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Join me next week for the Eat at Home Challenge!

Do you struggle to find the time or make the time to make meals from scratch? Do you need some inspiration to cook and eat at home instead of running through the drive-thru or getting takeout?

Next week, I’ll be doing a fun Eat at Home Challenge all week long, in partnership with the Eat at Home Menu Planning service.

How This Challenge Will Work

The challenge will run April 17-21, 2017. Every morning around 9 a.m. CT, I’ll be on Facebook Live prepping our dinner to throw in the slow cooker for the day so that when 6 p.m. rolls around dinner is READY!

Every day, in addition to doing a Facebook Live video on my Facebook Page, I’ll be posting here on the blog what I made that day, along with a link to my video (in case you missed it).

My hope is that this will inspire you with some new recipe ideas, encourage you to not wait until the last minute to think about what you’re having for dinner, and motivate you to eat at home more (even on busy nights!) so you can save money.

I’d love for you to join me in this challenge! To participate, go join the Facebook Page here so you can share what you are making every night and see what readers all over the country (and world!) are making for dinner each night, too!

Want to Make What I’m Making Every Night?

I’ll be following the Eat at Home Cooks Slow Cooker Menu Plan, so if you want to make what I’m making every night, you can sign up for the Eat at Home Cooks Menu Plans here.

When you sign up, you’ll get:

  • An entire month of Traditional Menu Plans, including weekly grocery lists and printable recipe instructions
  • An entire month of Slow Cooker Menu Plans, including weekly grocery lists and printable recipe instructions
  • An entire month of Whole Food Menu Plans, including weekly grocery lists and printable recipe instructions
  • Each menu plan comes with recipes created for small family (3-4 servings) and large family (6-8 servings)
  • Color-coded grocery lists make it easy to swap out ingredients or whole meals
  • Printable Menus to hang on the fridge or near your calendar, so you can easily see what’s for dinner that week and your family can too
  • Access to the entire month at once!
  • 1 Hour Freezer Stash Plans – a new plan each month to stock your freezer with 6 meals in 1 hour!

You can choose to stick with just the traditional menu plan or just the slow cooker menu plan or just the whole foods menu plan. Or, you can rotate different menu plans on different weeks, depending upon what you feel like cooking or how much time you have!

And as a special offer for my followers only, you can get 25% off the price of the Eat at Home menu plan subscription when you use coupon code MSM at checkout. That makes the monthly subscription $10.50 or the annual subscription just $63 ($1.21 per week!!)

If you struggle to make menu plans and would love for someone to make them for you + make a grocery list for you, it’s well worth spending a few dollars every week to let Eat at Home Cooks do the work for you.

Go read more about this incredible menu-planning service here. 

(Oh and they have a fantastic money-back guarantee if you think you want to try it out but aren’t sure whether it will work for you or not!)

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  • Hey Crystal! First off, I’d like to say I’m super excited for this challenge!
    Recently, I switched to a plant based diet. While my fiancé has yet to change, it makes making meals difficult as I don’t want to push the change on him. These slow cook meals may be the perfect solution for us.
    On-the-go, quick meals lead to bad choices and last minute decisions can lead to over eating (I’ll chow down on chips while waiting) and prepping helps to prevent me from messing up too! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

  • Linda says:

    This looks pretty cool! I’ll give it a shot but I already try to meal plan, especially slow cooker meals and freezer meals, due to a health issue that makes my brain not work too well after about noon. I tell hubby, if I don’t know before lunch what I am doing for dinner, it is order out! LOL I currently try to make a menu for a month, picky teenage daughter, set in his ways hubby (I literally just got him to try roasted asparagus last week-he thinks it should be can mushy, not crisp tender, yuck! {He LOVED it by the way!}) makes it where we pretty much stick to the same foods, so I am always looking for new ideas! Thank you for this and all you do!

  • Tia Danielle says:

    Hey Crystal! I’d love to eat more at home. My son is very, very “choosy” about his meals. I’m trying not to make things boring, and also want to find meals we can eat together. Separate meals are really becoming a huge pain. Anyway, I’m going to check out the Facebook group and see if I can get my mom to jump in, too.

  • Kimberly says:

    This sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for the code; how long is it good?

  • Slizabeth says:

    I’m absolutely loving your Facebook Life videos from the challenge! How was the garlic tilapia hat you made? I’m thinking of signing up for this meal plan service, although my family and I are pescatarians ( quasi vegetarians that still eat seafood). Do you think there are enough vegetarian and seafood meals in their service? Thanks so much!

    • In all honesty, the tilapia was probably our least favorite meal. I think you could probably swap out some of the meats for seafood — the chicken meals, for sure. You might ask the Eat at Home folks for their thoughts on this… or sign up and then look through things and ask for a refund if you feel like it’s just not a good fit.

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