Relish! Meal Planning Service Review

Founded by two busy moms, Ann Bender and Karen Hutcherson, Relish! is geared towards busy families who want more than the same old casserole every night. Stop searching for easy to make meals that are boring and bland and start putting a smile on your family’s face with a new exciting and easy-on-you menu!

  • Each week choose five entrees to make for the week.
  • Kitchen-tested dinners take 30 minutes or less prep.
  • Comprehensive grocery list makes shopping a snap.
  • 5 dinners & sides cost less than $85 per week.
  • Monthly freezer menus are included in subscription, plus more.
  • Save favorite menus for quick grocery list printing.

Every Thursday you’ll receive a newsletter, Relish! Bites, that includes useful kitchen tips, it also serves as a reminder to log in and plan your weekly menu. You can select the express menu, or custom choose 5 entrees from a list of 15 healthy and creative meals. There’s a large variety to choose from including freezer meals, vegetarian, super-quick and slow cooker recipes. You’ll find tons of kid’s favorites that don’t include the word “nugget!”

My View
I think Relish! is a great service for those who have a busy life, from soccer moms, to working moms, we all need a break from the daily task of dinner planning. I know I sometimes end up staring into the fridge or cupboard just wondering what to make. It’s so easy to draw a blank when your mind is on other things and you’re running around doing so much for everyone! I like that on Relish! I can just get on, pick from the meals listed and print my shopping list. It’s very quick and also nice to have the sides included with the main dish.

I really like that each weekly menu has a mix of dishes. So many of them are versatile enough to use for either company or just the family! I like getting my kids to try something new, many of the dishes are unique, but not too different to be accepted by my picky eaters. Something else that I loved was that you can submit your own meals to the site. They’ll be approved and added to a list that you can also choose from when you’re making out your menus! Very cool! It’s also great that you can adjust serving sizes from 2 – 8 people!

If you’d like something different than what’s on the menu for the week you can look through other sections on the site including freezer foods, seasonal dishes, tailgate party, horsdoeuvres, healthy lunches, this and that and past menus! The This and That section features great meal ideas for dinner parties, gourmet potlucks, holidays, theme movie nights and more!

I think that Relish! would make a great gift for the busy people in your life. It’s epecially useful during the hectic holiday season!

Buy It!
Relish! subscriptions are $7/month and are available in three-month subscriptions ($21), six-months ($35.70), and 12-months ($58.80) at Check out their sister site, Gfree, for a gluten free menu planning option!

Win It!
One reader will win a YEAR subscription the Relish! Menu Planning Service! That’s a $58.80 value!

How To Enter:
Visit Relish! and view the sample menu, then come back and leave me a comment with the dish that sounds yummiest!

(this step is mandatory & to be completed before using any extra entries! Follow this rule to avoid having entries deleted! Make sure to either leave your email with your comments or that it is visible on your profile. You do not have to have a blog to enter, only an email address!)

Extra Entries:
Please leave a new comment, with links if applicable, for each extra entry to be counted.

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*Thanks to Relish!, I was given a free month’s subscription of Relish! menu planning service, to facilitate my candid and honest review. All opinions are my own, yours may vary. No other compensation was received.*

About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
With a love for the outdoors and visiting local attractions in and around NW PA and Lake Erie, you never know what you'll find in my nest! Subscribe to A Hen's Nest so you don't miss the fun!



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    The sirloin with gorgonzola butter sounds like something that I'd make for hubby and he'd be thrilled to eat.


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