Shrinking On A Budget Meal Plan
My husband and I have been doing this since April, he has
lost 22 lbs and I have lost 14!  I have 4 small children and this
meal plan has changed our lives. They eat what we eat and
I'm no longer spending hours looking for recipes and writing
out grocery lists. Even if I weren't trying to lose weight I
would still use this meal planning service for the
convenience it offers. And your customer service is simply
TOPS. I recommend this to any and everyone!
I just had to write and say thank you so very, very much.
Because of you, I'm recommitting to family dinners. I've
always known planning meals was important, but it's always
been something I hated, so I just rationalized avoiding it.  
Shrinking On a Budget Meal Plans has taken that
unpleasant task off my plate. Now, I grocery shop once for
the week and hang the meal plan on the refrigerator. I
actually have an answer for "What's For Dinner?"
I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I signed
up with your plan last week and we down right fell in love!  
Yesterday we were reflecting on our first week and things
that were mentioned were: tastes delicious, it's all mapped
out for us, Calorie and Point values are given (as I started
WW and the Hubs uses MyFitnessPal) didn't eat out once,
seen a drop on the scale, and the best part is there is food
in the house! Actual healthy food! Since there are only 2 of
us it's nice to have leftovers for lunch! We can't believe we
found something that works with our busy schedules and
we know we're making healthy choices!
Lane M.
I love Pinterest but honestly don’t have a lot of time to
spend there. And I found that I hardly ever actually
cooked the recipes I Pinned.  I have one picky eater and
one son who has been told he needs to lose weight.  Your
plans almost seemed too perfect to be true! 3 months into
it, my whole family likes the vast majority of the recipes you
have sent us.  The food is amazing and I have lost some
weight in the process (a nice bonus).
Our afternoons and evenings are packed with work/sports
etc... I found myself not planning our dinners.  So I would
come home from work, realize we had to be at practice in a
hour, and either grab take-out or feed my kids a sandwich
or cereal.  Now that meals are planned and groceries are
waiting for me when I get home, I'm getting dinner on the
table 4-5 nights a week.  Your 15 Minute Meals are easy
enough for my teenagers to make and yummy.  My husband
and kids thank you!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have loved every single
meal, and so far I have lost almost 10 pounds! Thank you so
I don't usually write in about products. But I have to tell you I
love the food - and the simplicity.   And so do my kids.  
Dinner hour isn't as nuts as it once was. And did I mention
I've lost 25 pounds? This is a game changer.  A thousand
My kids are loving what I make for dinner now every night.   
I'm a stay at home Dad and not much of a cook so that is
saying a lot. Dinner is much less of a whine fest. I've become
very dependent on your meal plans so please keep those
amazing recipes coming.
My grocery costs have dropped a lot since starting  your
plan. I take my grocery list with me to the store and buy
only what I need.  I'm staying away from the unhealthy and
expensive convenience foods.  You've also got me
checking my pantry before I buy which helps.  Recipes are
I signed up with your plan with a promotional deal, thinking it
was worth it just to  have Points Plus calculated for me. I
never expected to love the meals so much!  Your recipes
are always delicious. And I would never guess they are
PointsPlus friendly.  But my waistline tells the story.  My
whole family says thanks!
We recently had a scare when our pediatrician determined
my Picky Eater son was overweight.  A friend
recommended your meal plans and, after reviewing them, I
realized that  your plans are actually based on healthy
principles, and even had our pediatrician give it the
"thumbs-up".  We're happy to report our son is losing  the
weight and his self-esteem is soaring.  I cook one of your
dinners every night for our family and my son is actually
helping on occasion.  And I love how they fit into our hectic
schedule that is busy with sports and homework. I know
you aren't an "official weight loss program", but we
appreciate what you do.
You have made my load as a single mom much lighter. I used
to think about dinner while I’m busy and stressed at work;
then have to fight my way through the grocery store crowd
before I made my way to get my sons from daycare. Thanks to
your plans I now have  dinner planned and have all the
ingredients at home.  And your recipes are goof proof (even
for someone like me who hates to cook).  
I love how your recipes are like comfort food without the
guilt.  I'm a newlywed and my new hubster thinks I'm a
rockstar in the kitchen (which is laughable).  So the
instructions for us kitchen novices are mucho appreciated.  
