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Hi, I'm a busy mom of two and sometimes have trouble coming up with new recipes.  I'm wondering if anyone out there can tell me what Real Plans is like and if it's worth it?  If the recipes take a lot of time or have a lot of ingredients I probably wouldn't use it.  For me it has to be fairly simple.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!!:) 

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If you google Whole30 forum Real Plans, you should get some past discussions -- maybe that will help.

I haven't used the program myself, so I can't really give you any helpful feedback on it. If you don't want to go that route, you could do something more like a weekly cookup, and then just choose some extra recipes to plan to do on days when you have more time. Here are a few good sites to get recipes (always read through the recipes, most are Whole30, some might need a few changes, like subbing ghee for butter or omitting sweeteners):

http://meljoulwan.com/recipes

http://nomnompaleo.com/recipeindex

http://www.wholelifeeating.com/

 

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On 4/5/2017 at 8:09 PM, Tiffani Winter said:

Hi, I'm a busy mom of two and sometimes have trouble coming up with new recipes.  I'm wondering if anyone out there can tell me what Real Plans is like and if it's worth it?  If the recipes take a lot of time or have a lot of ingredients I probably wouldn't use it.  For me it has to be fairly simple.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!!:) 

 

I signed up for Real Plans. It is very flexible, but I find I can only use a couple of the recipes a week. The recipes are more in-depth, like roast the vegetable before you add them to the next step of the recipe. The customer support is A++ - and suggested I select meals that take less time. I love that you can customize the recipes like for servings AND ingredients, e.g., I do not like coconut. Small quantities are hard and I have wound up putting extra cooked meat in the freezer.  I will say I like the convenience of the shopping list. But it is always a toss up - buy what is available (cost and location) or stay with the recipes and pay a bit more for the items. 

Now that I have servings of meat (grilled chicken breasts, pork chops, and lamb burgers, this week I am focusing on the vegies. I happened to love the Root Vegetable Mash - as did my non-Whole30 husband!

I am realizing that once I find a recipe I like, I can always schedule that to repeat. Like I said, VERY flexible. All that said, I find meal planning to be VERY time-consuming. 

Diane

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