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Meal planning can feel relentless, especially when you’re dealing with multiple dietary preferences or needs. In theory, planning ahead makes sense, but when the rubber hits the road of real life, well, it’s cereal for dinner. In Episode 160 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Jane Maynard, veteran food blogger and creator of This Week for Dinner (the blog and the podcast). Christine and Jane talk about the nitty gritty of meal planning, a tool to make meal planning and grocery shopping easier, dealing with different nutritional needs, the benefits of getting kids in the kitchen, and Jane’s must-have cookbook recommendations.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting (our book)
- This Week For Dinner (site + podcast)
- Recipes Kids Should Know Before Leaving Home (Jane’s series at Alpha Mom)
- Imperfect Produce weekly delivery service
- Fresh masa recipe (This Week for Dinner)
- How to Cook Everything (Mark Bittman’s incredible cookbook)
- The Joy of Cooking
- Baking Illustrated
- America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks
- How to Cook Without a Book by Pam Anderson
- Related episode: Episode 155: Easy Pantry Dinners
- Related episode: Episode 112: Cookbooks We Love
- Related episode: Episode 80: Teaching Kids To Cook
- Related episode: Episode 14: Weekday Dinner Solutions
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