There’s no getting around the fact that we all have to eat and feed our kids, but when dinner time rolls around, you’ve had a busy day, you’re exhausted, and hangry, figuring out what you’re going to cook—and what everyone will eat—can feel impossible. Yet with some easy, stress-free meal planning ideas, you can get dinner on the table in no time and bring back the joy in cooking.
In this episode, I sat down with Laura Fuentes, founder of the popular site, MOMables. Laura has helped thousands of families improve their health and wellness by establishing healthier eating habits as a family with her Family KickStart Program and weekly meal plans. Laura is also the author of 5 cookbooks, including her most recent title, Clean Treats for Everyone: Healthy Desserts and Snacks Made with Simple, Real Food Ingredients, an entrepreneur, public speaker, and spokesperson.
Laura explains how to make meal planning easy and enjoyable, how you can save 5 hours of cooking and cleaning in just one hour a week, and how to make cooking enjoyable even if your kids don’t eat what you make. Her realistic meal planning ideas will give you a ton of inspiration in the kitchen and make mealtimes pleasurable again.
2:34 Let’s talk about your story!
7:02 More people took up home cooking during the pandemic and it seems it’s a trend that has stuck, but parents are too busy and stressed to cook. How do we bring back the joy to cooking?
10:00 Why is it not a good idea to become a short-order cook?
12:10 When we hear meal planning, we think it’s time-consuming, complicated, and overwhelming. True?
22:39 What’s the easiest way to get started with meal planning?
26:11 You say people can save 5 hours of cooking and cleaning in one hour a week. How is that possible?
30:14 What are some ways to find healthy, delicious recipes that everyone will enjoy?
35:00 What are your favorite tips for making the most of your meals?
38:54 What do you think about the meal kit subscriptions?
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW
Laura mentions her popular chili recipe.
Laura talks about her experience with Blue Apron.
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