- Chicken Soba Noodles
- And our tried and true fallback--popcorn and smoothies.
So recently, we've been trying out The Six O'Clock Scramble. It's an online program that plans out your meals for the week and spits out a grocery list to match. We tested a couple similar programs first, but settled on The Scramble because the meals were both tastier and healthier.
Here's the deal:
You pay $1 a week. You have to pay upfront for a year, but if you don't like it within 30 days you can get your money back.
You can choose how many meals you need for a week, and this takes a little experimenting. We've found that for 2 of us, taking leftovers into account, 3 or 4 meals gets us through a whole week.
You can swap out meals you don't like. Kevin hates fish, so anytime there's a seafood meal, we choose "Custom Menu" and search through the database to pick something else.
So far so good. I love not having to think about what I'm going to make for dinner tonight. The grocery list isn't perfect (it may list things twice if you need it in 2 recipies, so you just have to be vigilant), but it still saves a ton of time. We've had a couple meals we weren't crazy about, but overwhelmingly, they've been delicious. And they've added a *huge* amount of variety to our diet.
Here are just a few of the hits we've had in the last month:
- Southwestern Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Barbeque Meatloaf
- Polenta Mozzarella Melt with Roasted Red Peppers
- Peanut Beef Skewers
- Fried Rice with Tofu and Snap Peas
- Panzanella (Italian Bread Salad with Salami)
So I'd say The Scramble is worth a shot. I'm certainly enjoying dinnertime a whole lot more. :)