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#1 of 9 Old 11-27-2007, 01:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We have recently gotton into a slump when it comes to eating. Going from being veg head only to eating meat, fast food, boxed food and a bunch of other junk. I am desperate to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon. My husband doesnt want to be a vegetarian, so im looking for cheap healthy food menus. Like the kinds that plan your week for you. We have 3 kids, 5, 3, and 1. I dont want to have to think about all the planning part. I have enough going on. Surely there are some good websites out there though I am having problems finding them. We are on a budget of 100 dollars a week. I live in Kansas so certain fruits and stuff go up during the winters. I am tired of eating junk and feeding it to my husband and kids. I know I talk way too much and sorry if this is all a repeat, im busy so I didnt really look hard through the posts to see if someone else had posted anything.

Recap, looking for websites that will plan my healthy cheap meals out for me for a family of 5 with 100.00 to spare a week. Thanks so much you guys.
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Are you looking for a menu mailer or a free website?

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I figured you guys would be loaded with websites. I do want them to be free. I must have been confusing in my post, I do that a lot. I am just wanting some free websites kinda like hilbilly housewife but with healthy food. I would even consider vegetarian. And it needs to feed 4 to 6. Hope this helps, thanks
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Everybody goes through a slump - don't be hard on yourself.

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Go to allrecipes.com and type in healthy and I'm sure they can hook you up. I get a lot of good recipes from this and it is free. Also try cooks.com.
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how about www.menus4moms.com ? Not everything on there is what I would consider healthy but you could make substitutions and use that as a guide. It provides a weekly menu and shopping lists.

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how about www.menus4moms.com ? Not everything on there is what I would consider healthy but you could make substitutions and use that as a guide. It provides a weekly menu and shopping lists.
thanks for the link!!
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how about www.menus4moms.com ? Not everything on there is what I would consider healthy but you could make substitutions and use that as a guide. It provides a weekly menu and shopping lists.
I am actually part of that group. My husband and I have decided to go ahead and be vegetarian so now we are looking for family strong vegetarian. I always find recipes that my kids hate and I wish they didnt use so much tofu and other meat substitues.
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You can find some free sample menus at www.savingdinner.com. All menus are made my a nutritionist, so they are healthy. It's been awhile since I've used the menu-mailer, so I don't remember how expensive it was per week. But it'd give you something to start with, at least...

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