PlateJoy is the meal planning service I never knew I needed until now

This post is sponsored by Platejoy. any opinions expressed are my own

I’m a mom of 4 busy kids and I also happen to work outside my home as well.  The idea of having a home cooked meal ready everyday was almost alien to me.  My typical day starts at 7 am and doesn’t end until about 10 pm.  There are days where it’s not quite as hectic so I do make a good home cooked meal.  Other days it was usually spaghetti, pizza, chicken nuggets, whatever I could throw together quickly.

Then Platejoy fell in my lap.  Honestly, I didn’t expect much.  I figured, if nothing else, maybe I’d get a few new meal ideas.  I didn’t know that I would use it consistently. Then I registered and got started and my mind changed about meal planning services.

Platejoy customizes your meal plan to you and your family.  You can customize by family size and it gives you the right ingredient amount, you can exclude ingredients you know you don’t use, you can choose a specific diet such as gluten-free, diabetic, keto, kosher, etc.  You can exclude allergen ingredients, you can even choose how many meals you want Platejoy to plan for a week. Maybe you only want 2 meals because you have the rest covered.  Maybe you want a new recipe every day.

Another thing I liked was that you can purposely choose to have a recipe that will make extra for leftovers.  I totally chose this option. Because on those crazy days I NEED this option.   The recipes are not difficult at all.  The first one I made was a batch recipe: Cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole.  No it didn’t look exactly like the picture but it was good. And the recipe made A LOT. It made plenty for my family of 6 and a bunch more for leftovers.

There was easy lunch recipes like the avocado, black bean, and rice burrito. So simple but so good. I ended up having it for lunch 2 days in a row.  Tonight’s dinner was Greek beef skillet with roasted cauliflower.  So good and I can’t wait until my hubby gets home from work to try it.

Not only was I able to customize the amount of portions for my family but I was able to put in there that my  hubby and I are trying to lose weight so it gave us healthier recipes.  I’m also able to track the recipes I make to my Fitbit which definitely helps with staying accountable.  Perfect for those with New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier or lose weight.

To sum up, here are my Top 10 reasons I love Platejoy:

  1.  customize my meal plan to my family size
  2.  exclude ingredients we don’t/won’t use
  3.  printable grocery list to make shopping for your meal plan a breeze
  4.   Update your “virtual pantry” so Platejoy knows what ingredients you already have
  5.   Search for recipe by ingredient
  6.   Can track your meals to your Fitbit to stay on track
  7.   Choose recipes portions so you purposely have left overs for those busy days
  8.   New recipe ideas every week
  9.    Exclude allergens in recipes such as peanuts
  10.    Platejoy app makes it easy to look up recipes, change meals at the last minute, and more

 

If you’d like to try Platejoy there are tons of Platejoy coupons and deals available for Platejoy on Dealpotr including a 10 day free trial!

 


Stockpile Gift Cards 50% off!! And get $5 in FREE stock

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I am a big fan and current investor with Stockpile.  I’ve talked about Stockpile in previous posts but a quick blurb about it because I  have to get to this deal for those that already know!  Stockpile allows you to buy fractional stock making investing on a budget do-able! For instance, let’s say you’ve always wanted to invest in Google but Google is at $1000 per share.  Well you might not have $1000 laying around to invest in just 1 share of stock. Maybe you have $100 to invest though.  You could take that $100 and invest it in Google on Stockpile and own 1/10th share of Google stock.  That’s just an example of course.  There are many stocks available to choose from.

If you’re not registered for Stockpile yet you can register here and get $5 in free stock!

Once you’re registered OR if you’re already registered you have got to take advantage of this Groupon deal!  Pay just $10 for a $20 Stockpile gift card! That’s like getting another $10 in free stock!!!  I definitely just grabbed mine.

Stockpile also let’s you set up custodial account for your children. You could use this Groupon deal to gift them a Stockpile gift card!  That’s what I’m going to do for my eldest son!

 

 


Investing in Stock on a Budget it’s Possible with Stockpile

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I had always been interested in the stock market.  A way to save for my financial future.  Sure I have a 401k through work, a savings account, etc but never put all your eggs in one basket right?