Rachel S.
I have been able to do "Weight Watchers for Free" using
your plan and the instructions on Freckleberry Fit.  We
have  thoroughly enjoyed your service.  We can't thank you
enough for making this service so affordable.
As a single Mom, this service has changed my life.  I'm
actually tossing out the "fat clothes".
When we ordered your meal plan service, we decided that
we were going to jump in with both feet.  I am from the mid
west. You know - totally a beef and potatoes kind of girl - and
so is my family. Well tonight we decided to make the Crispy
Fish Toes.  We've made fish before and it was a  disaster but
like I said we are jumping in with two feet in the deep end) I
have to tell you though my family LOVED them. They could not
get enough. I was so happy with the result. It was the first
time that we did not just immediately want to throw away the
fish. Even my picky eater, the 3 year old, ate the fish and salad
without a fight. I can't wait to make the rest of the recipes on
the list.
Bobbi Lynne
Our subscribers speak:
I wanted to let you know how helpful shrinkingonabudget is.  
I rely on it so much, it's my go-to first for planning dinner and
making snacks and breakfast!!! I grab the binder I have
created with your recipes and flip through recipes as I plan
my menu for the week and 5 out of 7 days are usually your
recipes.  I've referred many of my friends to your website
Denise A.
Just wanted to say thanks for the great program!  I have been
a member for a few months but just started using the meal
plan 3 weeks ago and it has been great so far.  This is the
point in a diet or new way of eating plan that I would fold but
it has been so much easier having someone else plan things
for me.  I am single and live alone so I usually just pick 3
dinners and 3 sides to have throughout the week as lunch
and dinners.  The breakfasts are great too, I love that there
are so many options to cook once and have breakfast for a
few days.  Just wanted to say thanks for helping me stick to
my resolution.
I am a cancer survivor and have had a very difficult time
losing weight following all of my treatments.  I have been
using your plans and am excited about the results.  Several
of the women in my office have since started your plan.  
They love it too.  Everything is simple to make and our
families like the food too!  One of the women said  "It makes
her feel like a real cook". I  just wanted to say thank you for
thinking of this and making it so tasty and easy for all of us.
I started the Weight Watchers "No Counting Points" meal
plans a little over 3 months ago. I have already lost 42
pounds and I really don't feel like I am dieting at all.  I follow
your meal plans for every meal of the day and have even
created a cookbook for my favorite Shrinking On a Budget
recipes so  I'll have a backup in case I don't like something
on one of the four weekly menus I have access to.  Funny
story to share though.  My husband needs to lose the weight
even more than I do, but he absolutely refuses to diet.  So for
two months, I fed him your meals and he scarfed them down.  I
didn't tell him these meals were geared for weight loss.  We
were at a family get together a month or so ago and he was
bragging on my newfound cooking skills!  I finally told him
that the yummy meals I have been feeding him would help
him with his weight issues. He is on board and I thank you
from the bottom of my heart.
Love the Weight Watchers No Counting Points meal plans.  I
actually joined for the SmartPoints meal plans since I was
attending Weight Watchers meetings.  I requested a
newsletter about the No Counting Points plans and saw that
it is basically a Clean Eating diet.  The food is yummy and I
feel better about what I am feeding my family.  I've been on
the plans for a month and 2 days and have lost 12 pounds.  
My "cheat" is a dessert of some sort every night.  Thank you
so much for all the hard work you put into bringing healthy
delicious meals into my home
I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the
Clean Eating plans.  It makes following the lifestyle so much
easier.  I work full time and was honestly about to give up on
the lifestyle until a friend told me about your plans.  Thanks!
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You guys are great. I refer everyone I know to your site. My
Nutrition Specialist has started referring her patients to your
site because of the simplicity of your program and the
flavorful recipes. Great job and keep up the wonderful
recipes. Sooo helpful!
I am doing your Simply Filling program.  I know you said it
was basically a Clean Eating program but I was just trying to
lose weight.  I didn't really care if it was "Clean". I had a
doctors appointment this morning and my doctor was
THRILLED with my numbers. Sugar, blood pressure, and
weight all down!!! Yay!