Weekly meal planning doesn’t have to be a drag (or a drain on your wallet)! With some smart tips and as little as 30 minutes, you can set yourself up for healthy, satisfying meals all week long. Cookbook author Amanda Haas shares her secrets for pain-free meal planning, budgeting and shopping so you can feel good about your choices and get ahead of your week.
Weekly meal planning and grocery shopping don't have to be a drag or a drain on your wallet. With a little dedicated time (just 30 minutes) you can set yourself up to shop and make healthy meals for the entire week, saving time and money while you're at it. In this lesson you'll learn Amanda’s foolproof budgeting, meal planning and shopping plan of attack. Don't worry, nobody gets hurt!
Eating the seasons is never more fun than when picking your produce! In this lesson, Amanda shares her pro tips on what's in season when, why in-season produce is better and more affordable, and when it it makes sense to go with frozen. She also sheds light on choosing organic vs. conventionally grown produce. Back in the kitchen, you'll learn how to get a head start on your weekly food prep, including foolproof ways to store fresh herbs and other finicky produce.
Navigating your way through a well-stocked meat department can be a confusing. Fear not, your butcher is your friend! There is so much the meat department can do for you, from custom grinding meat, to deboning or tying up roasts, to trimming down a large roast into a smaller portion if you need less than what is packaged. Amanda will also share her insider tips for finding the best deals and values. Wrapping up, she'll demonstrate how to quickly pull together a batch of hearty meatballs to make and freeze ahead for the nights when you need to punt.