Good morning, my real-food loving, busy bee mama friends!
You don’t have to read this blog for very long to know that I am passionate about feeding my family wholesome, nourishing food- but also sticking to my budget. Meal planning has been a true God-send for me- sitting down and taking stock of what I have in my home and planning meals and shopping accordingly allows me to diversify my menu, not waste food, and be more efficient in the kitchen. Here’s the problem: I get stuck in ruts. There are several things I make on an almost weekly basis: curry, chili, and some type of pasta dish top the list. While these foods are good and satisfy our family’s dietary needs while still being frugal, they are tired. And I’m tired of them.
Today, I want to introduce you to a new real-food-mama tool that I am really excited about: Tradishen! Tradishen is your premier real food recipe and meal planning site. There’s nothing quite like it out there right now!
We’re so excited to be able to bring you all the great features that Tradishen offers!
100% Real Food, No Compromises
Tradishen is committed to offering only 100% real food recipes. No compromises and no short cuts. That means that if it’s not a whole food, you won’t find it on our site. You will never find:
- Artificial colors
- Artificial flavors
- Vegetable oils
- Artificial sweeteners
- Premade “ingredients” (canned soups, spice packets, cake mixes, etc.)
We include only wholesome, real ingredients. You’ll never have to wonder if our recipes are healthy for your family, or sort through “cheater” or less-than-nourishing options — they’re all high-quality! So far we have over 500 recipes in our database, and we’re continually adding more. There are plenty of options to feed your family well!
Find The Recipes You Want, Easily
If you have special dietary needs — or are just in the mood for a certain food — you can find it easily on Tradishen. Search our database by checking “flags” to filter your results. You can choose the ethnicity that you want, the main ingredient, or the course. You can also find recipes that are:
- NO Soy
- NO Dairy
- NO Gluten
- NO Grains
- NO Wheat
- NO Sugar
- NO Seafood
- NO Tree nuts
- NO Eggs
Select as many of these “flags” as you want, so that you only get the recipes that will work for your family. You could choose “chicken,” “beef,” and “fish” (avoiding pork recipes) plus “gluten free” and “dairy free” to find recipes that are based on chicken, beef, or fish but contain no gluten and no dairy. This saves you lots of time sorting through recipes that don’t work for your dietary needs — no other site out there offers this!
Save, Print, Rate
Every recipe can be saved to your personal recipe box, so that you always have your favorites easily available. Your recipe box is viewable from the “my recipes” tab. You can scroll through them, or if you start typing, it will suggest potential recipe titles that you’ve save and may have forgotten about!
You can rate each recipe you try, as well, so you can find your favorites (or the ones that others love, too).
Plus, every recipe is printer friendly. Print out your favorites and add them to a binder so that they’re easily accessible in your kitchen.
Create Your Variations
Love a recipe but made a few tiny changes to suit your family’s tastes better? Don’t forget what you did — save a copy of the recipe and add your changes. This variation of the recipe will be in your personal recipe box so you don’t lose it.
If you have special allergy needs, this is a great option too — choose a recipe that needs a little tweaking to meet your needs, then save those changes, so that even more recipes on the site work for you! (Many of our dairy-containing recipes have been tested with coconut milk or oil and work great dairy-free too.)
Add Your Own Recipes
Do you have a family-favorite recipe that you just love, but isn’t in our database? You can add it! Simply type (or copy and paste) your recipe into our system. It will be visible only to you.
This way, you aren’t just limited to the recipes we offer when creating your meal plans — see more below!
Learn About Real Food
If you’re new to real food, you might feel overwhelmed when you see recipes calling for soaked beans, sourdough starter, homemade chicken stock, and other real food ingredients. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find both written and (eventually) video tutorials, showing you exactly how to do these things.
Create Your Meal Plan
Nothing saves more time in the kitchen (not to mention money at the grocery store) than having a meal plan. With Tradishen, you can quickly and easily create your own meal plan, pulling recipes from your personal recipe box. Select the date and time of day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc.) and begin typing a recipe title, then select the one you want from the drop-down list that appears. It’s that easy! This feature is part of our “basic” and “premium” membership packages.
Get Meal Planning Help
Do you find meal planning overwhelming? We can help! Every week, we release two new meal plans — a “traditional” menu, and a gluten/dairy free menu. Get 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, and 1 dessert on every plan! Choose which one(s) you want to use. You may use only the dinners, or you may use all the recipes, or anything in between.
Found a recipe your family doesn’t prefer? You can easily delete and replace it with any other recipe from our database.
Throughout our meal plans, we take your budget into account. We choose recipes that use seasonal and frugal ingredients, and we repeat the same ingredients in different ways throughout the week. That way, you’re not wasting a bit of leftover chicken or spinach, nor do you have a bunch of “food waste” at the end of the week. We often use dinner leftovers in the next day’s lunch, to keep it quick and easy. We made the meal plans the same way we meal plan for our own families, because we understand your needs — we’re right there with you.
You’ll get access to both meal plans, too, so you can choose whichever one works better for you, or even pull from both! This feature is part of our “premium” membership package.
Get Automatic Grocery Lists
Once you have a meal plan, the next step is making a grocery list, so you know what to buy at the store. Guess what? We’ve already done it for you! With the click of a button, you can add all the recipes on your meal plan to your grocery list. It’s so quick and easy.
Plus, you can edit the grocery list yourself. Your recipes might add spices to the list that you already have in the kitchen — you can delete it. Or, if you want extra carrots for snacking on, bump up the number to buy! This feature is part of our “basic” and “premium” membership packages.
Take Tradishen With You
Have a smart phone? Tradishen will travel! Tradishen has been designed to be mobile-optimized, so you can view it easily from any screen, anywhere. If you find a sale at the grocery store, you can automatically update your meal plan and grocery list to include the sale item. Save paper by accessing Tradishen from your phone in the kitchen, too. With the touch of a button, pin your favorite recipes or share them on Facebook so your friends can see them, too. Tradishen is everywhere you are! And if you’re not into smart phones, remember that Tradishen is printer-friendly too. 🙂
Save Time and Money
Tradishen will save you major time and money. Having a meal plan saves you money; you only buy what you need. We create the grocery lists for you. We create meal plans for you. Tradishen will revolutionize your kitchen.
New Features Coming
Is there even more you want to see from Tradishen? We’re adding new features regularly, and new recipes too. We’d love your feedback on how we could make Tradishen even better for you, so feel free to send us an email! We already have plenty of new features in the works. If you’re a premium member, you’ll get full access to every new feature as soon as it’s released.
Sold? Here’s What You Need to Know
Most of the features above are FREE. All you have to do is hop over to Tradishen right now and sign up for an account. You’ll have immediate access to view, print, save, and share all the recipes. You’ll also get one week of premium access for free just to say, “thanks for giving us a try.” This is a no-risk free trial. If you love it, sign up for a basic or premium membership today! The longer the membership you buy, the more you save.
Basic (See Features Above)
One Month: $10
Six Months: $51 (save 15%)
Twelve Months: $78 (save 35%)
Premium (See Features Above)
One Month: $15
Six Months: $76.50 (save 15%)
Twelve Months: $117 (save 35%)
We hope you love Tradishen and stick with us forever (after all, we’re constantly reinventing the world of real food recipes and meal planning — we’ve got everything except the food!), but if you don’t, we offer a 7-day money-back guarantee. You love it, or we’ll refund your money. See all the FAQs about Tradishen for more details.