Make Grocery Shopping Easier with the Cooking Light Diet

November 6, 2015 | By | Comments (8)

We’ve assembled a task force of staff from our Birmingham offices to try the Cooking Light Diet for 3 months and blog about it. Here’s what they’re saying.

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I have two tiny kids, a full-time job, and an always-hungry Golden Retriever rescue, so when it comes to meal planning, I need easy (plus a Costco membership for Colby’s favorite dry food). I’ve tried meal planning services before, but they all gave me seven dinners per week.

Wait, you say. There are seven days in a week, right? And you eat dinner for basically all of them, so what’s the problem?

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You read the two tiny kids, full-time job and always-hungry Golden Retriever paragraph, right?

The problem is that life happens. We go out to dinner. The kids clamor for mac-n-cheese. Friends come over. My husband insists that leftovers are what he actually wants.

Long story short: I don’t need seven dinner plans, I need five. Which means I need an easy way to remove the unneeded recipes (and their ingredients) from my shopping list. Sounds  easy, but most plans don’t make it that way.

Then I tried the Cooking Light Diet. Wonder upon wonders, there are checkboxes to remove meals I don’t need during the week, then more check boxes to remove ingredients I already have (I’m looking at you, cooking spray) so I don’t waste precious moments in the store reading something I don’t need to just so I can cross it off. Believe me, when you have two tiny people in your cart and the free bakery cookie is almost gone, every second counts.

For me, the health aspect is a wonderful bonus to a meal plan that’s delicious and makes my life easier. Win win!

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COMMENTS

  1. Patte

    Can you provide an examle of the weekly plan

    June 21, 2016 at 12:39 am
    • Kristen

      That’s what I’m thinking. It’s always a great story. ‘That this program saved my life’, but they never put any examples for any one else that maybe interested. Why would I sign up, let alone pay someone if I can’t get any examples of the program.

      November 16, 2016 at 6:28 pm
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  7. Eric Popinga

    This was a terrific article I can completely relate to! Simple steps to take to make weeknights a breeze and keep everyone happy. Terrific job!

    November 8, 2015 at 4:56 pm

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