Food prep day is actually worse than being on the Plan itself. If you’re reading this and are wondering about the food prep (this is just for days 1-3), it does take a while despite how the book says it’s so simple.
Figuring out and buying the ingredients takes effort since there’s no (accurate) grocery list in one place. If you have time, I recommend testing out some recipes before so you have an idea of what’s happening and how the food will taste. Otherwise, it is totally doable in a day on the first try but it will be time consuming for sure. Plus some of the recipes might taste a little “off” since the seasonings are to taste.
I make the mistake of going to Lyn-Genet Plan website and printing out the materials there. Silly me thought it would be easier than flipping through the book. The book gives you all of the information but you have to go to several places within the book to find it. (Yes, I’m lazy). It actually is easier IF the book and papers online matched. Unfortunately, they vary slightly both in ingredients for the recipe along with other details. The online prep list and cooking instructions are convoluted. There’s also variation between the seasonal menus. After trying to correlate between the online documentation and book, we decide to just go with the book. It caused too much confusion otherwise.
We follow all of the book recipes and menu. The only exception is we make the cream of broccoli soup instead of spicy vegetarian soup since we purchased those ingredients based on the internet food prep list.
Joe is on kitchen duty. I’m supposed to be on menu duty but that doesn’t work either (see above).
I actually read this book months ago so this is not our first attempt at these Plan recipes. Thankfully this round of the carrot ginger soup is much better and thicker. Before, we have half the carrots and twice the water which resulted in basically watery soup with carrot bits. This time, we follow the quantities of the recipe more closely. We also had a little coconut milk leftover and threw that in to thicken it.
It’s hard to see but on the toaster is the spicy coco sauce in the medium measuring cup. I research this extensively because the book raves about it. More to come on this!
Prepare for a disaster area in the kitchen.
Sautéed kale doesn’t amount to much. Last time, Joe purchases four bags of kale which basically takes up an entire shelf in the fridge. This time, we know better and purchase one bag. There is still 80% left in the bag after this.
Thankfully, it works out quite well and I can continue living my blender free life. My kitchen is SO small that there is no room for duplicate appliances!
All in all, the Plan food prep is quite an experience. We survive and now we have food for days 1-3. Since Joe is being a trooper, we are both trying this which is why our quantities may look larger. Fingers crossed days 4-6 food prep goes smoother!