Block Party Giveaway: Menu in a Box Meal Planning

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who participated! Check back on July 4 for the winner.

Welcome to the Simple Living Media Summer Block Party! We’ve got 20 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win!

Simple Bites readers are in for a treat with this next giveaway from Menu In A Box Meal Planning. With the mission to simplify menu planning for all families, founder Ruthie Chant does just that and more with her gorgeous, comprehensive website.

Menu in a Box Online Meal Planning is a subscription membership site created by a Mom for busy families to make meal planning simple, and that’s why I love it so much.

Everything you need is right there, from meal planning tools, downloads, recipes, how-to tips, kids activities, birthday and lunchbox planning, nutrition tips and plenty of inspiration. No need for time-consuming Google searches!

So, what does a $120 yearly subscription to Menu In A Box Meal Planing give you?

  • For starters, there is access to hundreds of healthy budget friendly, family and kid favorite recipes including budget friendly, celebrations, dairy & egg free, for baby & toddler, freezer friendly, gluten free, kid friendly, low fat, lunchbox, no sugar, nut free, quick & easy, vegetarian and much more!
  • Instructions on how to create your own meal plans, plus print recipes & generate a shopping list in minutes.
  • Tutorials on cooking basics, time-saving techniques, entertaining tips, birthday parties ideas, baking methods and techniques, and kitchen safety guidelines.
  • An absolutely fantastic children section to inspire your kids to get in the kitchen and create, not to mention downloadable educational activities that help to teach your kids to meal plan and develop healthy habits from a young age. I LOVE this section; obviously Ruthie and I agree that, yes, pre-schoolers CAN cook too!
  • Everything you need to know about  kitchen organizing that will save you time and money. With resources about food safety and storage tips (to keep your food tasting better longer), how to get the most out of your freezer, ways to save money and not skimp with your grocery budget.

These are just a few of the benefits of being a member to Menu In A Box Meal Planning offers.

Head here to see a short video on how the site works. Head to the Menu In A Box Blog to benefit from an exclusive 50% offer to the site for new blog subscribers!

Giveaway winner will receive a One Year Membership to Menu In A Box, valued at $120!

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: What is the next event you are planning a menu for? Sunday Dinner? A Birthday?

2. “Like” Menu In A Box Meal Planning on Facebook. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done so.

3. Subscribe to Simple Bites by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway will end on Thursday, July 1 at 11:59PM EST and is open to commenters 18 years or older. We’ll use to choose winners on July 4th! I hope you win!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. I subscribe to e-mails 🙂

  2. We have friends coming into town Friday night for several days. I could sure use some fresh meal ideas!
    .-= Mountain Mama’s last blog: =-.

  3. I’m looking to simplify the “what’s for dinner” question!

  4. I do menu plan every week based on the veggies I receive in my CSA box. But my next big menu event is a “Premier Party” I am hosting at my house on July 10th for my family’s big debut on A&E’s show Sell This House! It is our 15 seconds of obscure fame and we are sharing it with our closest friends and family.
    .-= Stephanie ‘s last blog: Raspberry Tarts =-.

  5. The next big event is our housewarming party . We are moving into our new house this weekend and once all the boxes are unpacked we will need to invite friends and family for a housewarming party

  6. Lesley Kuhn says

    We are planning a BIG surprise party for a good friend who is turning 70 in the fall, but will have the party on the patio to throw him off!!! LOL. We are hoping he will be surrounded with good food, good friends and that we can keep celebrating with him for a long time to come.

  7. I’m planning a meal for my children’s birthday party. Our kids are two years and 8 days apart…they’ll be 3 and 1 at the end of this month. I decided to go with one party and they’ll never hardly know there is another way to celebrate!

  8. I’m subscribed to simple bites!

  9. Danyelle says

    We have my brother’s birthday coming up to menu plan for.

  10. Danyelle says

    I subscribe via google reader.

  11. Event? I guess my husband’s birthday later this month. I’ll probably make quesadillas as that’s one of his favorites.

