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A few years ago I had a very different approach to cooking. I would normally only cook on weekends, using leftovers to see us through the week — however, the leftovers were never getting eaten, and any meal that required effort on my part after work was not getting made.
This led to either eating out frequently, or my standing in the kitchen wondering what we were going to do for dinner. I found myself without the energy or drive to cook and clean up. It puzzled me, because I thought I had successfully conquered this monster a few years ago with a system of menu planning, helped out by products from the Saving Dinner website.
Looking for an item to pad out an Amazon order for free shipping, I came across the book The Weeknight Survival Cookbook: How to Make Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes.
When the book arrived, I found that it contained not only what looked like easy recipes with easily-acquirable ingredients, but also complete healthy and balanced menu plans with simple instructions. There are 12 weeks of menus in here, plus bonus recipes for crock pot, pasta, and quick desserts.
I am impressed with this book. With this book, I am doing the majority of the cooking on Sundays, and then preparing very quick meals through Friday. I have been taking the leftovers for lunch.
The first week, for example, called for cooking two meals worth of chicken breasts on the grill, while making boiled potatoes for Wednesday, two meals worth of roasted veggies in the oven, two meals worth of rice and a tabbouleh salad. Total time: about 30 minutes. The meals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have taken less than 10 minutes to prepare, and all have been very tasty.
This cookbook as a must-have for working moms. It’s a no-brain guide to healthy eating.
One note: these recipes make a ton of food. Even taking lunches out of them, we are still inundated with food.
Buy the book here: The Weeknight Survival Cookbook: How to Make Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes.
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