Friday, January 24, 2014

Why I Love MOMables

You know the hardest part of making lunches, for me? The most tedious, mind-numbing, exhausting part? Hint: It's not the making of sandwiches or the cutting of fruits and veggies.

It's the PLANNING.

What am I going to pack? Is that enough veggies? Enough fruit? Too many carbs? Wait, where is the protein? And if you're doing it before you've had a real chance to wake up in the morning, it's doubly exhausting.

It's the planning part that takes the fun out of lunch packing for me. Trying to figure out a variety of healthy, tasty foods that my family will eat, without falling into a rut... it kills my motivation. Which is why I was so excited when I found MOMables!

MOMables is a school lunch meal planning service that helps parents feed their kids a variety of lunches they will love. Their one simple plan approach has built in substitutions for vegetarian, gluten free and nut free options when needed (it is not a dairy free or vegan plan). 

MOMables was started by Laura Fuentes, a mom of 3 kids under seven years old, to help other parents get out of the lunch packing rut. MOMables offers a weekly school lunch meal plan with 5 lunch ideasa prep-ahead sheet and a shopping list to help us busy parents feed our kids good food they will actually eat for only $6 per month!
Laura has been kind enough to offer my readers a sample week of MOMables for FREE, when you sign up for their weekly newsletter. It’s also loaded with free recipes, tips and so much more.

MOMables creates a new lunch plan every week, with recipes and kitchen tips and suggested sides to keep lunches both fun and healthy. The lunches change every day, so there is plenty of variety, and they are packed full of delicious recipes to try. There are also tips added to some of the recipes for making them gluten-free or allergy-friendly, which is really nice for those of us dealing with allergies! Plenty of the recipes are also vegetarian, as a great bonus. There is even an entire allergy friendly recipe section!

I am really enjoying MOMables myself, but don't take my word for it. Sign up for a sample week and check it out yourself! MOMables is an excellent resource for lunches, dinners, snacks, and all sorts of kitchen and meal planning tips!

I am experiencing technical difficulties (AKA the camera battery died and the back up battery and charger have apparently fluttered off on a romantic holiday somewhere exotic, or have simply been misplaced somewhere), so here is a phone pic of one of the yummy treats I have made from a MOMables recipe:

(They taste way, way better than they look there. Oh, SO good. Beaker declared them "Yum yum yummy yumtastic!" and apparently ate a solid half dozen today while I was out at school. They are free of gluten, soy, egg, dairy, and nuts, and they are chock full of fruity goodness, with both applesauce and bananas. They are utterly delicious and a guilt-free snack! Super easy to follow recipe, too. Check it out on the MOMables page!)

As a fabulous bonus, MOMables has offered a 3 month subscription for free to one lucky reader! Enter the giveaway below, and be sure to check MOMables out!

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*Disclaimer: MOMables provided a 3 month paid subscription for me to check out and review. Since then I have paid for another, because I liked it so much!

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