Guest Blogger

Melissa Lanz

Melissa Lanz

Melissa Lanz is a former Internet marketing executive who quit her day job to promote health and happiness as daily habits.

During the fall of 2010, Melissa dedicated her efforts to creating a tool for busy families and singles stuck in a takeout rut…The Fresh 20.

The Fresh 20 is Melissa's answer to “What’s for dinner?” The mission behind it is all about buying less and making more.

The Fresh 20 is a meal planning service, created for busy families and singles wanting to eat fresh, healthy meals, and save time and money that helps people eliminate processed food from the family dinner table .

Melissa is the creator of the Family Food Summit, an online conversation with food industry leaders, about feeding our families and the author of The Fresh 20 Cookbook.

For more from Melissa:
Twitter: The Fresh 20
Facebook: The Fresh 20


Blog Posts by Melissa Lanz

  • Beautiful Farmers' Market beets and radishes

    Tips to Shopping at The Farmers’ Market

    With summer comes the abundance of fresh, local produce at farmers’ markets across the country. But how do you find the closest? We’ve pulled together some fabulous resources to help you plan out your next, or even your very first, trip to the farmers’ market. We’ll also touch base on how to find a local […]

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  • Bulk pasta and spices for a healthier pantry

    Ten Steps to An Unprocessed Pantry

    The foundation of unprocessed eating is a healthy pantry. I have a tried and true list of ingredients that come to my rescue over and over again. With the pantry basics I can create almost any dish my family requests. I promise these items will make your kitchen happier! Clean out the junk and invest in a few […]

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  • Fresh vegetables, uncooked beans, spices on a table

    Ten Ways to Stop Overfeeding Your Family

    I had the opportunity to attend a food talk with  Mark Bittman, writer of all things ‘foodly’. It was to discuss his latest book, Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes. It’s simple really. Eat less meat. He’s not a vegetarian; he’s not dogmatic about healthy food. He just reversed the proportions […]

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  • Image of chopping vegetables on a cutting board from The Fresh 20

    Reduce Food Waste by Planning Ahead

    It’s practically impossible to maintain a healthful diet without planning.  Before I started The Fresh 20, I wasted pounds and pounds of farmer’s market bounty because I didn’t plan to eat; I only planned to stock the fridge. If standing in front of the fridge with a blank stare on your face sounds faintly familiar, […]

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  • Beautiful image of dinner table loaded with fresh foods from The Fresh 20

    5 Ways to Get Fresh

    Summer is a great time to establish fresh habits. With so many great fruits and vegetables it’s a great time to make healthy changes and the perfect opportunity to #getfresh food habits. Here are five simple ways to start with health and happiness today. Go Green Increasing vegetables is a sure fire way to improve […]

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