, Quarterly or Monthly. I’m the families budgeter and bill payer. If I don’t think extra services are a good use of money, we likely won’t add them to our family life. But HKI is so inexpensive, that even if you have a strict budget like us, you can find a plan that works for your family. The best bang for your buck is the annual subscription, normally priced at $67 for unlimited access to all the HKI services. (CLICK HERE to get an entire year for only $25! But hurry, it won’t last long!). If you choose to pay every 3 months, it’s $25. And monthly billing is $10.
IS IT WORTH IT?
In one word, absolutely! The amount of time, energy and stress the meal planner saves is easily worth the small investment for an entire year (If you hurry, it’s ONLY $25 right now through a special promotion. CLICK HERE to snatch this deal before it’s gone). But you also get SO much more then just the meal planner. Whether you’re a busy working parent or have all the time in the world, you can utilize HKI! Start preparing healthy meals your family loves, step away from processed snacks and foods and learn how to grow your own vegetables and herbs and save time and money at the store.
PLUS they have a 10-day, 100% money back guarantee. So if you try it out and don’t find the meal planner and all the bonus resources to have an impact on your family, simply contact them and they’ll happily issue you a full refund. So what do you have to lose? Try it out today and let me know what you think in the comments below!
“So much can happen from seed to table, so we’ve done the work for you! You can easily meal plan, cook and grow real food for your family.”
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