Congratulations! You just planned dinner this month.
A digital cookbook with resources to help you make dinner simple, affordable, and delicious.
“What’s for dinner?”
Sound familiar? It’s the question we ask almost every night.
Tired of the same 2-3 recipes you rely on every week?
Looking for healthy, simple, and affordable dinners that will please the whole family?
This is the cookbook for you.
31 Meals was created for all of us. Like most, we like to eat healthfully, simply, and affordably, but dinner always trips us up. We’re too often tired and uninspired to think about what to cook by the time evening rolls around.
So, we end up making the same 2-3 meals over and over. But all of our taste buds – and most health experts – would agree that variety is important and even necessary in your diet. Besides, life is short! We should branch out and try new things!
With this mission in mind, we developed 31 Meals: A digital cookbook that offers one month of simple dinner ideas that are healthy, affordable, and delicious. All recipes are plant-based and most are gluten-free!
If you're like us, you enjoy trying new flavors and dishes, but knowing what to make for dinner is nearly impossible after an exhausting day.
31 Meals makes it ridiculously easy to make wholesome, delicious food right at home. Even better? You don't have to worry about the grocery list, calendar of meals, or wasting ingredients.
31 Meals is packed full of approachable, healthy, and tantalizingly delicious recipes.
Yes, there’s pizza and (veggie) burgers and basics for nights you barely have energy to boil water. But there’s also fresh takes on spring rolls, pastas, soups, curries, and sandwiches.
Our personal favorite? Herbed Portobello Burgers with Garlic Aioli.
We ate (and devoured) every recipe in this cookbook.
We employed a panel of testers to make sure the instructions were easy to follow and accurate.
We tested and reviewed every detail, multiple times.
And we're more confident than ever that you're going to love 31 Meals as much as we do.
I love this book! The photos are amazing. I used the shopping list which was excellent and a time saver... It's family friendly too - my three boys (10 and under) have looked at all the recipes and photos and are asking to make all the recipes and have enjoyed what we have made so far. Thank you! - Nicole Lewis
My husband and I have enjoyed everything I've cooked from the 31 Meals Cookbook so far. Plus, it allows me to organize dinner ahead of time with healthy and affordable ingredients. - Sonya
Absolutely love it. Every recipe I've made is delicious and super easy to make - two wins! Thank you for publishing this. - Meghan
The photos are spectacular and the way the resource is organized makes great sense. I especially like the shopping list. You two have done a great job! - Teresa Baker
A simple collection of delicious, healthy recipes. The shopping lists made this one of the easiest to use cookbooks I have ever seen. - Joe
This book is the kind of resource that every person needs and wants. Whether you enjoy cooking or not, we all have to eat and face the dilemma of what to make for dinner - 31 Meals is a perfect solution, and I can't wait to cook from it in my own kitchen. - Sara Lenton
31 Meals also includes 5 Bonus Desserts!
Make them as you please or add them to the end of each week!
Look at that. You just planned desserts this month, too!
I'd like to purchase this as a gift. Is that possible?
Yes! When on the payment screen, next to the email address field, click the little gift icon to enter the recipient's email address and a personalized message. That's it!
Can I pay with Paypal?
Yes! Just click the "pay with paypal" option in the upper righthand corner of the checkout screen.
What if I don’t want to stick to the meal plan?
Of course - the meal plan is optional. If you don’t use the calendar, you’re still going to have 31 delicious dinner options. However, we think it's still worth your time to check out the plan as it was designed specifically to help you explore different tastes and fully utilize all of the ingredients in each week's meals.
How often do I have to go the store following this plan?
The grocery lists are separated into weekly meal plans. We try to go the store once a week and that's the way the ingredient lists are split. Of course, if you bought everything for the month on the outset of starting, you would only have to go once! But your vegetables wouldn't be as fresh, so we recommend once a week, or once every other week.
Are these recipes Gluten-free or Vegan?
All recipes are plant-based and most are gluten-free!
Will nutrition information be included with the recipes?
Yes! We have a separate section with the nutritional information of each recipe! Of course, this information is an estimate based on the ingredients recommended and using a free online nutrition calculator such as Calorie Counter. To gather the most accurate nutrition information, you should use a similar calculator based on the ingredients you choose to use.
How exactly is this more affordable than just planning my dinner on the fly?
