Win a My Family Meal Planner

Sometimes it can be tough to find the energy to cook dinner after a long day of working and entertaining the kids. With good intentions, I tried making a menu and planning out my meals, but I soon found that I didn’t always stick to it. Too many times, at the end of a busy day, I succumbed to ordering pizza or take out, mainly because I just wasn’t sure what to cook for dinner.

But then I received the Family Meal Planner, which made everything simple for me. With its weeks of menus already planned out, as well as the shopping lists, dinner became a breeze.

All of the meals are simple and include a crock pot recipe each week. I am a huge fan of crock pots. I LOVE the satisfaction of knowing that dinner will be on the table on time, as well as the enjoyable aroma filling the house during the day. It’s wonderful!

My Family Meal Planner

My Family Meal Planner includes a 12 month Calendar with meals planned for 4 days out of each week, all the Recipes that you need, and a weekly Grocery List. This 8.5 x 5.5 inch, coil bound book with laminated covers will be very helpful to any busy family.

The grocery lists are included in the book, but to make it easier for you, it also includes a Magnetic Grocery List Notepad to put on your refrigerator. Just cross out what you already have, add any additional items you may need and head to the store.

IT IS SO SIMPLE! Meals are planned for 4 days a week, so you can still add in your family favorites or head to your favorite restaurants the other days!

There are over 75 main dish recipes as well as recipes for some delectable desserts. Most recipes serve four to six people.

Due to the popularity, there is also a Family Meal Planner #2, just like the first, but with 75 different recipes. Plus there are recipes for sides, salads, dips, breakfast and of course more desserts! There are also crock pot meals EVERY week.

Lindsay Siebert, owner of My Family Meal Planner and day care provider, also sells a My Kids Meal Planner.
My Kids Meal Planner

My Kids Meal Planner was created just for Kids! This meal planner plans Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack for 5 weeks! There is a 5 week menu, recipes and weekly grocery list categorized by store departments!

All meals are quick and easy to prepare. Breakfast includes 1 bread and 1 fruit served with milk, Lunch includes 1 meat, 1 bread, 2 fruits or 2 vegetables or a fruit and a vegetable served with milk, and Snack includes items from 2 different food groups. There is vitamin C daily and vitamin A at least twice a week.

My family and I have enjoyed Lindsay’s delicious dinners. I am very pleased with how easy they are. My kids love the Colorful Chicken Strips, while the Fiesta Cheesy Chicken, Sanchos, Creamy Potatoes ‘N’ Kielbasa and The Onion-Roasted Chicken dinner have become family favorites.

We have loved every single crock pot meal, which is great, because for the longest time my crock pot sat on my counter untouched. While we don’t always follow the weekly menu exactly, finding that we switch dinners around here or there, the preprinted grocery lists are still very helpful.

If you run a busy household or struggle with meal planning, My Family Meal Planner will work wonders for you.

One lucky reader will receive: My Family Meal Planner w/grocery list notepad, My Family Meal Planner #2 with grocery list notepad and a My Kids Meal Planner, retail value $56.00.

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  1. says

    I subscribe to your feed and get your newsletter- your button is on my sidebar….I would love this giveaway prize- there is nothing better than being organized! This is awesome!

  2. Heather S says

    This would definately come in handy. SOmetimes I just don’t want to figure out what we’re going to eat that week.

    Lalycairn (at)

  3. Cheri says

    This would be great. I would only have to think if something to cook 3 days a week. Thanks. I am also a subscriber to RSS & the newsletter

  4. says

    You read my mind…i am so unorganized when it comes to grocery shopping and planning meals and it would make life so much easier if i had a little helper like this.

  5. says

    oh i’d love to win this. meal planning is my downfall. i subscribe to the feed and always love seeing what 5 minutes for mom posts each day.

  6. says

    This sounds amazing for us!! I try to meal plan every week but it’s always the same recipes and it doesn’t always work out. I would love to win these!

  7. says

    This would be a fabulous lifesaver!! I love crockpot cooking too, and having all of the “hassle” taken out of the planning and shopping lists is great. The only thing better would be a personal shopper. Ha!

  8. Erica says

    Oooh, I totally need this! I’m a mom of a 1yo (today!) and a 3yo, a wife, a middle school teacher, a church youth group volunteer, and so much more. I struggle to get meals I can be proud of on the table every night. They’re always there, but they’re not always great or on time. This looks like a great help to a busy mom like me. Thanks!

  9. says

    This sounds great! I menu plan on my own. It would help out a lot to have this. I might look into buying this if I don’t win it. :-)

  10. says

    I love all your giveaways! I soooo could use this! I already have your button on my blog, but would also like to subscribe to your newsletter! TY!

  11. says

    I could really use this! I’m signed up for the newsletter, I follow through Google Reader and I have a button!! Count me in!

  12. claudette flanigan says

    wow! What a creative idea and so very useful! If I am organized then everything is fine…this would do the trick for me! Thanks for the contest.

  13. says

    This looks so cool. I looked at the sample menu for the light version and the recipes look yummy, simple and easy.

    I would love to win.


  14. sito says

    Fantastic idea. I live by my lists, and I plan meals, but I always end up short an ingredient or two and end up running back to the store at the last minute. Anything that helps organize better, that’s for me!

