I am super excited about Damn Delicious Meal Prep! I am always trying to eat healthier and trying to plan ahead. This cookbook helps with both goals. I already reviewed Chungah Ree’s first cookbook, Damn Delicious: 100 Super Easy, Super Fast Recipes. In case you missed that one, Damn Delicious is a blog written by Chungah Rhee. Her recipes are simple but flavorful and include a nice mix of traditional American with Asian and Mexican inspired dishes. Just the type of food my family loves! So when I saw that she was putting out a meal prep cookbook, I was psyched!
If you don’t know what meal prep is, it just means prepping meals ahead of time. Some people have elaborate meal prep systems which involve picking one day a week (usually Sunday) to cook and prep as much food as possible for the week to come. I actually did a meal prep system (where I paid for recipes and prep instructions) for awhile, and there were a lot of things I liked about it. I did enjoy spending most of Sunday cooking; that’s relaxing for me. And I loved not having a lot to do when I got home after work during the week. But the downsides were that I didn’t always have time to do all the prep on Sunday and sometimes my families didn’t like the recipes.
Chungah Ree’s version of meal prep is much more flexible. She does give you some possible menu options and tips for meal prep, but basically it’s up to you to pick out meals (or snacks or smoothies!) you want to prep. So I think you could just pick one or two things throughout the week, like prep a breakfast and make a freezer meal, and you would already be way ahead of the game.
Another great thing about this cookbook is that I want to make all of the things! I can’t wait to share one of the recipes later in the week. See you then!