Let’s make a meal – plan!

The one item in your budget that you probably have the most control over is your grocery bill. Too many people spend way too much on groceries… period.

If saving money is a priority for your family then your groceries should be a top priority! Believe it or not, The Magic Fridge offers several options that will save you both time and money.

Less Stress
It’s 6 o’clock, your family is hungry, tired, complaining and you have no idea what’s for dinner. Trying to come up with something to cook at the last minute a whole lot of fun. Dinner will be much more relaxed when you don’t have to stress about it.

Quality Time
Dinner time use to be the time for families to gather and share news and experiences of the day. Parents and children can pay some needed undivided attention to each other. Make dinner a daily family tradition, again.

Eat Healthier
Cut down on the fast food and enjoy a home-cooked meal. Home-cooked meals tend to be much healthier than hamburgers with fries, fried chicken or pizza. When you plan your meals, you tend to include healthier alternative such as chicken breast, salads and vegetables.

Single professional, with healthy eating and global cuisine

The Magic Fridge can help you eat the kind of food you want — quickly, easily and in your own home – no matter what your lifestyle. Take for example this  single professional, with healthy eating and global cuisine as priorities.

Service: Once a month, using individual chef meals mostly during the work week for occasional lunches and/or dinners.

Menu for January 8, 2009

In the fridge:

  • Orange chili salmon
  • Cuban rice and beans

In the freezer:

  • African chicken peanut stew
  • Chicken meatballs in tomato sauce with brown rice pasta
  • Curry fish stew

A 3-hour service ($120.00) plus $58.70 for groceries = $178.70. This breaks down to an average of $44.68 per week, or about $13 for an individual meal.

Working couple enjoys a global cuisine

The Magic Fridge can help you eat the kind of food you want — quickly, easily and in your own home – no matter what your lifestyle. Take for example this  working couple, with global cuisine, comfort meals and fresh food as priorities.  Their choice of a weekly service provides them with mostly fridge food and minimal frozen meals.

Service: Once a week, using chef meals mostly during the work week – each meal contains four servings, to allow for leftover weekday lunches or weekend meals.

Menu for January 27, 2009

  • Thai steak and salad
  • Mexican chicken stew
  • Beef barley soup
  • Salmon chowder

A 4-hour service ($160.00) plus $60.36 for groceries = $220.36. This breaks down to about $28 for a dinner for two, or $14 for an individual meal.

Professional couple, with healthy eating habits

The Magic Fridge can help you eat the kind of food you want — quickly, easily and in your own home – no matter what your lifestyle. Take for example this professional couple, with healthy eating habits and fitness as a priority. The menu plan comes from a fitness program they both follow, and includes high-end cuts of meat and fish. Most items are frozen.

Service: Once every two weeks, using individual chef meals daily for lunches and/or dinners.

Menu for January 27, 2009

* Miso soup – 6 servings
* Butternut squash soup – 6 servings
* Asparagus soup – 6 servings
* Quinoa as a grain side dish – 6 servings
* 4 pieces of 6oz halibut – individually frozen
* 4 pieces of 6oz salmon – individually frozen
* 15 chicken breasts – sliced and added to salads
* 4 whole chicken breasts – seasoned
* 6 filet mignon steaks – 6 oz each, sliced to add to salads
* Turkey meatballs – 4 servings
* 6 burger patties with meatball mix
* Ratatouille – 6 servings

A 4.5-hour service ($180.00) plus $192.17 for groceries = $372.17. This breaks down to an average of $186.09 per week, or about $12 for an individual meal consisting of meat or fish plus a side of grain or vegetable soup.

Family with 2 adults and 3 teens

The Magic Fridge can help you eat the kind of food you want — quickly, easily and in your own home – no matter what your lifestyle. Take for example the average family – two adults and three kids. The following meals are “home cooking” style with basic ingredients.

Service: Once a month, 1-2 chef meals per week

Menu for October 28, 2008

In the fridge:

  • Greek tomato and feta salad
  • Lemon herb salmon
  • Chicken pot pie
  • Macaroni and cheese

In the freezer:

  • Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Carrot and squash casserole (2 containers)
  • Chicken pineapple curry

A 3-hour service ($120.00) plus $119.50 for groceries equals $239.50. This breaks down to an average of $59.88 per week, or about $48 for a meal for five people.