Make Back to School Dinner Time Easier with Relish #Giveaway #ad

by Julia Hembree

Julia Hembree, 5m4m contributor, here to share with you her insights on how Relish can make your back to school dinner time easier. While we were compensated to write this post, all opinions remain our own.


Does meal planning and grocery store shopping feel like one of your most dreaded chores?  You are not alone. Meal planning can be very stressful and time consuming.

Every night, our meal time planning goes a bit like this: 

“Hey, babe, what do you want to do for dinner?”

“Um, I don’t know. What do we have?”

“A couple of things. I could run to the store to get something, I guess.”

A few hours and a few too many purchases later we are eating a late dinner after a trip to the store. Truth be told, I throw in the towel and opt for take out much too often. We could save time, money, and the dreaded meal time indecisiveness if we could just concur one thing; meal planning.

It’s hard to think of new ideas for meals to serve for dinner every night. Add in criteria of wanting meals to be kid-friendly and healthy and sometimes it’s just incredibly overwhelming.

Luckily, you don’t have to be in the dark with meal planning anymore.  Relish! makes meal planing simple!

For as low as $4.90 a month, Relish! does all of your meal planning for you, right down to a grocery list organized by store aisle, complete nutrition facts, and serving sizes.

Anything that can take the chore out of meal planning is something I’m going to be excited about. I think that you will, too.

Members of Relish can enjoy the exclusive benefits of meal planning done for you. Every Thursday Relish! will email you to let you know that new menus have been uploaded. You’ll have access to menus, recipes, grocery lists, a mobile app, and specialty menus.  Select your meals, scale your serving size, and then head to the store with your printable list.

Come home with all of the ingredients and information you need for a week’s worth of healthy meals. No more trips to the grocery store because you forgot that one thing or last minute take out because you just couldn’t decide what to cook last night. The best part? All meals should only take 30 minutes to prepare; a very important factor in everyone’s busy lives.

Are you excited about meal planning with Relish! yet? This video is what really got me on board:

Convinced that this would make your life so much easier? Me, too!

Enter to win

Now you (yes, you!) can win an entire 12 month subscription to Relish! and a silicone spatula, perfect for helping you create those elusive dinnertime masterpieces you dream of.

I’m so in love with this idea that I’ve raved about it to my husband and we are signing up this week! Have you ever used Relish! to solve your meal time dilemmas? I would love to hear your thoughts!  Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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Be sure to visit the main Back to School post to find all of our Back to School related giveaways. You don’t want to miss out on the amazing prizes.

Julia is a full time mommy and part time writer who thrives on Starbucks, chocolate, and toddler kisses. When she is not chasing a toddler around, you can find her at her personal blog,, or playing on Twitter @juliahembree.

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Julia is a full time mommy and part time writer who thrives on Starbucks, chocolate, and toddler kisses. When she is not chasing a toddler around, you can find her at her personal blog,, or playing on Twitter @juliahembree.

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 latanya August 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

having a picky eater and finding something for him to eat


2 tammy b August 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

having to figure out a meal….especially one that everyone will eat. sigh.


3 Nancy Collins August 22, 2013 at 6:58 am

This looks like it would be pretty cool. I’d like to try it! I’ve never heard of this before, but it sure seems like it would save me a whole lot of time.


4 Janet August 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

The worst part is trying to find something that everyone will eat! My repitoire of dinners is slim if I want that! We can’t have pizza every night :)


5 BusyWorkingMama August 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

I hate the rush – wish we had more time to sit together and enjoy.


6 Lawanna August 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

The rush on some nights. We like to have dinner together, but some times we’re only in the house together for 20 minutes. Lots of planning needs to happen.


7 Mia Dentice Carey August 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm



8 Brittany August 25, 2013 at 12:16 am

We eat the same foods often and the most stressful thing is trying to get the kids excited about dinner.


9 Barbara Platt August 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm

never know what to fix


10 Shari August 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Trying to figure out what to make that will fit everyone’s likes/dislikes and food quirks… of which there are MANY in this house. :-/


11 michelle b. August 28, 2013 at 4:49 am

trying to get started on time


12 chana August 28, 2013 at 6:01 am

menu planning is my least favorite part


13 nikki August 28, 2013 at 8:06 am

meal planning and making sure that I cook something everyone will want to eat is the hardest part


14 The Gang's Momma August 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

The hardest thing about meal planning is staying consistent with my routine of shopping, inventorying, and planning. I enjoy the cooking but getting myself to the point of the cooking is so hard lately. This might be a great thing to try out for my gang.


15 Connie Kikta August 29, 2013 at 12:31 am

I hate coming up with new quick recipes. I would love to be more organized and have a menu planned for the week.


16 ACMommy3 August 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

The hardest thing for me – and I love to cook! – is dealing with fatigue plus tired hungry family while trying to put a meal on the table. :-P I love the days when I have energy leftover to truly enjoy a few hours in the kitchen. :-D


17 Natalie August 30, 2013 at 8:27 am

I would say trying to figure what we are going to have


18 kathy dalton August 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

my biggest problem is my picky eater son


19 Jessica O August 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Trying to figure out what to make is the worst for me. I always make the same 3 things over and over it seems!


20 Holly Storm-Burge August 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

If I’ve planned a dinner but forgot to thaw something, then have to make something on the fly…


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