Friday, February 18, 2011

Virtual Baby Shower -- Say Mmm Review and Giveaway


And, the winner is:

Congrats to: SETexasMama

I am always looking to simplify my life and I have the perfect online tool to help with meal planning.  Ever since Savannah was born, it is hard to put together a meal in under 30 minutes.  I don't have the luxury any more of spending 1-2 hours in the kitchen dicing up vegetables and putting together elaborate meals.  Instead, we have turned to meal delivery services in order to get meals on the table in a flash.  But, these services are not cheap, and I have been looking at alternatives, that don't include dining out 4-5 times a week.  Instead, I stumbled across Say Mmm online.  First and foremost Say Mmm is designed to be help people, especially busy moms, stress less and save time and money through better planning and organization. What I love about this service is that it offers you a free trial period, so you can try out some of their recipes and navigate their online services, which include selecting meals for the week and having a grocery list created based on your selections.  I signed up for a week, and selected the following meals:  Chili con carne, 15 minute creamy avocado pasta, Vegetarian bean burritos, pulled pork sandwiches with sweet potato fries, and basil tortellini soup.  Once you have your week of meals planned out, you can either print out the shopping list or send it to your phone.

Here is a sample recipe from the Say Mmm site:

Say Mmm lets people save and organize their own recipes and Internet links. When people save links, Say Mmm acts just like an online bookmark that they can organize and click to go back to that site.  So, if you are like me and save recipes from AllRecipes, Recipezar, Epicurious, Kraft and other online recipe sites, this is the perfect web tool to organize all your favorite recipes into one location for easy access.

Say Mmm also has a selection of recipes you can select for your weekly mean plan called "Web Discoveries."  "Web Discoveries" include a wide diversity of great recipe ideas found through other websites.  from the web. I added the "Creamy Avocado Pasta" from the "Web Discoveries" to my weekly meal plan.  Click here for the recipe.

And, the best thing about this recipes, besides it tasting so good, is that I was able to whip it together in 15 minutes. Now, when I go ahead and plan for next week, I can also search for recipes with leftover ingredients I picked up for this week's menu --saving me $$, by not letting ingredients go to waste.  This is an excellent service, and great for busy moms.  It is easy to navigate, and if need be, they offer tutorial videos to walk you through the different online tools they offer.  So, in under a half hour, you will be on your way to planning healthy weekly menus for your family.

After the trial period, you can continue to use Say Mmm, but will not have access to a few features, like calorie tracking, price tracking and a larger array of recipes.  If you want to continue your service beyond the free trial, you can sign up for the Say Mmm Plus version. 


How about making meal planning and prep easy for the next 6 months?  Then, enter my giveaway to win a 6-month extended trial of the premium Say Mmm Plus service.  To enter, please complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, making sure to include your email address.  Then, you can complete as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you want (also add your email address to each comment).  

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Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on February 25, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner