Free 7 Day Budget Meal Plan via @cooksmarts #budget #healthtips

Budget Meal Plan: 7 Days of Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

For more tips on how to cook and eat healthy on a budget, see the rest of our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ series. If you missed our last few posts, we’ve been in the middle of our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ series. Last week, we sent out our All-in-One Freezer Guide, answering your top freezer questions. Hop on over to the post to see how infinite savings lie in this under-utilized kitchen appliance and … [Read More...]

Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

We have sung our praises of brussels sprouts so many times, you’re probably tired of hearing us talk about them. It might even be one of the most featured vegetables on our blog! But it’s not just us; our members rave about these little veggies every … [Read More...]

Cheddary Shells with Chicken and Broccoli | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Cheddary Shells with Chicken & Broccoli

Of all the good things in the world, mac and cheese is up there on the top of the list. Well, in our opinion at least. Although. . .we’re pretty sure many would agree with us! Unfortunately, it’s also one of those things that, if you eat too much … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 2/23/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 2/23/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for February 23, 2015 Monday: Cajun Blackened Fish Sandwich with Tartar Sauce and Cajun Sweet Potato Fries Tuesday: Spicy Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup with Barley Wednesday: Sausage and Leftover Barley … [Read More...]

Kari: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Kari: Cooking Up Creativity

I cook because I enjoy food and the community it creates, it shows you love someone, and it makes me feel creative! -Kari #KitchenHero Tweet this Eating healthy and delicious food is one of the perks of cooking, but Kitchen Hero Kari enjoys … [Read More...]

Kitchen Organization Tips from @cooksmarts

[Baby Motivated] Kitchen Organization, Part 1

My husband and I found out a few months ago that we’ll be expecting our first child this August. After getting over the initial shock, we started getting really excited, but it doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot of, ‘Oh crap, how are we going to … [Read More...]

Sriracha Tofu Ramen Salad | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Sriracha Tofu Ramen Salad

If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that noodles will never cease to comfort us and fill our bellies with satisfaction. It’s not just us, either! The feedback that we get from our noodle recipes is filled with lots of good reviews. Or more … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 2/16/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 2/16/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for February 16, 2015 Monday: Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooker Chicken with Romaine, Corn, and Pepita Salad in a Lime Vinaigrette Tuesday: Spicy Indian Pulled Chicken Wrap with Minty Yogurt and Cucumber … [Read More...]

Sarah: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Sarah: Passing on Delicious Traditions

I love sitting down with my family and friends to a lovingly prepared, whole food meal. It is the most relaxing and enjoyable part of my day, and I love knowing that I am passing that tradition on to my son. -Sarah #KitchenHero Tweet this Most … [Read More...]

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Improvements, Upgrades and Updates to Our Meal Plan Service

We kicked off 2015 with lots of healthy hits from our #eatmoreveggies series. However, creating fun and healthful cooking content wasn’t the only thing that was keeping us busy in the new year. Since last December, we’ve rolled out many … [Read More...]

Ginger Butternut Squash Soup | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Pureed Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

Yesterday, we put together 10 of our favorite recipes that included 5 aphrodisiac foods. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! And today, we’ve got a new recipe that you can also include in that list - Pureed Ginger Butternut Squash Soup. Ginger is … [Read More...]