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Categories: Parent Picks is a non-profit, free website that helps parents find kid-friendly recipes, create meal calendars, and a corresponding grocery list, all online.

At Parent Source, we're always on the look out for great time-saving ideas, especially when it comes to mealtime.

As every parent knows, planning meals for your kids and family is not the most interesting activity, and it often becomes tedious trying to think of new recipes, and planning meals ahead of time. I know I'm not the only one who is often rushing around trying to figure out the next week's meals five minutes before I head off to the grocery store.

Well, we found a free online tool that helps with all of that at

Meals Matter provides parents with the following great FREE tools:

  • Meal Planner - make a weekly/monthly calendar that is connected to your shopping list
  • Shopping List Maker
  • Build Your Pantry tool
  • Cookbook - including recipe suggestions and links to kid-friendly recipes (many with 6 ingredients or less!)
  • Recipe Database

Meals Matter also provides nutritional information, tips, recipe ideas and a free newsletter as well.