For a limited time (September 16-17) you can save $12.95 when you purchase their Healthy Meal Planning Bundle for only $37 (generally priced at $49.95). Believe me, this is a great deal! What you’ll get are 12 recipe ebooks along with more than 30 pre-made meal plans. This bundle is value priced and is sure to make meal planning a breeze for even the most time-pressed parent or spouse.
I’ve tried the bundle myself and below is my honest review about what I like and don’t like about it.
I like how the Ultimate Bundles staff has put together the meal plans using recipes from cookbooks featured in the set. For example, the Busy Mom Meal Plan covers breakfast, lunch and dinner and uses recipes from the “Breakfast Cookbook”, “Baked Goods”, “Quick & Easy”, “Everyday Dinners”, “One Dish Wonders”, and more. I also like how it show you which cookbook to find it in.
The meal plans cover 2 weeks of meals and include a shopping list and a prep list. I love the idea of having a prep list!
One of the ebooks included in the plan is “Clean Eating Made Easy” by Corinne Kantor. This informative ebook explains the many aspects of eating whole foods. She details how to know how a produce item is grown by reading the PLU code found on the sticker. She also shows you how to make your own cooking sprays and veggie washes, and provides a list of the most frequently found clean and dirty produce items. This is a great read to introduce you to the benefits of clean eating.
The many cookbooks in the set offer lots of options for healthy meals. There are more than 1,000 recipes and they are combined into many different categories. These cover special occasions, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and special diets. I’m looking forward to giving the “Dinner: Freezer Meals” a try once I get some things cleared out of my freezer. I’m also looking forward to trying the “Dinner: Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker” ebook to help familiarize myself with the art of Instant Pot cooking.
Though The Ultimate Meal Planning Bundlehas a lot of recipes covering many categories, the one thing that really bugs me is that there is no recipe title on each individual recipe. I would suggest looking through the table of contents first to see what looks interesting, then click on the title to take you to the recipe.
Some of the recipes with the name “healthy” in the title aren’t so healthy. If you’re trying to stay within a certain number of calories, calculating your macros, or adding WW points (like me), be sure to use the nutritional information provided with the recipes. I was a little surprised at the Smartpoint values that some of the “healthy” recipes have. Even so, there are still quite a few to choose from that actually are healthy. As with any cookbook, you just have to choose what recipes work for you.
WHO THIS BUNDLE IS FOR
The Healthy Meal Planning Bundle is for anyone who struggles with getting dinner on the table, planning out a week’s worth of meals, or finding healthy recipes. It’s great for busy moms, women who work outside of the home, those who already love to cook, and those who are just learning to meal prep.
WHO THIS BUNDLE ISN’T FOR
If you are on a tight budget and don’t have a lot of money to spend on groceries, this bundle is probably not for you. That is, unless you think it will help you manage your food budget – which it can. Also, if you think this is something you’re going to buy and forget to use, it’s probably better to spend your hard-earned money on something you will use more frequently.
All these resources are inside Ultimate Bundle’s Healthy Meal Planning Bundle, and if you’re looking for healthy meal planning ideas, you’ll find ebooks and ecourses covering all sorts of topics, including becoming a more intentional meal planner, meal prep ideas, clean eating, and tons of recipes.