How to Create a Meal Plan for your Family

Use this FREE printable meal planning template to slow down and enjoy dinner as a family.

Step 1: Plan your Week with our Meal Planning Template

Plan your meals around your schedule rather than fit your life into a rigid meal plan.

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Does this sound like you?

  • Life feels crazy busy, but having dinner as a family is important to you
  • You’re able to set aside 15 minutes per week to make a meal plan
  • Other diets and meal plans haven’t worked because they were too rigid
  • You’re ready to make time in your schedule to create memories around the table

You're in the right place!

I’m Dietitian Ann. I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, home cook, and creator of the Peas & Hoppy Meal Guide Membership.

When I married my husband, I instantly gained a new son - as well as baseball practices, youth groups, and golf tournaments.

With this busy new schedule I found I was meal planning “on the fly” - which for me meant frequent trips to the grocery store to grab the essential ingredient I forgot and lots of hangry frustration surrounding dinnertime.

Since then, we’ve added baby James to our family. Between balancing my small business, raising two busy boys, and trying to fit in that elusive self-care - I know just how challenging it can be to get dinner on the table.

But as a dietitian and mom I also know how important it is to have dinner as a family. You see, it’s not just about the nutrition - it’s also about the memories we make together.

It’s about the conversations with our teenager. It’s about teaching healthy eating habits to our toddler.

Having dinner as a family is about sharing life together.

If you're looking for a way to spend less time searching for recipes or worrying if your family is getting the nutrition they need - and instead spend your time enjoying time at the dinner table, I'd like to introduce you to our family-friendly meal planning service: the Peas & Hoppy Meal Guide Membership.
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Weekly Meal Planning + Grocery App

The Peas & Hoppy Meal Guide Membership is a plant-forward, flexible alternative to rigid meal plans which helps busy families get dinner on the table by making mealtime easer.

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We've all experienced the
5 o'clock dinnertime panic...

  • A “quick” grocery run on the way home from work
  • Too many recipe books, Pinterest ideas, and blogs
  • "How do we have so much food, but nothing to eat?!"
  • Already ordered take-out twice this week...
You want to make sure your family is getting the nutrition and variety they need, but there's just no time to plan.
Help me stop the panic!

Family-Friendly Meal Planning Service

Stuck in a rut with your meals and looking for fresh ideas to add to your routine? The Peas & Hoppy Meal Guide Membership is for you!

Our healthy meal planning service is a plant-forward, flexible alternative to rigid meal plans which helps busy families get dinner on the table by making mealtime easier.

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More Variety    |    Less Stress    |    Better Nutrition

How Our Online Meal Planning App Works

Step 1: Get a New Menu Every Thursday

Beat the boredom with tasty, healthy ideas planned seasonally to make sure your family gets the variety & nutrition they need

Step 2: Customize your Meal Guide on the App

Search our database of 800+ recipes to add/delete meals, adjust servings, and make the whole family happy

Step 3: Finalize your in-App Grocery List

Customizations are automatically updated; add your family's staples to finalize the shopping list and access from your app in the grocery store.

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What you get with our simple & easy
Weekly Meal Planning Membership

The Peas & Hoppy Meal Guide Membership is a flexible alternative to a rigid meal plan.

Enjoy healthy, home-cooked meals by joining our plant-forward meal planning service featuring customizable menus, easy-to-use app, and made-for-you grocery list!

A New Menu Every Week

Beat the boredom with tasty, healthy meal ideas and make sure your family gets the variety and nutrition they need

Database of 800+ Recipes

Search our recipes by ingredient & dietary need to customize your Guide and make the whole family happy

Easy-to-Use App

Recipes, Meal Guide, and made-for-you grocery list are at your fingertips to save time and money at the grocery store

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Plant-Forward, Flexitarian, & Vegetarian Meal Plan Options

As an individual consumer, one of the biggest changes you can make to improve the health of the planet (and your body) is to eat plant-based proteins in place of animal proteins. The Peas & Hoppy Meal Guide Membership offers you a practical solution to start this journey.

There are two Meal Guide options to choose from AND when you become a member you gain access to BOTH meal guide types, so you can decide how quickly you want to move towards an plant-based eating pattern.

The Healthy Plate option includes at least one vegetarian meal per week - formulated for meat-loving taste buds - to start expanding your palate and move towards a plant-based diet.

The Healthy Vegetarian option is a lacto-ovo plan, meaning recipes may include dairy and eggs. However, about half of the meal options are entirely plant-based, to continue your transition to a plant-based lifestyle.

Read more about the Flexitarian and Vegetarian diets.

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Download the FREE Printable
Meal Planning Template

Take the overwhelm out of dinnertime by using our free Menu & Event Calendar and follow these 3 simple steps to make a meal plan that works for your busy family.



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