SimplySmartDinnerPlans is a weekly subscription-based recipe and meal planning service that lets subscribers choose from one of three dinner menus: Classic, Heart-Healthy (diabetic-friendly), or Gluten free.
Subscribers are emailed two meal plans each week, and can choose which set of recipes the wish to prepare, along with shopping lists organized to correspond to the grocery store aisles, with corresponding nutrition information and “serving size” math for a choice of two, four and six portions of each recipe.
Subscriber Carolyn Horne concurs: “It really helps with our budget since we find that no matter what is on the menu, we always spend a steady $100 a week at the grocery store, using their shopping list and adding in our extras, like cereal and snacks.”
Subscribers have texted from the grocery store when they wanted a substitute for a recipe. Other times, we have texted photos of an ingredient that a shopper couldn’t find or filmed a short video clip demonstrating a cooking technique. And, because subscribers hail from across the country, we are sometimes asked for a suggestion for an ingredient that isn’t readily found in certain regions.
This personal touch extends to our company’s mission: we aim to donate 30 percent of hautemealz profits to charity. Already, our team of chefs provides its cooking expertise to organizations such as Father’s Heart Street Ministry, Impact Northwest and the charity auction organized by Amy Roloff, of “Little People Big World” fame.
Want to know more about who we are, what we do, and why we do it? Check out what the Oregonian and Portland Tribune Newspapers have had to say:
A personal touch in meal planning
The Oregonian Newspaper
Time to share a meal at the dinner table
The Portland Tribune