How Does Build A Menu ® Work?

Meal planning and grocery shopping can be frustrating.
We work hard each week to make your Build A Menu ® experience as easy as possible!



Cooking delicious meals and getting your family back to the dinner table couldn’t be easier!

Step 1 Choose a region of the United States that best fits you.

Step 2 Choose from any of our recipes to build the perfect menu for your family.

Simply click on each of the categories to see this week's quick pick recipes, or search the entire database! 

You can even choose your own recipe that you create!

Click on "Show Ingredients" to see all ingredients used in any of the recipes listed. This way you can ensure you always choose recipes your family will love!

Each of your selections shows up in the blue box on the side of the page, along with the approximate total amount these recipes will cost. Meal planning on a budget doesn't get any easier than this!

This powerful tool is unique to Build A Menu® and makes it very easy to plan and stick to your grocery budget!

Step 3 is where you can customize the calendar, customize and print the shopping list, and print the recipes. 


We’ll build a well organized shopping list, complete with all the ingredients necessary for you to make each of the recipes you selected.

We’ll then put all your recipes and instructions together on one tidy list, ready to print. That's it! Meal planning on a budget, done in about 5 minutes!

It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3!


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What are people saying about BAM?

“Thanks again and it's been fun having all the ingredients I need to make something each night for a week!! If you knew how much I don't like being in the kitchen and how much my husband does the cooking then this is quite an accomplishment. He is thanking BAM big time!“

Sabrina S.

“It didn't take me long to build my menu... I'm very pleased with it so far.”

Rhonda. S.

“I love it! I hate trying to come up with meals and you have things I've never heard of. Love it!”

Jacqueline T.

Sample Recipes

Sample Shopping List