How does Food on the Table work?
Food on the Table is an online budget meal planning service designed to
help families eat better and save money. Our meal planner template
combines the weekly sales from your local grocery store with your family's
food preferences. What this gives you is a meal planning template that is
ideal for creating a family-friendly and healthy meal plan based on
kid-friendly recipes hand-picked by our chefs. Then, we send you to the
store with a printable grocery list that can also be viewed on your smartphone.
Food on the Table is free to use! Plan up to three meals, and start
Meal Planning Made Easy
Cooking at home during the week can be difficult if you don't have a plan.
If you need family meal planning help, you've come to the right place.
Through our simple-to-use meal planner, you can select weekly meal planning
recipes that use the sales at your local grocery store. Our recipes are quick
and easy, and can be made in less than 45 minutes. You can become your
family's weekly meal planner! Just check out our recipes to get some meal
planning ideas for this week's dinner.
Learn more about the benefits of meal planning
Trim Your Grocery Budget
Do you spend too much money at the grocery store only to come home with
nothing to cook for dinner? Meal plans can help you stay focused at the
grocery store so that you only buy what you need for your menu plans.
When you plan around sales, you save even more. No more searching the
circular or newspaper; we find the sales at your local grocery store so
that you can prepare budget friendly meals. Preparing weekly meals on a
budget has never been easier.
See more grocery savings tips
Types of Meal Plans
If you have a specific meal plan in mind, just type in your items and
we'll help create a list for that meal plan. For example, if you want to
start eating healthy, a low calorie meal plan might work for you. Maybe
you're looking to get toned and fit? Try a bodybuilding meal plan,
instead. A vegan meal plan may appeal to those who enjoy organic foods.
There are even meal plans that cater to health issues, like the diabetic
meal plan. While we don't lay out these as exact meal plans for you, we
still can help you purchase and find the best prices on all the items you
need. All you have to do is customize your own weekly food planner and
hit the grocery store.
Choosing the Right Meal Plan for You
There are some factors to consider when it comes to choosing a meal
plan to achieve specific health goals. First, you need to determine
your ideal weight. Next, you should ask yourself if your activity
level is high or low. Then, you can determine what a healthy meal plan
will look like for you. Just change your meal plan size accordingly to
fit your dietary needs. Our meal planning services can help you create
a customized, weekly recipe menu that will allow you to achieve all of
your dietary goals.
Family Meal Planning
Making a week planner meal that the whole family can enjoy can be
tough, especially if you have some picky eaters in the mix. With Food
on the Table's recipe planning, you can just plug in ingredients that
everyone likes and create family meal plans from there. After you
make your weekly dinner planner, you can serve the family and see
what they think. There are also lots of topics on the discussion
boards on meal planning for kids. With our menu planning guide, the
whole family will be going back for seconds.
Grocery List By Department
Studies show that for every minute over 30 minutes you spend in the
grocery store, you spend an additional $1 per minute. Make your trip to
the store quick with a grocery list organized by department. Use Food on
the Table as your budget meal planner, and you can save between $40 and
$100 a month. Swoop in and out of the grocery store with ease by menu
planning weekly and using meal planning apps on your iPhone or Android.
That's right, you can have your whole menu planner right on your phone.
Just take your week meal planner on the go and your grocery store visits
will be quicker than ever.
See why the grocery list is the key to the grocery store
Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
Our chefs look at all of our recipes to make sure they are quick and
easy to prepare. We choose common ingredients and simple cooking
techniques to ensure your weeknight dinner is a success. Check out our
many simple and fast recipes to get weekly meal ideas.
Find out what makes an easy dinner recipe
Plan Healthier Meals
Food on the Table allows for healthy meal planning by providing
nutrition facts for our public recipe collection. We even calculate
how healthy our users' personal recipes are on the fly! With so much
nutritional information available, you will able to create healthy
meal plans that work for everyone. We provide you the facts so that
you can become a healthy meal planner. Making healthy family meal
plans on a budget is a cinch.
Meal Plan Size and Healthy Weights
A 2000 calorie meal plan can sustain a person at a weight range of
155-170 pounds depending on activity level, while 1800 calorie meal plans
can sustain a weight of 150-165 pounds. A 1600 calorie meal plan and a
1500 calorie meal plan will sustain a body weight range of 130-150
pounds. A 1400 calorie meal plan and a 1300 calorie meal plan will fall
into the 120-140 pound range. A 1200 calorie meal plan will sustain a
weight range of 100-120 pounds. Anything below 1200 calorie meal plans
will not provide enough nutrients to sustain energy. If you're eating
below 1200 calories a day, consider eating more calories with leaner
foods. If you want to drop some pounds, take your new, healthy lifestyle
into account when crafting your weekly meal menu. Making a healthy menu
plan could help you to stick to your diet.