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Cook once, eat healthy all week

Cook once, eat healthy all week

Spinning all the plates

Over the past few years of working full-time, I’ve tried a couple of different recipe services that were supposed to make meals easier by providing grocery lists and recipes. I usually ended up having to veto half of the recipes for using expensive or hard-to-find ingredients (scallops for six) or having limited appeal to kids (salmon and legumes). Some of the recipes were just not very tasty; I remember a spectacular fail of a cheeseburger casserole that was both salty and flavorless. Some of the recipes from a gluten-free service plan ended up telling me to omit ingredients including gluten rather than building a meal around other options like rice or quinoa.

I spent the last year flying by the seat of my pants and making about ten rotating things (and a lot of pasta) for dinner. In December, I threw in the towel and started looking at apps that dealt with meal planning.  I was not interested in a monthly or yearly subscription, so I was willing to pay for an app that would do what I wanted with a minimum of fuss.

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Supercook

Supercook

Recipe search by ingredients you have at home.

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Raw chocolate chip cookie dough bites

Raw chocolate chip cookie dough bites

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Garden veggie and herb meatballs

Garden veggie and herb meatballs

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6 simple sheet-pan suppers

6 simple sheet-pan suppers

It goes in your oven. Not on the stove.

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Almond coconut tart crust

Almond coconut tart crust