The Visual Guide to Easy Meal Prep Cookbook Review
|The Visual Guide to Easy Meal Prep: Save Time and Eat Healthy with over 75 Recipes
|August 6, 2019, Race Point Publishing
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|$21.99 Paperback, $12.72 Kindle
In these busy times, most of us want to be more organized so that we can save time and accomplish more. Preparing meals takes significant time for most of us, and trying to think of something to cook for dinner is often stressful. Healthy seems almost impossible. However, Erin Romero has solved the problem for those of us who are willing to invest a bit of prep time, in her excellent cookbook, The Visual Guide to Easy Meal Prep: Save Time and Eat Healthy with over 75 Recipes. This cookbook covers all aspects of getting things ready early so that we can simply take storage containers out of the fridge and have delicious, healthy meals in record time.
The early chapters include an approved food list, storage containers, low carb, vegetarian, and other meal plans, as well as necessary kitchen tools (most of us already have these in our kitchens – no need to go out and purchase anything). The whole point of the book, of course, is Romero’s The Five Steps to Meal-Prep Success: (1) Get Containers where she explains the pros and cons of different storage containers, (2) Grocery Shop, where she explains how to read nutritional charts, food terms, and the importance of shopping with a list, (3) Clean and Cut, including helps in keeping things fresh longer, (4) Cook, and having several items cooking at the same time to save time and effort, and (5) Portion and Pack. While these steps aren’t rocket science, they are absolutely brilliant and are the key to success.
The recipes include are excellent, healthy, and appetizing. They include items for special diets such as vegetarian, gluten free, low carb, etc. and are actually for dishes most of us want to eat. Chicken and Bacon Club Wraps, Mediterranean Steak Salad (delicious), Chicken Tortilla Soup (Yum!), Breakfast Burritos, Berry Vanilla High-Protein Pancakes, and Thai Bowls with Peanut Sauce are a few favorites. The recipes are well-written, succinct, and easy-to-follow. Everyone can prepare them, whether beginning or advanced in the kitchen, and everyone will love the results, no matter how picky. There are beautiful photographs of most of the dishes, so readers will know just how things are supposed to turn out.
If you are trying to find ways to get more organized in your meal prepping, this is an excellent cookbook that will help you reach your goals. Highly recommended.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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