  15. says

    I must confess that I hate to cook, so anything that can make my meal planning easier would be a great help to me. This sounds like a terrific product!

  16. judy brittle says

    I could sure use this. With my grandkids living here I need all the help I can get. Thank you!

  17. Sarah Cary says

    I just stumbled onto your sight while looking for easy meal ideas. This meal planner looks great – anything to make my life a little easier is ideal!

  18. kristen says

    I love this – it would really come in handy and the kids could help with the shopping part of it for their favorite meals!

  19. Kari A. says

    I was just (literally) planning the weeks meals and grocery list right before getting on the computer. This would have been so nice!

    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

  20. says

    I need all the help I can get now that my son is eating solid foods. We can’t live off of take-out menus any more. Must cook and eat healthy! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  21. Diane S says

    sounds like a good way to learn new recipes and keep everything to a frugal level…buy what you need..

  22. Veronica L. says

    I could definitely use something like this to help out around my busy lifestyle. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  23. SHIRLEY says

    I would really love to win this. This would help me to do a better job. I would really love to win this. THANK YOU

  24. karen c. says

    What an awesome idea! The hardest part about cooking dinner is figuring out what to make. I hate planning menus.

  25. Dawn says

    I need so much help with the cooking tasks. I just can’t seem to get it together to plan our meals. This looks like it might do the trick! So for the team, please, please pick me.

  26. says

    What a great planner!
    I would LOVE to win the Meal Plan for 2.
    I’m moving in with bf and have been stressing out about what to cook him everyday.
    Having a meal plan would be a great time saver!

  27. Jenny Martin says

    I so need meal planning…and meals for my kids…I do not want them to grow up on pizza, chinese and mcdonalds! I remember having meals as a family…and want to recreate that! Thanks for this great idea!

  28. chris s says

    This is exacly what I need. I need to start planning my meals. I try to wing it and it usually turns out badly.

  29. kris hickey says

    I’ve been hoping for this kind of planning help. In the past I’ve attempted it myself but I just can’t seem to streamline my work. Thanks for this great giveaway.

  30. Shannon says

    I would love this item…I have such a hard time pick meals for our family of 6 everyone likes different things and after shuttling the kids here and there taking care of my 2 businesses I am exhausted and don’t want to plan dinner…

  31. Jill Miller says

    I have been wanting this for a long time! What a wonderful Christmas present this would be if I won!!

  32. Lana Day says

    I have never seen this planner before this would make me feel like a weinner, oops I mean winner.
    Healthy and happy Family
    Thanks for the chance

  33. says

    I’m always looking for creative and easy meal-planning solutions so this planner definitely caught my eye. I do have some questions though. Are the meals healthy/nutritious? Are there some vegetarian options? Are dessert ideas included? I’ll have to head on over to the website to read more.

  34. Martha C says

    I am trying so hard to stay on a schedule for eating. My kids even know where to look for our dinners for the week. I really need this!!!!!!!!!!

  35. says

    I just added your blog to blogs that I follow on Blogger…basically I am now subscribing to your RSS feed! :)
    Thanks for the great blog, this planner is pretty cool!

  36. says

    This will really help a lot because most of the time I just feed my children most of the time asian foods..I know I have to make a variety of foods each day. So I can win this one.subscribe your feed and newsletter too. added the button as well.Thanks for this giveaway.

  37. Kelly L says

    I always forget something at the store – then the whole meal has to be scrapped for something we do have on hand. Thanks!

  38. says

    What an awesome giveaway! I’d love to try this new tool for meal planning. I often print out meal planning sheets from the internet, and write my list/menu on that. This would be so much better! Thank you!

  39. Stephanie U says

    I am a stay at home mom of three 5 and under and am pregnant with my fourth child. Making every meal has become so arduous and I find myself at a loss when I need to come up with something new and exciting, let alone a non-repeat (that happens A LOT!). I also make my husband’s meals to take with him to his two jobs, and I know that he could use some healthy variety…Making shopping lists are a drag since I don’t know what to even shop for at this point. Plus, with “pregnant-mom-of-three brain” I have no clue what to do anymore and am in dire need of a solution!!! These meal planners sound perfect, and I would Love to be able to get them!

  40. Kathy S says

    I have your RSS feed on my homepage. I’d love to give this meal planner and list pad to my daughter because she loves to be organized and plan her meals ahead of time.

  41. vanessa hunter says

    This is just what I need! Maybe it would take away some of the anxiety I feel when planning meals and shopping!

  42. Erin says

    I have three kids and work 4 days per week, always different hours. This meal planner would be wonderful for us because my teenager or my husband could start meals if one of them arrived first, just by looking at the planner, and we wouldn’t end up with a ravenous and tired 15 month old when I got home from work with our two younger children in tow.

  43. Rebekah says

    As a single mom raising an adopted teenager and a 4 year old special needs little boy let me tell you my days can be hectic. I’m working on little things to simplify my days and my life in general. I think something like this might help me to make my days more organized and at least not have to ask that dreaded question every night of “what’s for dinner” to get a response of “food” LOL. Thanks so much for putting something like this out there for people like me!!

    ~ Rebekah