New Online Service Relieves Stress Of Planning Meals

By Melissa Newton, CBS 11 News
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The USDA doesn’t officially offer any opinion about whether organic food is safer or more nutritious than non-organic food. It only says that organic standards have been met. This includes the companies that handle or process the foods before they get to the supermarket. That said, organic foods have lower levels of artificial pesticides, are not genetically modified, don’t have artificial hormones and reduce your exposure to antibiotics.

FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) - A new online service that just expanded into North Texas is helping families plan their meals and save money doing it.

Jeanne Lamb of Fort Worth is a full-time college student and mother of three.

“Pretty busy!” she said, describing her life.  “When we do have spare time we like to spend it as a family, but we’re on the go a lot.”

Lamb and her husband have 10-year-old twins and a 16-year-old daughter, so getting food on the table every night is a hassle for the busy family.

“I don’t like to shop and I don’t like to plan menus and I’ll go to the store and spend hundreds of dollars and still have nothing to eat,” Lamb said.  “(As I was) looking for something to streamline the menu planning process I found Food on the Table.”

The website foodonthetable.com makes the planning process easier.

Users choose their family’s food preferences and select their protein. The website then creates recipes for simple meals and generates a shopping list based on those recipes and on the current sales at your local grocery store.

“After using it the first time I was hooked,” Lamb said. “Very good for moms on a budget of money and time!”

The website will even have the shopping list sent directly to your phone.

“It takes the stress out of meal time.  I know what we’re cooking,” Lamb said, “The kids say to me at 5:30 ‘What are we having for dinner?’ and I actually know.”

The website also supplies nutritional information for all of the meals.

It is free for up to three meals a week.

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