Meet Melissa Lanz, founder of The Fresh 20!
My story began with takeout ...
Or rather the high cost of not being prepared in the kitchen. It was tax time. I added up receipts. I was ashamed. Our busy, unorganized lifestyle had driven us to spend the cost of a brand new car on takeout food. It wasn’t my fault really. There are so many alternatives to cooking at home. If I could microwave it in 5 minutes, we ate it. If someone delivered it, we ate it. And yet, at the end of the year, my energy was low and my healthy living defenses were down. I did what all modern moms do. I went to the Internet well. There are millions of recipes available. There are dozens of meal planning services. I still could not find what I needed. Everyone wants a quick solution, but I just was not willing to serve mushroom soup casseroles or refrigerator dough to my growing family.
I wasn’t looking for fast and simple. I was looking for FRESH and simple.
The Fresh 20 is an alternative to food as products.
It’s about buying less and making more. It’s about loading your dinner table with delicious, preservative free food.
It’s about saving that takeout money for something more rewarding than takeout!
The Fresh 20 is a meal planning service. Our meal plans rely on simple, healthy and homemade dinners using just 20 fresh, seasonal ingredients per week. No more grocery lists with 80 items that will eventually go to waste. Our meal plans are carefully created to utilize everything on the list so you can stop throwing money down the drain. We don’t just grab 5 random recipes and call it a meal plan. The Fresh 20 mixes and matches a small list of ingredients to create 5 balanced dinners that play off each other.
We include detailed guides to meal prep, original recipes everyone will enjoy (even picky eaters) and motivation to help you stay the course on busy weeknights.
We can’t solve all your weeknight issues, but we are committed to getting the family dinner back on track.
Melissa sent me the same delicious meal plan that subscribers receive. It included a week's worth of recipes including sage butter salmon, stuffed mushrooms & red pepper penne ... yes, I am drooling as I type. I was sent a complete grocery list, recipes & the estimated cost of each meal. It had everything laid out in a very easy to read & orderly fashion.
I LOVE yummy food, easy recipes & order in my life. The Fresh 20 is a win-win-win for me (o:
One more thing that I love about The Fresh 20 - the recipes feature fresh ingredients, with just a few pantry staples like spices, sugar, or oil. Plus, your weekly fresh ingredients list is limited to 20, which makes shopping so easy!
Take a look at these ...
... are you drooling yet? These are just some of The Fresh 20 meals.
This month we are giving one lucky reader a FREE annual plan (a $49.00 value) to The Fresh 20!
The winner can choose between the classic version or a new gluten free version!
To enter the giveaway visit The Fresh 20! website & then come back & tell me how much The Fresh 20 would help you & your family (o:
Please make sure you include your e-mail address (o:
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1. Follow me on Facebook. I have two pages you can follow. The Mommy Place & Life As Supermom. Following both will get you two extra entries (o:
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*** Most importantly leave a separate comment for each eligible entry!
Open to US residents ages 18+, ends February 6th, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST. Your E-mail must be submitted when entering, or in the comment body. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.