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Join the Peas & Hoppy Meal Guides and let us take the burden of meal planning off your shoulders with our customizable meal planning service featuring mobile app and made-for-you grocery list.
Each weekly Meal Guide is easily adaptable for your lifestyle. Access and customize your Meal Guide on our website or with your mobile device, available for both Apple and Android devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Peas & Hoppy Meal Guide Membership is a healthy weekly meal planning service that’s 100% customizable, planned seasonally, and balanced nutritionally according to the plate method.
Every week, Meal Guide members receive a new menu on Thursday in the Meal Guide app (available online, in the Apple App Store, or in the Google Play Store), complete with recipes and made-for-you grocery list.
The Meal Guide menu includes the same meal types every week:
If there are recipes you don’t need, you can delete them from your plan. If you’re feeding more or fewer people, you can adjust the servings for the recipe. You can even add in extra recipes for hungry eaters.
If your family has a special dietary need, instructions are included with each weekly Meal Guide to customize your menu to make it gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian (lacto-ovo), or vegan.
All the changes you make to your meal guide are automatically updated in your grocery list, which you can then review and add your family’s staple grocery items and cross off ingredients you already have.
When you join the membership, you gain immediate access to over 800 dietitian-written and approved recipes in the app. You can filter recipes by dietary need, season, or type; or you can search by name of the recipe or ingredient. When you find a recipe you love, tap the heart to save it as a favorite and it will appear at the top of your recipe list.
Watch this short 3-minute video for a look inside the Meal Guides and try it out completely FREE for 2 weeks. If you don’t absolutely love it, you can cancel your membership without charge, no questions asked.
Absolutely! As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of two growing boys, it’s extremely important to me the meals are balanced nutritionally.
This means you may find yourself buying more vegetables than you’re used to, but it DOESN’T mean you have to look for a bunch of weird ingredients. The recipes focus on using real food in a balance according to the Plate Method. A nutrition label is provided for all recipes which includes calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, sugar, cholesterol, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
I also believe strongly that “eating healthy” is more than just nutrients – it’s about enjoying the food you eat. Yes, that means there is sugar in some of the recipes and you’ll add salt to your vegetables! The key is to find the balance between “soul food” and “fuel food” so you can properly nourish your body AND your soul.
Read more about my food and nutrition philosophy.
YES! With every Meal Guide you’ll receive a set of instructions to modify your menu to meet these different dietary needs:
The meals are all balanced to support healthy blood sugar levels. Carbohydrate amounts in each meal average about 60 grams and come from high-quality sources, such as legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
Watch this video to learn how to customize your Meal Guide; as you can see, changes are easy to do. Any recipe substitutions are found at the bottom of the Meal Guide for you to include in your plan instead of taking the time to search for the right recipe.
In the “Recipes” tab of your web or mobile app you can filter recipes by any of these dietary needs, or select multiple dietary needs if desired – for example, you can filter for gluten-free, dairy-free appetizers by selecting these three options (“gluten-free,” “dairy-free,” and “appetizers”).
In addition, you can filter the recipes by FODMAP type, so if you’re working with a dietitian to figure out IBS triggers you’ll be able to easily find recipes that work for you. FODMAP types are sorted into fructose, lactose, sorbitol, GOS, fructans, and mannitol so you can specify your exact needs. Find a list on our FAQ page of all the filters available to sort recipes in the Peas & Hoppy Meal Guides.
A nutrition label is provided for all recipes which includes calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, sugar, cholesterol, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
If you’re not sure which dietary need is right for you and would like to schedule a 1-1 nutrition coaching session with Dietitian Ann, please request an appointment online.
The recipes on the Meal Guides are simple and require only a handful of kitchen items. Even if you’re brand-new to cooking, you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars on specialty items.
Every recipe lists the cooking equipment needed so you can double-check you have what you need before you’re in the middle of a recipe!
I’m a minimalist at heart and apply the principles to my kitchen, as well: if I can’t use an item for multiple purposes, I don’t buy it.
These are the items you’ll want to have if you sign up for the meal guides:
For more kitchen essentials recommendations, check out my full collection.
Note: the links provided include affiliate links for which I earn a commission if you purchase. To be honest, I’d rather you go to your local kitchen store to find these items and support your local economy, but if you’re in a pinch these links are here to help you out.
The recipes are EASY to make! I’m not a trained chef and you don’t need to be, either.
I write and test the recipes in my own kitchen to make sure the instructions are clear and easy to follow; most members rate the difficulty of the recipes as either a 1 or 2 out of 5 – meaning even if you don’t feel very comfortable in the kitchen, you’ll be able to follow these recipes.
All of the recipes are written using easy-to-find ingredients so you don’t need to have a specialty store near you or make multiple grocery store runs. Menus are planned seasonally to encourage you to visit your local farmer’s market in the summer and enjoy fresh, local produce.
I grew up on a farm in Kansas and understand the limits of rural grocery stores; if there is an ingredient which I know won’t be found in my hometown grocery store, I provide a link to where you can buy it online (for example: Nutritional yeast for vegan recipes).
You’ll also find “Pro Tips” on every recipe and meal guide, which are bite-sized pieces of information to help you become a more savvy cook each time you make a meal.
Each recipe lists the total, prep, and cook time so you know what you’re getting into before you start. You’ll also find the cooking equipment listed for each recipe, instructions for how to store leftovers, as well as a description of how to prep the vegetables in the recipe if you find something new to you.
If you have a question about cooking or need an adjustment for a recipe, join the Peas & Hoppy Community Facebook group and post your request there.
Ohhh picky eating can be so challenging and frustrating! The phase *usually* happens between the ages of 1-5, but it can also extend well into adulthood.
All of the meals and recipes are designed to be full of flavor and use cooking techniques that bring out the best in veggies. For example, this 3-Step Roasted Vegetable process uses high cooking temperatures to help cut the bitter flavor in these types of veggies.
But picky eating is more than just using the right recipes; it’s all about the mindset of both you AND your picky eater. Read more about 7 Tips to Help Your Picky Eater Like More Foods and know that preventing – and reversing – picky eating is a process!
If you’d like more support in navigating picky eating, you can reach out to schedule a 1-1 nutrition coaching session with Dietitian Ann.
YES! When you join the membership, you gain immediate access to over 800 dietitian-written and approved recipes in the app, as well as the four most recent weekly Meal Guides.
You can filter recipes by dietary need, season, or type; or you can search by name of the recipe or ingredient. When you find a recipe you love, tap the heart to save it as a favorite and it will appear at the top of your recipe list.
Sign up for a free 2 week trial to check out all the recipes!