Our Why

People really struggle to cook and eat meals they feel good about.

It’s hard to budget for meals without a plan. It’s hard to find time to plan. It’s even harder when you have dietary restrictions or goals.  Bottom line: It’s hard to find the time for what matters most to you and cook every day.

Choosing between passions, hobbies, nurturing relationships, or cooking a meal you feel good about is a daily choice for many that can feel like a lose-lose situation.

We often call Once A Month Meals ‘OAMM’ for short. We truly believe that freezer cooking can help you find daily peace of mind around mealtime. We know that we do.

Cooking with OAMM means all of your resources in one place to help you quickly find or make a meal plan that works for you, including nutritional information. So, you can confidently shop, cook & freeze your meals ahead of time and never have to plan daily meals ever again.

Who We Are

Tricia Winkler

Founder, Owner & CEO

In 2009, Tricia started OAMM with nothing but a humble blog.

As a busy mom and natural optimizer in finding ways to create space & time in order to live life to the fullest, she started freezer cooking. As friends and family witnessed firsthand this way of cooking, it became very apparent. People from all walks of life wanted to know: “How do you do it?” So, she started to share on her blog.

We have come a long way since our blog days. Tricia transformed Once A Month Meals from a blog into what it is today. A membership-based meal planning software service. But, she not only founded a company. She also built a company in which we are all proud to work, grow, and cultivate meaningful relationships.

Together, we have helped tens of thousands of people make time for what matters most with freezer cooking.



This is the team behind Once A Month Meals and why we are passionate about what we do.



Mindy Hart

What I Do
“For the past 9 years I have had the privilege of helping people improve their mealtime experiences. Sometimes that has been through creating recipes, adding recipes to and maintaining Menu Builder, working with our test cooks or chatting with you in your homes during some of our afternoon chat hours.”

Why I Do It
“I work at OAMM because I believe in what we do – freezer cooking – and I use it in my own household. I enjoy the work that I do and I enjoy being able to put it into practice both in my household but also taking meals to those around me. I love serving others so it is very natural for me to take meals to people and empower others to do the same.

What We Value

These values are the fabric of our culture and the framework for who we are. This is why we do what we do.


Always believe in the best about people, and expect others will do the same. Live all of our lives with integrity.  


Family comes first. Be it one we build ourselves or one we are born into. Our teammates and members become family and we hope you will, too.


 We put those who build, work, and use our product before the product itself. Serve others first even if it isn’t convenient.   


We brainstorm, ask questions, listen to feedback, share ideas, and engage in banter. Everyone’s ideas have value.


We get outside of our comfort zone. We laugh at ourselves. We think outside the box. We keep learning.


Life doesn’t always go according to plan, and that is ok. We extend grace to ourselves and others.

What We Want For You!

To Give You The Best Meal Planning Experience You’ve Ever Had

Our team works alongside one another to find ways to contribute, improve, and innovate the way that you cook. We want to give you the easiest, fastest, and most manageable way to meal plan & freezer cook while keeping YOU in control.

As a cohesive bunch, we believe there is value in every opinion, idea & thought among the team. We have seen the results this belief can produce and extend that belief to our members, too.

We are intentional with our member’s feedback and work towards change to continue to provide you with a service that provides you…


We believe that everyone deserves to eat well.

Through freezer cooking, you can stay in control of what you put in your body every day. You can eat real food cooked from scratch. You can manage food sensitivities and allergies. You can be healthier inside and out. You can enjoy mealtime because it is restful and restorative.


We believe in making time for what matters most.

When Freezer cooking with us, we make sure that you have all the resources you need to cook ahead, right at your fingertips. In turn, you can relax knowing that tasty, nourishing meals are ready when you need them. Your meal plan is reality-proof.


We believe that everyone deserves delicious, home-cooked meals without breaking the bank.

Cooking at home is one of the best ways to stay on top of your food budget. Freezer cooking allows you the opportunity to buy in bulk, avoid pricey take out, and make budget-conscious decisions when it comes to your food.