Listen to “CHM 068:Meal Planning Made Easy- An Interview with Plan To Eat” on Spreaker.
Like most moms I know, I’m always trying to figure out what’s for dinner. Click on the play button to listen in to the interview and hear all about why Plan To Eat came into fruition…and why it helps us, homeschool moms, to keep a routine for knowing what our family will have for dinner each day! Today’s meal planning podcast is an interview with founders, Clint Bounds and Christopher McLaughlin, of PlanToEat.com.
About Clint Bounds
Clint watched his wife exhaust herself week after week by putting together the family’s meal plans and shopping lists. Being a natural problem solver, Clint set out to find a more efficient way to get nourishing food on the table, his family gathered around it, and his wife a little less stressed out. Through his efforts Plan to Eat, a website that automates the meal planning process, was born. Clint lives in Northern Colorado where he is a father to four homeschooled children and husband to one energetic stay-at-home wife and mom.
About Christopher McLaughlin
When Christopher’s wife was diagnosed with a chronic illness, he assumed many of the daily roles of caring for their five children, including making sure that everyone was fed. The automation that came through Plan to Eat was a blessing that kept the McLaughlin household consistently eating real food together. Christopher is using his background in marketing to spread the word about Plan to Eat in hopes that other families will also find the time to eat together. Christopher lives in Northern Colorado with his wife and five homeschooled children.
In this interview chat about meal planning, we discuss:
- What inspired this meal planning company startup.
- Plan To Eat’s food philosophy and business philosophy. Focusing on plant-based foods, not overeating, and sitting down to eat together as a family during meal times is an important part of their food philosophy.
- Some benefits of meal planning and how this program helps moms and dads to get the food on the table. It saves on time, you waste less food (because every meal is intentional), you eat healthier, and it gives peace of mind to know that you already have dinner planned for the day.
- How Plan To Eat actually works and some of its key features: Create an account, gather your recipes (import them from other blogs or type them in), drag and drop your meals onto the calendar, and grab your shopping list (already created for you). It also syncs to your phone with a grocery list to make it easy for shopping! The newest feature is called Prep Notes, which gives you reminders of what to do to prep for cooking the recipe.
- The types of memberships offered. There is a 30-day free trial offered and you will have access to the entire application- no limits. After 30 days, you can subscribe monthly for $4.95/month or $39/year.
Support Our Podcast by meal planning with Plan To Eat
Click on the banner to find out more about Plan To Eat, and if you decide to sign up for the trial and eventually the paid subscription, you’ll be supporting this wonderful company…plus I’ll receive a small commission to help keep the Christian Homeschool Moms Podcast going.
Listen to the interview and let me know what you think.
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