We are in a Food Rut, so I'm Trying a Meal Planning Service!

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Ok, I'm trying something new.  It's called Cook Smarts.  I am SO tired of our family food rut, and cook smarts seems to be an easy way to change things up! They send a weekly menu plan, with a shopping list (and since I have been doing Whole Foods delivery with Instacart, that makes it even easier).  I will keep you posted on how it goes, but in the meantime, here is more information about their 10 most popular dinner recipes!

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You can try it for free, and get three meal plans.  I'm hoping we throw less away.  It's super annoying to have food go to waste because we don't have a plan to use it!  Did I mention that Cook Smarts works directly with Instacart to upload the grocery list?!  Such a time saver!

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Look! I just add it to my Instacart order!

I went to the weekly menu, picked three (from the weekly plan) that I liked, and clicked "add to my Instacart" (for delivery).  You also have the option to email or print it.  I also love that I can add it to my MyFitnessPal app, with the push of a button, to help me track calories.  Remember when I ate ALL THE THINGS? Now it's payback time, and I have to be more careful. HA!

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Cook Smarts has some freebies on the site that I found pretty handy, like the guide to creating a functional kitchen.  The pantry guide shows you what a well stocked pantry looks like.  I am excited to see if I can convert some of these recipes for my instant pot!  Already, I see that I can prep rice easily...Cook Smarts also has cool pinnable images to help remember how long produce will stay fresh.

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