  12. lisabella says

    I’m planning dinner for tomorrow night!

  13. lisabella says

    *Like* on FB

  14. lisabella says

    Suscribe via Google Reader

  15. The next even that I know I’ll be planning a menu for is my daughter’s birthday in October.
    .-= Sarah’s last blog: And the apple is gone =-.

  16. Natalie Hagglund says

    My brother and his wife will be here from Manhattan next week. They said they want to spend an evening at our house having dinner with our family. I want it to be good and special!

  17. Is it too dorky to admit that I’m planning the menu for the baptism brunch of a baby that won’t be born until November?

  18. I sub via RSS, too.

  19. Umm… so is it too telling of my personality to admit that I’m still planning for the 4th of July? 🙂

  20. Jennifer Ott says

    I am having family here at the end of the month; a little nervous about feeding so many with such different tastes!

  21. I’m planning for the 4th of July!

  22. I’m subscribed via Google reader

  23. Let’s see… this weekend we have a 3rd birthday for 3 boys, an extended family dinner, and a 4th of July BBQ. Not to mention all the breakfasts, dinners, and snacks in between. Yikes!
    .-= Alissa’s last blog: Beach Babies =-.

  24. I’m a subscriber!
    .-= Alissa’s last blog: Beach Babies =-.

  25. Carrie K says

    I am planning a birthday party for my 8 year old and his friend next weekend!

  26. Carrie K says

    I have subscribed via Google Reader… love it!

  27. Steph M. says

    I am planning out our 4th of July Menu right now!

  28. Steph M. says

    I “liked” Menu in a box Meal Planning.

  29. Steph M. says

    I am a Subscriber through my email!

  30. I’m planning a menu for my son’s 2nd birthday this Saturday. I’m going with old standbys (read: Boring), but I’d sure like to have some fresh ideas for a summer BBQ.

  31. I am planning for 4th of July BBQ with some yummy hamburger toppings!

    I “Like” menu planning on FB

  32. My MIL is visiting, so I’m planning on preparing something fun in her honor!

  33. I am subscribed using google reader.

  34. I’m planning for a 4th of July weekend with family, so not just one meal but seven meals!

  35. I am planning a bbq for the a 4th of July celebration!

  36. My oldest is turning four and my youngest is getting baptized. We’re having a houseful of family staying to celebrate both events. I have lots of meals to plan! This looks wonderful!

  37. I just “liked” Menu in a Box Meal Planning on Facebook.

  38. I subscribe via email.

  39. The next event I’ll be planning a menu for is probably a low-key family dinner. We all do dinner every Sunday and although my in-laws usually plan, DH and I try to take a turn here and there.

  40. I subscribe via RSS

  41. I’m planning my daughter’s 2nd birthday party and trying to find kid and adult-friendly fare.

  42. I’m planning a housewarming party for our new house!

  43. I subscribe via google reader

  44. The next event I have planned is a visit from my in-laws. I love them to death but as a vegetarian that strives to eat whole foods, it stresses me out to feed my meat-and-potato family members! I would love to get ideas for ideas to make everyone satisfied.

  45. I subscribe via Google Reader 🙂
    .-= Heather’s last blog: Motivation Monday 5 Modern products to help you go Green =-.

  46. And I most definitly “liked” them on facebook!
    .-= Heather’s last blog: Motivation Monday 5 Modern products to help you go Green =-.

  47. other than dinner tonight? Seems a simple dinner is an event when you aren’t organized enough to put plan ahead!

  48. Hmm… I don’t have a big menu event coming up- I hope to have a summer BBQ with some friends before the summer gets away from me though!

  49. We are going to start having our high school students (that we volunteer with) over for dinner once a month. First up- taco bar. After that I don’t know what to make for 20 hungry teenagers? 🙂
    .-= Erin’s last blog: Deathagain =-.

  50. I subscribe!! Thanks for the giveaway.
    .-= Erin’s last blog: Deathagain =-.