Meal Planning for Special Diets
Many families need to accommodate special diets for one or more members. Whether it is a parent trying to lose weight, a son with peanut allergies or a daughter who just decided to be a vegetarian, special dietary considerations can make family meal planning even more challenging.
No worries! The Scramble Recipe Search System allows you to specify nutritional requirements such as:
- Dairy-free: The recipe does not call for dairy products or alternatives are given.
- High Fiber: The recipe has 5 grams or more of fiber per serving.
- Kosher: The recipe follows kosher guidelines or provides alternatives.
- Low Carb: The recipe has 10 or less total grams of carbohydrates.
- Low-fat: The recipe has 30% or less of the recommended daily allowance of fat, and 7% or less of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat.
- Low Sodium: The recipe has 480 mg or less of sodium per serving.
- Nut-free: The recipe has no nuts or they are optional ingredients.
- Vegetarian: The recipe has no animal meats (or meat alternatives are suggested). Eggs and dairy, however, may be included.
- Wheat/Gluten free: The recipe has no gluten/wheat products.
Because each recipe is classified according to it’s dietary categories, and substitutions are often suggested, you can easily customize delicious, easy weekly meal plans that will appeal to your entire family, regardless of diet. Try our two-week free trial and see how flexible and easy dinners can be, even when your family has dietary restrictions.
I just wanted to say WOW! I love this site! So glad I found it. This is the first site trying to do this that offers the flexibility to customize menus, keeps a recipe box and most importantly offers truly nutritious meals with (gasp!) lots of vegetarian options. I’m blown away. –Amy Pollak
Enter your email and you will get everything you need to help you meet the challenge:
- A Family Challenge Checklist: print it out, post it on refrigerator, and check off family meals as you go along.
- 4 weeks of family dinner recipes, including side dishes and grocery lists, so you can save time and money by making just one grocery trip each week. (You’ll get the first plan now and then each week for a month.)
- More tips and tools for healthy family eating