Menu In A Box has brought variety, as well as being a time saver both at the shops and in the kitchen. With a very fussy husband and a son that has started the "I don't like this" phase, Menu In A Box is a life saver. My husband is happy with a different meal, every day of the week and loves the left overs for lunch, and our son now likes what is being put in front of him, for the whole day, and the beauty is that most of the meals are healthy too!!!! Now I'm prepared everyday and also armed for when our daughter decides to start being fussy too.
Mom of 2 Toddlers - Vanessa Montgomery , Perth Australia
Ruthie, Since I began using Menu In A Box , every night I get compliments like ‘wow Mom, this is great’ or ‘can we have this again?’ But, I wonder if I should be a bit insulted because they look so surprised that I could actually prepare such a tasty meal! You definitely offer a great product. I have a family of five and it is almost impossible to please everyone, offer a variety and stay in budget without going insane! I love the variety of menus & the simplicity, but I especially love the extra time I have for myself now. Thank you so much for simplifying my day and taking the guess work and stress out of the age old question ‘what’s for dinner tonight’!
Mom of 5- Kelli Abingdon, Maryland USA
Menu In A Box is great! I don't have to think about dinner every night and I save heaps of money by only shopping once a week.
Mom of a Baby & Toddler - Deb Dunn, Victoria, Australia
When you are a busy professional working long hours it is hard to find the time to prepare wholesome food that gives you the nutrition that you need. Menu In A Box is a great time-saving idea that is as useful for busy working people as it is for equally time-poor stay-at-home mums and everyone in-between.
Working Professional - Pip Sydney, New South Wales
I found Menu in a Box when I was searching for meal plans. This has been a great find for me, and has allowed me to plan weeks at a time rather than night by night. I love it!
Mom - Wendy Young, South Africa
Well what can I say……. I’ll start off by saying as a Mum of 5 small
children I found it difficult to come up with a wide variety of meals
to cook. Menu In A Box has allowed me to choose from a HUGE variety of
meals that are healthy but more importantly tasty!! I thought I didn’t
need help and was doing OK all by myself but now I have such wide range
of meals to choose from our choice is seems to be never ending!!
THANK YOU Ruthie!
Mom of 5 under 6 - Hayley
My dear friend has 3 small children and I found Menu In A Box to be a great gift. Now she and her babysitter have a creative guideline to make their grocery and cooking experience much more efficient and pleasurable.
I'm going to recommend this to all of my clients!
CEO & Gift Giver - Shelley Costantini, San Fransisco USA
Im a busy mum with fussy teenagers who always like new and quick easy meals. Menu In A Box allows me to plan the weekly meals while sneaking in a bit of healthy living without my cherubs knowing thank you, Ruthie.
Frantic Teenage Ozzie Mum - Jasmine, Western Australia
I hated having to think about what to cook. I love the fact that everything thing is planned out for me. I was also caught in the rut of doing the same thing week after week and now there is a lot more variety in our meals. My family love it! The lists and tips have really helped too. I buy in bulk and stock up in the freezer and only buy what I know I need rather than what I think we might use. There is a lot less wastage of both food and our money!
Mom - Jennifer Blue Ball, PA
I love that Menu In A Box is full of recipes which are family-friendly. To be able to print off a shopping list, and menus is wonderful, and I can adapt bits and pieces if I need to. For those of us who do better with some planning ahead, this is a wonderful and easy to use resource. I don't feel that I am 'locked into' anything - I can pick and choose how I would use a site like this, to best fit my family circumstances. All possible cooking categories seem to be covered, from daily/weekly/monthly family meals, to kids meals, kids cooking, special occasions and meals for those with dietary needs. The recipes are easy to make, and there is a guide to show how long they take to prepare and cook (great for planning ahead on those busy afternoon days!).
Baby Expert & Author - Simone Boswell, Australia
Dinner at our house used to be a last minute affair that usually wreaked havoc with our nerves and bedtime schedule. With Menu In A Box all the work is done for me and I can have dinner on the table in a timely fashion, with less stress, and know that my kids are learning a healthy eating style that will benefit them all of their lives.
Mom, Branxton NSW Australia
The moment I discovered Menu In A Box I started drooling! The photos are mouth-watering and the recipes are easy to follow. Everything's organizedand planned step-by-step.What a wonderful site for the busy family cook--and great for kids, too!
Penny Warner, Author & Child Development Expert
As busy newlyweds who both work full time and often with long hours in the office, it’s been a challenge to keep dinner time running smoothly in our house. Menu In A Box is the answer we had been looking for! Each week we make a meal plan for our weekly dinners. There are so many wonderful recipes to choose from, so we are always trying something new and delicious! The convenience of being able to select all the meals and then printshopping list is fantastic. Even hubby now gets involved and helps me with dinner time and the grocery shopping. It’s definitely taken the chore out of preparing dinner time in our house. No more coming home and saying “what’s for dinner?!”
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When we have children I just know the baby and toddler recipes will also come in very handy! I highly recommend that new mums take a look at the lovely healthy recipes for their babies.
Newlywed - Jessica McCarthy, Vancouver, Canada
For anyone like me who is bored with cook books on the shelves at home, this website offers lots of brilliant recipes for new treats and it's really easy to find your way around the different sections for inspirational ideas to suit all occasions. The design of the pages is modern, easy on the eye and creates a sense of comfort and confidence. I shall be dipping in and out of this all the time.
Jane Pettigrew, England's Queen of Tea
What a gorgeous, easy-to-navigate site. I love it! There’s an interesting range of topics with a little something for everyone. The shopping lists are just terrific as are the helpful tips, which are really helpful and practical. An all round nice addition to the cyberworld of food.
