Meal Planning on a Budget: New Ebook!

Meal Planning on a Budget: New Ebook!

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my brand new ebook: “Meal Planning for Real People on Real Budgets.”

Remember back a few weeks ago when I asked you guys what projects I should work on next?  Well, the overwhelming response was that you wanted an ebook on meal planning—for everyone (even busy people!) on any budget (even a tiny one!).

So I’ve been busy writing it ever since—and it’s finally ready!

The book includes:

  • A quick start guide to meal planning
  • Advice on how to make meal planning fit your life
  • A revolutionary approach (if I do say so myself) to picking recipes
  • The best ways to organize your recipes (both digitally and on paper)
  • Step-by-step instructions for meal planning on a budget
  • Tips on how to use coupons (without going extreme)
  • How to plan other meals beyond dinner


  • Two example meal plans
  • And a FREE Excel template for meal planning!


Never wonder “What’s for dinner??” again!

This ebook will provide you with step by step instructions and all the tools you need to create a meal plan that fits your life and your family’s needs.

The book will introduce you to a brand new approach that I created that makes deciding what to put in your meal plan every week even easier.  It’s called Themes, and it will revolutionize the way you think of your weekly meal plan.  No more repeating the same meals over and over, no more staring blankly at your cookbook or computer, wondering what you should cook; Themes provide you with a framework that makes picking recipes almost effortless.

Plus, get a bonus Excel meal planning worksheet!

The Excel worksheet is worth the price of the book alone, I think, because it lets you create custom lists of recipes, which you can then select from a drop down menu on your weekly meal plan.  This is the meal planning organizer I always wanted, but could never find—so I built it myself!

Easily add lists for breakfast, lunch, snacks, side dishes, desserts—and keep links to your favorite online recipes in the same place.

Xcel Worksheet

Need to keep calories, points, carbs, or other nutrition information in mind when you’re planning your meals?  The meal planning worksheet has a space for that, so you can enter that information and keep track of everything at a glance.

Trying to stay under a set budget for each day? You can use the same space to estimate the cost of each meal and tally it up for the day or the week.
The worksheet is incredibly flexible, which makes it incredibly powerful.

andrea“I’ve been using the meal planning chart for 3 weeks now and I’m proud to say that I’ve lost 3 pounds just from being able to plan ahead.  I’m a working stay at home mom with 2 kids and dinner time is always a struggle for me.  So many things to consider: Does it have any veggies? Will so and so eat it? Can I make a big enough batch for leftovers? Do I have enough time to feed the baby, go to the store, and make it in time to feed the baby again? And the questions go on and on…

Every night I dealt with this, and by the end of the day I certainly didn’t need the additional stress.  I still have to address all the same issues but now its just once a week. I sit down with my cuppa while the baby naps and the other is in preschool, make my chart, peruse some recipes online and make my shopping list.

The meal planning chart results in me saving time through out the week because a) I don’t have to make as many trips to the store and b) I don’t have to try to think up a dinner on the spot that meets all our requirements with the distraction of 2 kids tugging at me.  AND the best benefit by far is we’re eating healthier.  By no means are our meals the healthiest of heathy out there (it’s a work in progress!) but the fact that it’s homemade saves on calories and portion size.  I’ve got losing three pounds to prove it.  I’m sold!”

~Andrea Burolla Golod


If you’ve enjoyed my posts on meal planning, you’ll love this book!

Learn to save money, save time, and learn a foolproof new method for mixing it up and picking recipes every week that will make your meal planning go even faster.  This is the method I use each and every week, distilled down into my best tips and tricks.  I’ve spent a lot of time analyzing and tweaking my own processes—figuring out what works and what doesn’t—so that I could teach it all to you in the easiest way possible.

Don’t wait! Click here to order your copy of “Meal Planning for Real People on Real Budgets.”


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