It feels so good when non-fiction books can tell you exactly what they’re all about by just paying attention to their cover. This is one of them. I requested an eArc last year, before I knew how handy it would be to plan meals for a week and avoid extra trips to the grocery store.
This is a great book for our current times, for those on the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP) or simply craving for yummy recipes that avoid carbs, dairy and other inflammatory ingredients, while embracing fruits, vegetables, meats, healthy fats, etc.
For those who don’t know what AIP is, the first chapter explains how it works, its benefits and methodology. It’s actually very simple. A couple of chapters are dedicated to guide your through your new journey of meal batch making: containers, ingredients, how to store, reheat or even defrost your meals successfully (not necessary but possible!).
There are 10 different meal plans in this book, each one designed to feed an adult for 5 days (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack). They also have themes like “comfort food meal plan”, “one-pot meal plan”, “flavors of the world meal plan”, etc. Each plan will give you a full shopping list, instructions for batch cooking and, of course, delicious recipes. I only wish it had even more recipes to choose from and perhaps a 7-day meal plan version.
I really like the idea of cooking all meals needed for a week in one go and then forget about it for the rest of the week. Also, the possibility of freezing them could mean you can create batches for 10, 15 or more days!. This is specially appealing when you have an autoimmune disease that can leave you out of energy all of a sudden. Having your meals ready can give you one less thing to worry about, while making sure you are still eating healthy.