I have declared January my meal planning month! I’ve even started a meal planning challenge that you can join for free if you are looking for some encouragement and motivation when it comes to meal planning.
In the email I sent out to the meal planning challenge participants I asked them what their biggest meal planning hurdle is, and the overwhelming #1 answer is….
“I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO COOK!!”
Or a variation of that: “I don’t know what to make for sides”…”I’m in a rut and end up making the same 4 meals over and over”…”I want to make healthier meals but I don’t know where to start”…”The people in my house are so picky that I’m just DONE trying to think of new meals”.
Do any of these sound familiar?!? One of the hardest things in my own kitchen and meal planning has been finding new, fresh, and delicious meals to make. It’s tough!
Honestly, for a long time Pinterest was my go-to source for recipes. But lately, I feel like I have to click through a hundred websites or links before I can find the actual recipe I originally clicked on (if I can even find it then)! It’s becoming harder and harder to find trustworthy recipes online (which is insane with all the resources at our fingertips).
But once I find a blogger or cook who has recipes I love, I know I can trust them to come back to again and again.
But who has the time to hunt down and find all these recipes?!? Frankly, I barely have time to write out a grocery shopping list, let alone spend hours each week hunting down new recipes that 1) don’t take too much time 2) are healthy 3) that my family will approve of…oh and 4) that are actually tasty!!
And now after sending out that first email to my challenge ladies, I know I am NOT alone in feeling like this! I can be hard to find new and amazing recipes. Amiright???
Well guess what I found this week?!?
The team over at Ultimate Bundles (you know, the ones who put together the homemaking bundle each year) just put out their coolest bundle to date in my opinion.
Introducing the Ultimate Meal Planning Bundle (eeek!! Who else is super excited?!?)!
This new meal planning bundle is pretty amazing, and I think it will solve many of our meal planning quandaries of where in the world to find great new recipes! Here’s how it works:
The Ultimate Meal Planning Bundle
This is a unique bundle. Like the homemaking bundles, it’s a collection of digital eBooks. But in this bundle, you are getting ALL cookbooks and recipes – like thousands of them!
Here’s the other cool thing: you only have to buy the ones you really want. The bundle is actually broken down into 10 mini-bundles. So if you are only interested in one of the categories, just get that one! (But don’t worry – if you want ALL 10 bundles they offer a super low price to get all 10)!
Here are the 10 categories:
- Gluten Free Cookbooks (10 of them)
- Quick & Healthy Cookbooks (12 of them) *This is one of my favorites!
- Budget Meal Cookbooks (10 of them)
- Freezer & Batch Cookbooks (11 of them) *This is another FAVORITE!
- Ketogenic cookbooks (9 of them)
- Slow Cooker & Instantpot cookbooks (11 of them)
- Paleo Cookbooks (10 of them)
- Vegan Cookbooks (9 of them)
- Real Food Cookbooks (12 of them)
- Meal Planning How-Tos (10 of them)
With all of these cookbooks together, there are 4,099 new recipes to try!! That’s incredible! And the great part is, it’s not overwhelming because those are all broken up over categories and in books which makes it super easy to find what you want to cook.
4 Week Meal Plans
I really feel like the Ultimate Bundle team went above and beyond with this. When you purchase one of the mini bundles (or buy all of them!) you get a 4 week meal plan with it and all of the recipes are pulled out of the cookbooks from that section!
Do you want to heavily rely on your slow cooker this month? Purchase that bundle and you will get a 4 week meal plan detailed out for you with the recipes already put together and the recipes at your fingertips – how awesome is that?!?!
I’ve got the all access package to all 10 categories and there are some fantastic cookbooks and recipes, even though I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface.
But the fun part is – when Sunday rolls around in a few days – I have a whole new vast resource for pulling recipes from! I AM SO EXCITED!!
But hurry – this meal planning bundle is available for only a few more days! It closes down on January 5th!