When Emily and I were newlyweds, we established a “whoever is home first, cooks” rule! We would meal plan and grocery shop together on the weekends and then trade off cooking duties during the week. We enjoyed trying out new recipes and learning how to cook for each other!

Life certainly changed after the birth of our daughters, and as the demands of life changed, so did our meal time routines. We no longer had time to scour the internet or cookbooks for new recipes, and we fell back on the same repetitive meals. We were stuck in a rut. When we didn't have time to plan a meal, we would spend money on ordering take-out.

Everything changed when Emily's sister discovered Cook Smarts and introduced us to the meal planning service! We started slowly, cooking 1-2 meals each week from the meal plan. Now we've reached the point where we use it almost every day, and we don’t know what we would do without it! I'm proud to be a brand ambassador, and featured as a Kitchen Hero! 


Each week we receive a fresh new menu, featuring 4 seasonal dinner recipes. The recipes often use a variety of overlapping ingredients, prepared in different ways. 

We then select which meals we want to make, add any additional meals from the recipe archives, and all of the ingredients are combined into one organized grocery checklist. There is also a meal prep list of any cooking tasks that can be prepped in advance for the week. The service only costs $7.49/per month, so if it saves us from ordering take-out 1x/month, it's more than worth it! And they offer a 30-day FREE trial to new users! 

Cook Smarts has helped our family to simplify our meal planning routine, reduce our mental load, and  find more joy in the kitchen!

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