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Meal Plans and Methods to Reduce Food Waste

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Start Here for Meal Time Solutions!

Join a Webinar, Cooking Class, Get a Free Strategy Download, or Try Our Meal Planning Membership!

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Try Our Meal Planning App! - For just $14/month, you'll get a ready to cook meal plan, grocery list, tips for cooking for kids, and access to all of our low-food waste recipes. (ez to cancel anytime)

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Live webinar Monday 8/20 at 12noon est. Or join for the replay and downloads!
We'll cover:

  • "Variety Formula"
  • Planning Smart
  • Finding Time
  • Hot Vs. Cold
  • 87 Snack Ideas
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Download the FREE The Cheat Sheet with 11 small tricks to speed up dinner plans and prep! Also included: Mix & Match recipe guide, and Alison's ABC Meals.

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How do you feel at 5pm? If stressed about dinner came to mind, I've got you. Register for an upcoming seat in the FREE webinar. I'll lead you through easy steps to get mealtime under control.

What we're about:

Easier meal time and reducing food waste. Here's why I think you need a meal plan to accomplish both!


Check out our happy families...


Thank you so much Chef Alison, you’re a brilliant teacher and I’ve learned so much & I'm ready to start planning! 



I am still LOVING this program. For so many reasons, your strategies work so much better for me than other things I've tried. You have a gift!



After using these methods for a few weeks, we still have some challenging nights, but now I know how to react so I'm less overwhelmed. The kids are opening up to new foods.


Find your next recipe!

Search your fridge or your cravings!


Recipe Finder

The best way to reduce food waste and save money? Eat what you already paid for. Click below to search from ingredients in your fridge.



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Join today and count your impact!

When you set up your ends+stems account, you'll never miss a new weekly meal plan. AND your food waste reduction will be added to our community Impact Calculator. 

Example of Impact Calculator:

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Our members no longer have to:


Struggle to decide what to cook.


Feel like they're in a recipe rut.

Grocery List

Waste time. We build your Grocery List.

Cooking Pan

Panic about dinner at 5:15 pm

Reduce food waste

Feel Guilty about Wasting Food

Ends + Stems Web App

Let us be your culinary guide!

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    Log in on Fridays for your new meal plan! Each week has 3 interlocking recipes.

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    Confirm the plan or edit as preferred - its flexible!

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    Click "Grocery List" and you'll know exactly what to buy at your favorite store.

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    Cook simple, delicious meals without the stress of planning.

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KEEP IT SIMPLE: Back to school lunches & snacks
Free Class & Recipes, Planning Dowloads

Live on Monday, August 22 at 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 AM PST

Join Chef Alison for a live webinar strategizing for less stress school lunch packing.

A bit of what we'll cover:

Make Ahead Snacks, Breakfasts, Lunches
Shopping Strategy
Ultimate Variety Formula
Planning that your can stick with
Where is your free time hiding?
Hot Vs. Cold - Stay Save and Waste Less
87 School Snack Ideas

Don't miss this one! I hope to see you there. Come live and bring any questions you have for our Ask a Chef Segment!

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Cooking Classes + Web App

Ends + Stems

Cooking Classes and Lunch & Learns for Companies and Private Groups

We partner with innovative companies to provide team building cooking classes, informational Lunch+Learns, and employee memberships to our meal planning + recipe management app.

With Ends+Stems you get a series of trusted classes without having to constantly vet new vendors, and employees who are unable to attend another zoom class still benefit by having 24/7 access to class replays and the meal planning, grocery shopping, + food waste reducing web-app.