20 fresh ingredients--5 fast, healthy, and delicious weeknight meals
A modern approach to meal planning based on the popular internet service created by a working mother who wanted to get organic, non-processed food on the table five nights a week.
Getting dinner on the table every night of the week has never been easier or more rewarding thanks to The Fresh 20.
The Fresh 20 helps busy home cooks buy less and make more. It's about loading the dinner table with delicious, preservative free food. It's about saving that takeout money for something more rewarding than takeout. The Fresh 20 truly is the end of "what for dinner?" And now, the online meal planning service, featured as a "genius site" by InStyle magazine, is being transformed into a beautifully designed and easy-to-use cookbook.
Working mother Melissa Lanz's busy corporate life was getting in the way of serving up healthy meals for her family. Stuck in a take-out rut, she was determined to help her family eat better. The solution for this Internet marketing executive? Create a meal-planning service where wholesome, non-processed foods (20 ingredients to be exact), simple and delicious recipes (for 5 low-cost meals) take center stage. Thanks to her unflagging enthusiasm, The Fresh 20 has already drawn the attention of top brands, food bloggers and noteworthy chefs.
Through this cookbook, featuring colorful and breathtaking photos throughout, family food profiles, DIY tips and tricks and beautiful and moving commentary on the power of food to bring families together--readers can adapt The Fresh 20 mission to their own busy kitchens. Divided by season to take advantage of the freshest produce possible, the meal plans featured in the book rely on just 20 fresh, seasonal ingredients per week to create 5 simple, healthy and homemade dinners. No more grocery lists with 80 items that will eventually go to waste. The Fresh 20 mixes and matches a small list of ingredients to create balanced meals that play off each other, with options for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes. Focus is on family time and meals everyone can create together. No more boxed mac-n-cheese or canned soup casseroles. No more wasting money on endless nights of takeout. The Fresh 20 can't solve all our weeknight issues, but it will help get the family dinner back on track, five days a week.