Friends, I’ve got something to chat with you about. As mushy as it may sound, I value you. I am fortunate to have your support of NP. I love to hear from you. And I listen to every ounce of your feedback and input with this whole thing. Changes may be coming-nothing major, but I can’t innovate and keep things fresh around here without your assistance.
Many of you have come to me with questions, requests and how-to advice with regard to meal planning. I’ve given talks in the local community touching on this topic and the interest and desire is definitely out there to do it; but I’m finding it can be quite the challenge for some.
It’s something I do weekly-and it’s something thats taken quite a bit of trial and error to work for our busy family, just like yours. I typically meal plan dinner for Monday thru Thursday or Friday, depending on the week-I take the weekends off because we love to fly by the seat of our pants on those days. It keeps things manageable and achievable. When you care about what and how your family is eating, meal planning can feel daunting; like a job in itself. But it also can make life so incredibly simple, cost effective and healthful. These reasons I am pro meal planning are grounds for an entirely different discussion, but right now, I’d love your feedback on the topic.
How can I help you with this? That’s what I need to know. Do you meal plan? Do you desire for someone to help you with your plan? Would it make things easier for you?
I’m toying around with offering “meal planning” through Nourished Peach. There are several avenues I could take here and the options are endless. But I can’t make my decision unless I know your needs and interest. Because there is no point in me taking the time do this if it won’t help you and your family.
I considered doing a survey for your feedback, I really did. But I want this to be interactive and I wan’t to get a discussion going with you all on this. Let’s keep things raw, casual and personal-we’ve never needed any frills around here…let’s not start now;) I’ve got a few questions for you…and if you would be willing to comment below we can get this ball rolling. And if you would rather keep your thoughts private, which I totally respect, please email me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m by no means looking for a commitment from you…I’m truly still trying to figure out if this is something worthwhile for me to do. So for those of you interested in taking the meal planning work off your plate, here’s what I’d like to know:
Would you benefit most by having a weekly meal plan for Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday?
How often would you like to receive a weekly meal plan? Every week? 1, 2, 3 weeks a month?
Do you have other meals you desire to be planned or just dinners?
Are you willing to pay for a weekly meal plan service?
Would you like to receive your meal plans via email?
If you received a meal plan for Monday-Thursday/Friday, which day of the previous week would you like to receive your plan in order to purchase/prepare the ingredients?
Would you like a grocery shopping list included? Or just recipes?
Do you appreciate receiving ideas for where to buy certain products/my favorite products when I post new recipes? Would you like more tips like this with meal planning?
Do you like a mix of cooking methods in your weekly meals? i.e., grilling, oven baking/roasting, stove top, slow-cooker. What method do you prefer the most/least?
Do you enjoy utilizing leftovers? How often?
Do you prefer NP’s style of food? i.e. family friendly, simple and easy, nutrient rich, no restricted diet, all things in moderation, minimally processed types of recipes? What other types of recipes would you like to see more of in a weekly meal plan?
So that’s what I’ve got, guys. I think this could be a really awesome thing for all of us if we do it right..we just have some things we need to put into place before we can do that. And I’m depending on your thoughts to get this in place. I promise to keep you updated on the topic as I come up with new thoughts and ideas but I think this is a great place to start.
I look forward to hearing from you!! xoxo