The problem with the stock market is that it can be kind of intimidating doing it on your own.  If you’re on a budget like me you also can’t afford to drop a couple thousand or even several hundred on stocks.  Even if you hire a professional then you still have to have that chunk of change AND pay your stock person.  Look, it can take me a whole year to get $1000 or more in my savings account.  How am I gonna take that money I saved all year for and hand it over to someone for something that’s not a sure thing?!  I need to be able to invest in stocks on a budget. It’s easy to buy stocks online and not break the bank.

Yea sometimes you have to take risks to make money.  I get that but what if I told you there was a more comfortable, budget friends, user-friendly site to invest in stocks?  There is, it’s called Stockpile.

Stockpile let’s you start investing for as little as $5! yea $5!  You can invest in any stock they have available Tesla, Apple, Google, Disney, ETFs, bonds, gold, Bitcoin, whatever your heart desires.   I know what you’re thinking and I’ve heard it before….”You can’t invest in Apple for just $5 it’s a scam!”  Calm down,  you have to understand how Stockpile works to understand how you can.  See, Stockpile allows you to buy FRACTIONAL shares of stock.  So for instance, let’s say you always wanted to invest in Google but it’s $1000/share.  Well who, on a budget, can afford to drop $1000 on just one share of stock?   Let’s say you have $100 ready to invest.  You can put your $100 into Google and you would own 1/10th of a share of Google stock.  You’ll still earn dividends and make money based on your 1/10th share.  You can always invest more as your budget allows and eventually you could own a whole share of Google stock ….or whatever stock it is that interests you.

What about fees?  Glad you asked.  See most investing sites will charge a fee of $5 or even $10 to buy, sell, or trade.  Stockpile allows you to buy, sell, or trade for just 99 cents! Just another thing I love about it.  Even budget friendly fees for to buy stocks online.

And parents, you can also set up custodial accounts for your children if you so choose.  Stockpile is user friendly and has many easy to understand resources for investing for both parents and kids.  Stockpile makes investing in stock on a budget, easy

 

If I haven’t convinced you to try Stockpile yet how about I tell you I have $5 in free money you can use to invest in whatever stock you want on Stockpile.com.  Try it out, buy your first fractional share and invest in your future!  $5 in FREE stock here!  This offer is for new accounts only.

 

If  you already have a Stockpile account tell us why you love Stockpile!

 


Coobie Seamless Bras Review and Giveaway

I received the below mentioned product at no cost in order to complete an honest review. No other compensation has been received. Any opinions expressed are my own.

 

Coobie Seamless Bras are not new to posts on LuvSavingMoney.com.  Why?  Because they are super comfortable bras that work for just about everyone.  You can wear them for every day bras or even workout bras..at least I do.

Coobie Bras come in several styles and lots of colors.  One size can accommodate sizes 32A to 36 D while the full size Coobie Bras can accommodate sizes 38 A to 42 D-DD.

I chose the Coobie Bra V-neck lace trim to review this time.

I’ll tell you what I really like about the lace trim Coobie bras besides the comfort, of course. They are nice for layering because they have the look of a camisole under a shirt.  Particularly nice for the summer when you want to layer under a thin shirt material.  I’ve never had anyone say “hey I can see your bra” because they think it’s a cami.

I layered it under my tunic this day.  I realize it’s not the best visual since my son is in front of me and the Coobie bra itself is peach but I got a few compliments on my outfit from my hubby and and friend that day.  Not one person said “Angie why is your bra hanging out” lol

 

I have worn Coobie bras (yes I own several) for layering, regular everyday bra wearing, and to work out.  Granted I’m not large chested but they worked well for me with my workouts.  I typically walk/run on a treadmill for 20 – 45 min plus do some strength training.

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Mystery Tackle Box Unboxing

I received the below mentioned product at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

My oldest son is a teenager. He loves outdoors things like fishing and hunting. Unfortunately hunting isn’t my area of expertise but I do know a little about fishing.  Being a teenager he’s also getting a little hard (and more expensive) to buy for.  When I mentioned to him about getting the Mystery Tackle Box to review he was excited.  In fact, there was a little delay in the processing of the review orders (because they were taking care of customers first) and he kept asking me “When are we getting that Mystery Tackle Box to review” and “Did you hear anything about that fishing box?”  We finally got it and he couldn’t wait to do the unboxing.

We did a facebook live unboxing video.  You can see it here:

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