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Answering Your Questions
What moms and dads asked before joining the Real Easy Weekdays community
By removing the thinking, stressing, and planning time that goes into planning your menu and planning your grocery list. It will also save you time because all meals are designed to be prepared in less than 30-minutes of hands-on kitchen time. The recipes are easy to master, saving you time as you get better and faster at making them.
No more stressing, planning, or thinking about what you’re going to cook — that task has been taken off your plate. No more worrying about whether or not you are serving your family adequate nutrition — that has been handled for you by a registered dietitian nutritionist/oh-so-practical working mom. No more stress trying to figure out what to pack for lunch.
No. This system is for moms and dads who want to cook simple meals but need someone else to handle thinking about what to cook. Part of the system is baking one recipe per week to have homemade snacks on hand.
No, but it does include recipes! This is a full meal planning system that teaches you how to cook a 12-day series of meals and snacks that you can rotate. This does 2 things: 1) it allows for enough variety to help kids who tend to become picky with too little variety, and 2) it allows for enough repetition to help you become fast at cooking it and encourage plenty of exposure for kids who need repetition to learn to like new foods. Yes, recipes for those 12-days-worth of food are included. As are shopping list and supplies recommendations, cooking instructions, and tips and tricks.
The meal recipes require no more than 30 minutes of hands-on kitchen time. Some recipes are pan recipes, which may take longer to cook, but they’re those put it in the oven and leave it kind of recipe (and usually they can be tweaked to be ready in 30 minutes as well). This system keeps busy moms and dads OUT of the kitchen as much as possible, because there is more to life than food prep.
Part of this system is baking one recipe per week in “bulk” (enough to serve 5 times). Depending on your family’s needs, this may mean a single batch of the recipe or it may require a few batches of the recipe. If you need to make several batches, it is possible it could take longer than 30 minutes.
A food processor or blender is needed for a couple of recipes. Other tools used include basic pots and pans, baking sheets, muffin tins and cooling racks. Other than that, they are simple enough that you should not need any special equipment (but crockpots, rice cookers, instant pots, etc. are all welcome).
This answer is going to vary wildly based on your shopping habits. Because these recipes increase your family's fruit and vegetable intake, recipes could get expensive depending on what kinds you purchase and where you shop.
Generally, the recipes call for basic ingredients, with more “specialty ingredients” such as “hemp hearts” or “feta cheese” listed as optional. There are also reminders and suggestions for buying produce in season/on sale, using frozen/canned produce when practical, and nudges to use your leftovers to prevent food waste.
If you never bake anything right now, initially you will need to buy baking ingredients, which can be an additional upfront expense. They tend to last quite a while though (depending on how big your batches are).
Some meals call for convenience items such as frozen waffles or a jar of pasta sauce. These items may be cheaper or more expensive, and you are always welcome to make a convenience item from scratch if you’d like (but that may add more prep time).
Although this is not a weaning food plan, I’m a big believer in baby eats most all of what we eat. You can puree many of these meals or use them for Baby Led Weaning. I do not provide weaning food tips, however. Your food may require extra cook time to ensure they are soft enough for your child to handle and you will want to avoid adding honey to anything that your child eats until they turn 1.
A byproduct of this system will be to help manage picky eating by offering your children a variety of foods. However, if you are still surviving in the “my kid will only eat Cheerios” world — take this hug because feeding kids is tricky. You may still need to serve chicken nuggets and pizza alongside these meals (or make modifications to make them work for your child) in order to give your child the space to learn to like new foods over the long haul.
Yes. My son has food sensitivities as well, which is why I like to send food from home when possible. The system is nut-free.
The system has options for:
Dairy-free (the menu is generally low dairy as well)
It does NOT have egg-free suggestions. Eggs are included most days. You would need to provide your own substitutes for these meals (and you could send them to me, for an updated version of Real Easy Weekdays that includes egg-free options!)
The system is flexible so that you can substitute meals you don’t like with ones you already cook that you do like. You can also modify recipes or incorporate other favorites into the system as you see fit. The power of the system is in its ability to teach you how to set up a rotation that works for your family, whether you use my recipes or your recipes.
I care very deeply about the health and well being of moms and dads like you, and your children. That is why I became a registered dietitian nutritionist and got my Master’s of Science Degree in Public Health. I came up with this system, but it was not my intention to sell it. I needed this to streamline my own life! Once I saw how much this system transformed my life, I could not in good conscious keep this from you. Could I charge more for this? Yes, for sure! It’s so valuable! But I want this to be accessible to so many moms and dads, which is why I’m pricing this system at only
$37 $22 for a limited time, as a way to say THANK YOU for supporting me during this roll out!
The full version will be available in December.
Because the system is built on simple meals and all the instructions for putting the meals together are included, it makes it easy for the non-primary food preparer in the family to jump in and put something together.
No! Many people ask me for ideas for fruits and veggies that can go in a lunch box, so I added extra variety to lunches to give you more ideas. You will find what works for you, cute lunch supplies not required (but sometimes fun)!