I was spending about $650/month on groceries for my family of 6, and now I’m spending about $350. It’s amazing! –Laura
Things are going great with your menus…I love them! Surprisingly, I’m only spending a little more time in the kitchen than I used to. The difference is that now my time spent in the kitchen is active time instead of digging through the cabinets trying to figure out what I was going to cook. I was definitely in a cooking rut. My husband’s dreaded question from me came almost every evening…”Does anything sound good for dinner?” No more. Now he asks me what’s for dinner and I know the answer. So thank you very much for that!–Amanda
Can I just say ~ I LOVE GSP!! I was guilty of ‘just ordering pizza’ or going out to eat often because I’m not creative in the kitchen. My family was so sick of the same ‘ole stuff (as was I) but I was overwhelmed with coming up with ideas and putting together a shopping list that actually made sense. Not to mention, trying to plan ahead with my schedule. After subscribing last Friday, every night has been a hit! Thank you, thank you, thank you!–Jessica
Angela,I learned about you though my friend who had been receiving your menus since March. What a blessing!!! Dinners have always been hard for me (bfast and lunch a snap). Your menus have eased that burden. Yea!!
You can’t image how much I appreciate the complete thoroughness of your menus. WOW! As a homeschooling mom of two who wears many different hats, I’m completely impressed and grateful for the time you put into us every week! May God continue to bless your creativeness and venture. It has been a blessing for us! Carry on Sister!!
I have saved $300 this month in my food bill! Thank you so much, Angela!
I was finishing up our taxes last night and in working with all of the financial reports (I use Quicken), I decided to do a quick report showing our grocery expenses for the entire year – even though I had a good idea what it would show. When I compare my expenses with the USDA national average (you can see that here: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/usdafoodcost-home.htm), mine are below the lowest cost plan average for our family size (and I feed one extra little 5 days per week). Since probably 75% of our food is organic, I am pretty happy with that! And it’s thanks in no small part to the awesome menus that we get that even include recipes for making homemade breads, mixes, and seasonings.
I just wanted to say that after one week of your menu- my money was very well spent. Your recipes are amazing. For the longest time I have had the goal to meal plan and try cooking a more variety of meals- you really have been an answer to that goal. So just wanted to say THANK YOU!
God bless you and your family.
Joy in Jesus, Sonja W.
Just wanted to say we have been a member for about a month now and have tried quite a few of your recipes and they have all been a big hit (even with the younger ones!) We loved the cheeseburger mini pies, the Hawaiian tacos, the skillet lasagna, the shrimp and sausage fettuccine, the peanut butter apple wraps are our new favorite lunch (there are so many more, but I am drawing a blank) … thank you so much for what you do and the effort you put into it.
You know, Angela, I’ve been cooking for over 40 years and it’s been a very long time since I was as surprised by a recipe as I have been by yours…….and I’m only up to my second week!
Last night we had the Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Cauliflower and I never would ever have thought to make macaroni cheese with yoghurt!!!! How light and lovely that was. Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese I’ve ever made. And we had the lemon cheesecake in a glass (as it’s become known at our house) again this morning for breakfast. We’re addicted!!!!!
Well done, girl. I don’t know how you do it all with 6 kids, but I thank you. I’ve never had such value as this. Keep up the great work.
My almost ten year old daughter actually does most of the breakfast and lunch cooking based on the menu’s. This is part of our homeschooling. She is learning math, measurements, cooking, budgeting, soo many valuable skills We tend to cook together, she works on the lunch while I load up the crock or prepare the dinner things ahead of time. Holly H.
I made the carrot muffins (week of April 8) on for the first time on Monday. I had a bunch of carrots I bought on sale that were about to go bad! Everyone loved them. As my 7-year-old was gobbling his 3rd muffin, he said, “Mom, all this new stuff you’re making is awesome! Please keep making it.” What makes me feel even better is that I know “all this new stuff” is really good for them, too. Thanks Angela!—Ashley K.
I just wanted to personally thank you for the inspiration of your grocery shrink website. I happened upon it accidentally and it has blessed our family already. I started tracking all of our spending in January and it shocked me that we would spend $1000 to $1400 a month on groceries. Add in restaurants and we were pushing 1500 to 1600 a month. The crazy thing is that even with all that money spent on groceries I still wondered what I was going to do for dinner. While we do have a family of six (four kids 13, 11, 10, and 8) with children who love to eat I knew something HAD to change. I was skeptical at first as I have tried many other methods and failed. Well I am happy to say that this past pay day (hubby is in the military) I was shocked to find I had only spent $128 and only need about $40 more, if that, to complete the meals until the 15th. My husband has thoroughly enjoyed the meals and he usually doesnt brag about food. While we have yet to implement the breakfast and lunch menus I have been very pleasantly surprised that my family has been full and there is still money in the bank.
We started using your menu plan this morning – starting on Thursday instead of this past Sunday because it takes me a while to get everything together and it was just too soon for me to start then. We skipped ahead to Friday’s breakfast because I would like to make the burritos for Saturday morning – something quick to grab out of the fridge to bring along yard sale-ing. Plus Daddy will be home and I like to make the more fun or extravagant things when he is there to eat them. My girls are four and under, so they will eat just about anything. My girls LOVED helping in the kitchen and it gave me a chance to just enjoy the time with them instead of having to plan everything out! THANK YOU ANGELA!!!!!
I wanted to personally tell you how much I have been loving the GSP menu plans. We have a family of 8, and my baby was 3 weeks old when I got your email about offering GSP menus, and it took me about 10 seconds to figure out that I was totally IN. Your plans have been incredible!! Not only has the food been delicious (and whole-foods oriented), my mind is now freed to be creative in other areas and focus on the rest of my life. There is no lingering part of my brain that is thinking about what I will serve for the next meal. I love that the lunch meals are so fun and creative–I was totally in a rut with lunch and now I’m freed from that, too. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It has made a great difference to our family!!!
I cannot tell you how much I love your menus! All the information is so organized!! I have made the yogurt!!! Yeah! so exciting!! and the meals have been such a hit with my family!!
Thank you, Candice
So this is my first official week with the menu and I went grocery shopping and it appears at first glance that I will be saving $100 a week!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!–Emily
I’ve been telling everyone about you! I love your menus and your cooking genius! My husband keeps saying “Is there anything Angela plans that doesn’t taste amazing!?” And, he’s right! I am so thankful for your menus and I love how I’m learning so much along the way! Thank you for sharing your “know how” and for making me look so much better in the kitchen!!! :)–Heather
We are going well with the menus so far, and saving an amazing amount of money on our groceries. I am actually astounded at how much we are saving, so thank you. Kind regards and thanks again for all the hard work, Karina.
I was just reviewing our budget from last month and we spent WAY less money on groceries than we usually do!! YAY!!!!!—Laura
We had the fajitas for dinner tonight! Delicious!! I have really enjoyed the seasoning mixes you have passed along. The fajita seasoning did not disappoint!–Suzan