We all know how planning dinner last minute goes - you sit, toil, can't decide, and get hungrier. We've found this causes two problems: 1) We are lazier and choose the easiest option (usually take-out); or 2) Think we are hungrier than we are and end up getting the less-healthy option or over-cooking. Either way, this costs you money. Of course, that's not even including the massive amount of time you waste worrying about what to make or pick up for dinner.
How is this more affordable than just finding recipes online?
To plan a month of healthy cooking, you will have to find a month’s worth of recipes, list out the ingredients, and plan your shopping trips. To make sure you don't waste your ingredients, you must use your ingredients efficiently and within their expiration dates. You also must make sure you don't purchase too many ingredients!
So, we’re wildly confident that the time and energy you will save is well worth the cost of this cookbook. Plus, following this plan will allow you to introduce new fun flavors to your dinner schedule! That's a win-win in our book.
Do you use "common" ingredients in the recipes?
It's hard to answer this question accurately for every potential user, but we don't believe we used exotic ingredients that should be hard to find in most parts of the world. However, that obviously can vary in relation to location.
Feel free to give the cookbook a try and if the ingredients are too uncommon for you to locate, we'd be happy to let you return the cookbook and refund your money.
How many servings do the recipes offer?
Most recipes have a serving size of 2, but a few have a serving size of 4.
When possible, we also tried to reincorporate the same ingredients in recipes grouped together (to cut down on grocery expenses for each week).
Are the recipes seasonal?
Most of the recipes are actually great for anytime of year. Only one dish comes to mind that would be difficult in the summertime as it's a winter squash recipe. However, it's served with a romesco sauce and in the squash's place you could easily sub pasta, ribbed carrots or zucchini noodles!
How many recipes are gluten-free?
24 of the 31 recipes (and ALL of the 5 desserts!) are entirely gluten-free. However, for the recipes that are not gluten free, I include tips and ideas on how to keep them gluten free!
Are desserts part of the meal plan?
No! They’re just a bonus if you want to sneak in a sweet treat during the week. The meal plan includes 31 dinner recipes.
Is there a photo for every recipe?
Do you include nutrition information for every recipe?
How many recipes have soy?
5 of the recipes call for tofu or edamame (the edamame being very optional) as a main ingredient. And an additional 2 recipes call for soy sauce or tamari.
Are there any “fake” meat products?
Nope! Tofu is the only “meat replacer” we use.
Do you offer a guarantee?
Absolutely. Not sure if you will love the cookbook? Check it out for up to 31 days and give it a whirl. If it doesn't work for you, we will happily fully refund your purchase.
How many pages does the cookbook have?
The entire cookbook has 101 pages. There are 81 pages of recipes, 9 in the grocery lists, and 1 for the week-by-week dinner plan.
Do you offer a Hard Cover Version?
Sorry, but 31 Meals is only available as a digital download at this time.
How Do I get my Cookbook on my iPad?
Install the iBooks app and simply click the ibook version download link given to you during checkout!
It might take a couple minutes to download as the cookbook is a pretty big file. Once it's fully loaded (assuming you are in safari), there will be a prompt that says "Open in iBooks". Clicking that should add the cookbook to your library!
Alternatively, download the cookbook to your computer, add it to your iBooks library, and sync your ipad with your computer.
How Do I get my Cookbook on my Kindle?
Since these are large files, you'll need to download the PDFs to your computer and then manually sync them with your Kindle.
We have created original recipes for all three of these - 31 Meals, our Everyday Cooking print cookbook, and the blog. Occasionally one recipe might be inspired by another, but you’re still getting unique, original content that’s not available anywhere else.
I purchased (or remember seeing another version) of this cookbook, where is that?
We did upgrade this product (significantly!). If you previously purchased 31 Meals (green cover), you will always have access to it using the receipt and links you originally received. If you would like to upgrade to this version, email us by responding to your original receipt or here so we can give you a special discount.
If you have not purchased this cookbook, this is the only version we are offering. This version has updated recipes, easier to use grocery lists, a brand new design, and works better on tablets or for viewing on your computer.
Have more questions?
Contact us here! We would love to hear from you!
We wanted to create a cookbook and resource kit that was so easy and helpful it pays you back for using it. Not even including all of the money you'll save from not eating out, the efficient use of your ingredients will pay for itself within the first few recipes you create. You’re up for saving a little dough, right?
Additionally, after a month, you can start reusing the recipes. If you want, just restart the whole plan! Or, switch it up and swap around recipes and weeks to create even more variety. Everything is yours to keep and the printable meal plans and grocery lists make it easy to start again!
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