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Getting healthy dinners on the table that our kids will actually eat and that also save us time and money is no easy feat. Maybe you have the same recipes on rotation and cooking is the last thing you want to do after a long, busy day. With some simple meal prep ideas, however, serving up healthy and delicious dishes in no time can be a breeze.

In this special bonus edition of the podcast, I sat down with Catherine McCord, founder of the popular site Weelicious, co-founder of One Potato, 4-time cookbook author, and a go-to media expert who has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Food Network, and others.

Catherine gives us her best tips for organizing our kitchens, simple meal prep ideas, and the system she uses every week to get dinner on the table without fail. She also lets us in on her favorite kitchen appliances and shares her favorite recipes from her new book, “Meal Prep Magic.”


2:41 Let’s talk about your story!

4:25 Were you a healthy eater when you were younger?

5:03 What do you think are the biggest challenges parents have when it comes to feeding their kids?

6:35 How do you break free from mealtime boredom?

7:22 What are myths about getting healthy meals on the table?

9:12 What are your best tips for organizing and setting up our kitchens?

12:43 What are your best meal prep hacks that save time and money?

14:54 Are you a fan of buying pre-cut veggies and using other shortcuts to save time?

18:36 How can we cut down on multiple trips to the grocery store?

20:41 What are your favorite products that make cooking faster?

23:16 How can we speed up the clean-up?

24:06 What are your favorite recipes from your book, “Meal Prep Magic?”


Julie mentions Catherine’s meal delivery company, One Potato.

Julie mentions research that shows “children’s choices depend on what is most visible and easily accessible.”

Julie mentions Catherine’s book, “Smoothie Project.”

Catherine mentions Vitamix and KitchenAid Pro Line Series blenders.

Pre-order a copy of Catherine’s book, “Meal Prep Magic.”

Learn more about Catherine on Weelicious.com.

Follow Weelicious on Instagram.


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Author Details
Julie Revelant teaches parents how to raise children who are healthy, adventurous eaters. Through blog posts and videos, her goal is to shift the conversation from short-term, problem picky eating to lifelong, healthy eating and healthy futures. Julie has written for FoxNews.com, FIRST for Women magazine, WhatToExpect.com, EverydayHealth.com, RD.com, TheBump.com, Care.com, and Babble.com.