This is a review of the new cookbook Cook Once Eat All Week. I received an advanced copy of the book in exchange for a review. However, I never share items I don’t truly love and use regularly. The opinions you read below are my own.
I don’t know if you’ve figured this out yet, but kids eat a lot. And all. the. time.
We just finished lunch and 10 minutes later my 5yo was asking for a snack. What even is that?
And it turns out that these tiny humans I birthed expect to eat dinner every. single. night. And I’m the one that has to cook said nightly dinner.
As our family gets bigger, meal planning gets more and more challenging. Gone are the days I can make a meal for two and feed the toddler little bites from our plates.
We have a large family (five of us) and three active boys who can usually out-eat the adults! I’ve tried just about every meal planning approach under the sun but nothing seemed to really work.
And we were in a “frozen chicken nuggets for dinner more often then I care to admit” kind of rut.
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Enter Cook Once Eat All Week.
Cook Once Eat All Week is written by one of my all-time favorite cookbook authors/food bloggers/superwoman:
Cassie Joy Garcia of Fed & Fit.
I’ve followed her for years and have made more of her recipes then I can even count. I have a well-loved copy of her first cookbook (Fed & Fit) sitting in my pantry and when she announced this book was coming out I jumped at the chance to be part of the launch team.
Essentially the Cook Once Eat All Week book takes three core ingredients – a protein, a veggie, and a starch – and along with a few staple pantry items creates three original, fresh, and homemade meals for the week.
Cook Once Eat All Week is filled with six months of easy, nutritious, affordable dinner recipes. Six months of meal planning taken off your plate!
And if you’re really smart- because I know you are – you’ve already figured out that after six months you can start over on week one.
Which basically means I just told you about a book that has already planned out dinner for you for the next year.
Take week 26 for example when you take shredded pork, purple cabbage, red potatoes, and few staple pantry items and somehow magically turn it all into:
A delicious Honey Mustard Sheet Pan Dinner
A yummy Enchilada Verde Casserole with Avocado Slaw
And my kiddos favorite of the week: Mini Sloppy-Joe Stuffed Potatoes
Three incredible, fresh and affordable meals born from the same three core ingredients. All put on my table in record time- and gobbled up in record time too!!
Boom. #momlife made easy, amiright?!
And more importantly it has given me more time to be intentional in my motherhood.
Last night I spent the afternoon watching my 5yo learn to ride his bike without training wheels, instead of being chained to the stove cooking dinner.
I’m so grateful to have a meal prep system that helps me provide my kids with nutritious meals while still allowing me to enjoy these precious milestones.
Cook Once Eat All Week is a simple, common sense approach to meal planning that is going to help you be more intentional with your time.
Don’t walk, run……run (ok, well really just click over to Amazon) and order this book today!!