The Organized Cook™ Weekly Meal Plan System Review

Meal planning is not my strong suit. I wish it was, but to tell you the truth when dinner time rolls around most nights I find myself looking in the cabinets wondering what am I going to make for my family that will be ready soon. Now sometimes this strategy works fine, but for the most part when I do not plan we end up eating food that is not as healthy for us, or we order out more than necessary, which gets expensive.

When I first heard about ’s fresh new meal organizing strategy, I thought this is what I need to get myself together. I was a little worried that her book The Organized Cook™ Weekly Meal Plan System would be hard to get used to, but I am can honestly say that it was very simple to follow Toni’s plan and I really love her system!

Cilantro Pasta

Basically in a nutshell she outlines 5 meals in a week. The full menu and meal plan is given along with a grocery list for the weeks meals so there is no guesswork. You have to read through the week plan ahead of time because you do have to prepare to make the whole system work. Toni’s title of The Organized Cook is very fitting since her plan is super organized which, after you get used to using it, makes dinner time much easier and less stressful. There are 5 days of meals a week, as I stated before, so you have the weekends to improvise or eat out.

I definitely give Toni’s meal planning system a thumbs up, but what about the actual recipes? The recipes we have cooked have been a hit with the kids and adults alike. Her recipes are pretty simple but they have good flavor and my kids will eat them! That is huge at our house because what is the point of cooking if no one eats what you have made? There are some things that we added or left out of a few recipes. (No on in our family, except me, will eat bell peppers so I leave those out any time they are called for to keep the masses happy.) There may be little things that you need to tweak for your family, but over all I was impressed with the positive response I got from the meals I made.

Chicken Tenders

A few of her recipes call for the crock-pot, one of my favorite kitchen appliances. Just set it and forget it! I also like that I am cooking ingredients all at once and then using them on multiple meals. For example, on a Monday I made Slow Cooker Beef Roast for dinner and then Thursday I used the left over beef roast that I had prepared on Monday for Beef Enchiladas. I know it is simple, but in that simplicity is pure genius. Less food wasted, less money spent, and better meals for my family. Seriously, love the weekly meal planning system!

BUY IT:  to buy your own copy of . The proceeds from her book benefit a charity that she helped co-found in 2006, . Their mission is to build the first school for the blind in Nevada, so you can feel good that you are helping a good cause and getting a fabulous cookbook!

Thank You to Toni Spilsbury for the copy of The Organized Cook™ Weekly Meal Plan System to review.  
All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own!
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  1. I meal plan by the month. We wouldn’t get by without my menu.


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