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

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

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 Sauce Wednesday: Spanish Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Mint Thursday: Cajun Shrimp and Bell Peppers with Red Beans and Rice We do … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 1/12/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 1/12/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for January 12, 2015 Monday: Slow Cooker Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili with Lemon-Garlic Yogurt Tuesday: Oven-Poached Garlic Salmon with Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa Wednesday: Pan-Fried Broccoli Fritters with Garlic-Lemon Yogurt with Kale, Quinoa, and Craisin Salad Thursday: Asian Kale Salad with Seared Pork Chops + Peanut Dressing / … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/29/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/29/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 29, 2014 Monday: Mediterranean Chicken Saute with Couscous Tuesday: Linguine with Tuna and Olive and Sundried Tomato Tapenade Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Mexican Meatballs over Rice Thursday: Black Bean and Chard Enchiladas with Quick Guac We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our … [Read more...]

Holiday Round-Up: Hearty & Healthy Classics for Every Gathering

Holiday Meals for Any Occasion via @CookSmarts

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or you’re all about ringing in the New Year, there’s no denying this - the holidays are an abundance of fabulous food and time spent with loved ones. Put those two together and you have a memorable gathering with no shortage of good times. We’re sure that everyone has their own holiday traditions, whether it’s watching ‘A Christmas Story’ or … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with a Baked Potato

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe by Cook Smarts @cooksmarts

So what's better than slow cooker chili? Slow cooker chili on top of a baked potato! Our first slow cooker recipe of the season comes just in time for Halloween. If you'll be getting your kids (and yourself!) costumed up for trick or treating, this dish will make sure that they're sent off warm and well-fed. Another added bonus? Because this is a slow cooker meal, it's already made ahead of … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal | Breakfasts

Slow cooker steel cut oatmeal with apples and almonds

We haven't done a whole lot of breakfasts on our site, and I need to fix this because breakfast is a pretty important part of the day. I also know it's one of the toughest to truly cook something for. You're bleary-eyed, fumbling for coffee, and making sure your socks match is about all your brain can handle in the morning (at least that's how I operate). That's why it's best if breakfast is … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe by Cook Smarts

Starting off the week with a productive Sunday night in the kitchen is honestly one of the best feelings. If you kick off your week with a slow cooker and a rotisserie chicken, I guarantee you your week will go amazingly well, at least in the cooking department. One of my favorite slow-cooker and rotisserie chicken combinations is a chicken tortilla soup. Because sometimes soups just don’t feel … [Read more...]

The Easiest Slow Cooker Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup

Slow-Cooker Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup by Cook Smarts

I was plagued with a major case of recipe and meal-block earlier this week. I looked for inspiration through my vast cookbook collection, old food magazines, and of course the usual recipe sites. Nothing. And then it dawned on me, why not just ask our awesome Facebook fans what new recipes they wanted to see on our site and in our weekly meal plans. The resounding request was more slow-cooker / … [Read more...]