Monday, March 12, 2012

Food Costs are Crazy!

Like everything else, the cost of food is on the rise. Grocery bills are rising, but the cost of eating out is getting crazy. More and more people are wanting to eat on the go, but finding an economical and healthy solution is becoming increasingly difficult.

Last week I asked fans on the Menus, Meals and More Facebook page to tell me how much they normally spend on fast food or fast casual meals.The average cost for a family of 4 to grab some fast food is around $20. If you decide to go to a fast sit down restaurant the price goes up to $30-$40 easily. Many families end up eating out more than once a week. In fact the average American family eats out over 4 times a week!

Lets face it- these meals are convenient, but they are not the healthiest options. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to grab a fully cooked, healthy and homemade meal and just pop it in the microwave while you are getting ready for the rest of the evenings activities? Maybe a meal without all the preservatives injected into most grocery store convenience items?

Menus, Meals and More is now going to offer a convenient quick pickup meal service. 3 meals for the next week will be posted by Wednesday. Meals will need to ordered and paid for by Friday and will be ready for pickup on Monday afternoon. Each week I will feature one beef, chicken and pork entree with an option of adding an additional vegetarian entree. All meals will serve 4 adults with the option of being split into meals for 2 or additional servings being added. This is a great and economical way to get healthy home cooked meals  on your family's table without all the fuss.

Here are the first weeks selections. Let me know by Friday is you are ordering. Feel free to ask any questions!