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How Our Meal Plans Work

83% of people say

Deciding what to cook is stressful.

Our weekly meal plans and grocery list generator will help save you time + reduce food waste effortlessly.

For a limited time, TRY FREE FOR 30 DAYS (normally 14 days)!

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Ends + Stems Meal Plans

How It Works:

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Check your dashboard every Friday for the week’s new meal plan.

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Grab your Grocery List and shop at your favorite stores or online.

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Enjoy do-able weeknight meals + relish your financial and environmental impact.

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We will email you 3 days before the trial expires. If you choose to cancel, you can do so with one simple click from the profile page. We think you'll decide to join the movement though! When you do, a monthly subscription is just $12.50 for access to all of our features, archived meal plans, and hundreds of great recipes.

"Ends+Stems is the missing ingredient in my life!"  

Susanna S. / San Francisco

"Looking forward to saving money, eating better and wasting less. I just asked the universe for such a service, so happy you exist! Check dinner planning off my goals for the year!"  

Alexa J. / Boston

I love this service. It's helped me cook at home so much more. 

Julie B. / Chicago

I'm always so excited to find out what I’m cooking next week. The food has been healthy, delicious, and always easy. Tonight we had the vermicelli bowl and even the kids are wolfing it down!

Angela T. / Los Angeles

Having a chef decide recipes for us and creating our grocery list with one click makes me excited to do the shopping, see how little I can spend, and easily feed my family. I am doing more cooking, but feeling so much less stress.

Kate L. / Orinda

I have cooked every supper for my wife and I since I started with Ends and Stems. You have changed my behavior and are making me more comfortable in the kitchen and I am loving it.

Tom / Portland

Ends + Stems Meal Plans

Membership Features:

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Easy to make recipes

Recipes, written by accomplished Chef Alison, that are family friendly and easy to make on a busy weeknight.

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Meal plans that reduce food waste

Weekly meal  plans dovetail ingredients so you use up all of the perishables you buy for reduced food waste.

Dietary Preferences

Dietary preferences & substitutions

Choose your preferred diet: Omnivore or Vegetarian. Within each plan and recipe there are simple and clear substitutions for Dairy Free, Gluten Free, No Red Meat, Paleo, Vegan, and more.


Grocery list

You can generate a grocery list for your weekly meal plan. It's easy to cross off items you already have, plus you can add your household staples to the list!

Prep Ahead

Prep ahead

Professional chefs always get a head start. Chef Alison shares industry knowledge on each recipe by pulling out the steps you can do in advance so on a busy night, things come together quickly.

Ingredient Index

Ingredients Index

Our comprehensive index is unlike anything else online! There’s an entry for each ingredient used in our recipes listing common substitutions, what to look for when buying, how to store correctly for longer shelf life, and ways to use something up before it goes bad.

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Favorites & Archives

As an Ends + Stems member, you'll have access to every weekly meal plan published. You'll also be able to "favorite" your recipes so you can access them easily.


See your impact!

See how much food and money you've saved by cooking from the meal plans -- measured in pizza slices, of course!

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