Francine Segan, Author & Food Editor of Betty Confidential
Just browsing the site over the last few minutes, I have printed a few
of the printables. I checked out the many different menus and recipes
available. This was right up my alley as I’m “slightly” a fan (ok, I’m
addicted) to lists! The thing I love the most so far is the fact that
there are SO many recipes to choose from in the categories that I
needed the most at my finger tips without have to go SEARCHING every
where for them on a daily basis. I actually did not notice before in
the description of the site or previous videos about it, but there are
the gluten-free, sugar-free and egg-free recipes. I was highly excited
about this. It will definitely help me out in stress free meal planning
as well as our family eating healthier dinners.Now I’m off to plan my
first week, possibly month’s worth, of meals!
Mom of 2- Gypsy
I love Menu In A Box! No more stress with “what’s for dinner?” Great resource for easy menu planning, huge selection of recipes to fit everyone’s needs, beautiful photos—even have healthful, trim and terrific selections, as well as being mindful of budget. This is what I call, “one stop shopping!
Holly Clegg, Author & T.V Presenter
from being a memeber since yesterday, I have put together so many meal
plans it is rediculous. I love all the recipes – I have not found one
that I do not like (and I am pretty picky when it comes to food)! My
husband was very very surprised that I took the effort in trying to
help him out in the kitchen. I was showing him all the in’s and out’s
already of what I can/will do with meals by feeding my 1 1/2 yr old
son, 21 yr old brother and the 2 of us, healthy and quickly. He had a
smile on his face the whole time. Thank you for helping me put together
the tools to “spoil” my family with their belly’s!!! It is so user
friendly – I am so addicted! THANK YOU.
Mom of 17 month- Rachael
Excellant website! I highly recommend this publication. Gluten free is now an important health issue for many people. This new site is a great help and I highly recommend it.
Sylvia Weinstock, Cake Designer & Author
I love the variety of different recipes and also the fact that you have
done lists of recipes for some different food allergies!! I love the
kid friendly recipes – as they are also ‘husband friendly’ for my
husband who is a very picky eater!!!
Working full time this makes it so much easier for me to arrange what
we will be eating for the week and takes the worry out of what we will
be having for dinner – and I don’t have to worry about finding
something for dinner each night after getting home from work! Thanks
for being so brilliantly talented in putting this together – I love the
idea that I can choose my own recipes and make my own menu… and so many
recipes to try!! Thanks Ruthie!!
Working Wife- Melissa
love the fact that there are so many recipes, and it’s well organized!
I use to spend time in my cookbooks, always ending with a discouraged
feeling: too complicated, not enough ingredients at home, not enough
time until dinner… But now I can plan all that, make sure that I shop
for the right ingredients, and pick something quick or something a
little bit more demanding depending on my schedule. Being able to
research the recipes database is a real time-saver tool! Less stress,
and a way to feel like a better mum: good food brings people together I’m French, so I KNOW that, lol! Thanks so much Ruthie! PS: The whole family loved the Cornflakes Chicken, it was a big hit!
Mom of 3- Sabine, Western Australia
What I love the most about your site is that it"s not just another list
of recipes that someone has added online, you really have come up with
an easy to use meal planning program. Everything I have looked at so
far is very organized. Your site is not just organized, but nice to
look at, with great colors, pictures, menus, and fonts. All the
recipes are organized into various categories so it is easy to find
what you are looking for. Another thing I really like about the site
is that there are so many different recipes and types of food. So even
though my daughter is a picky eater, I don't think that I will have a
hard time picking recipes out that even she will love. Thanks again for the amount of thought and work you have put into designing this site.
Mom of Fussy Eater- Becky
I hated having to think about what to cook. I love the fact that everything thing is planned out for me. I was also caught in the rut of doing the same thing week after week and now there is a lot more variety in
our meals. My family love it! The lists and tips have really helped
too. I buy in bulk and stock up in the freezer and only buy what I know
I need rather than what I think we might use. There is a lot less wastage of both food and our money!
Mom - Jennifer Blue Ball, PA
Ruthie, this is simply WONDERFUL!! I still use your Lasagna recipe from
the previous Menu In A Box format and it is a hit in my family. Plus
I’ve tried the Kid friendly Salmon Bake and I REALLY liked it.
Sometimes you get tired of baked or fried fish so the Salmon bake was a
new way to use fish. Next time I’ll try it with tuna. There is
so many dishes to choose from and in so many different categories. I am
looking forward to using your meal planner. This is where I am having
the most trouble. Thanks for making it simple, easy and fun. GOD BLESS
Mom - Chenoa Illinois USA
awesome!!!! What else can i say. I love how i can retrieve recipes for
all kinds of dietary needs! I am a mother of two and passionate about
food and cooking healthily for my family. I have also had a serious
lifestyle change with my own eating habits. I now eat foods that have
very little sugar, and limited processed carbohydrates. so i am very
excited to have found this site!!! it makes meal planning so much
easier and much more adventurous. i also love to cook with my children
and they love it too. having so many recipes to try with them from menu
in a box is simply wonderful. my kids are going to grow up appreciating
and loving good wholesome food and be able to cook for their own
families in the future. And i also love how the editor of menu in a box
is so personal and genuine with her viewers. well done ruthie and
thanks so much for making my meals so much more varied, scrumptious and
wholesomely good!!!! Food is for people to enjoy!!! thanks for making
our experiences with food so much more enjoyable Ruthie!
Mom of 2 under 4 - Emma, Kangaroo Island South Australia