Woohoo! After many cups of coffee, and many weeks of work, I’m proud to announce that the Phase 1, Level II Menu and Shopping List E-book is now available on Smashwords.com!!
I have to admit that this was harder than I expected it would be! But as I was working on the book, I realized how valuable it is – I’ve been planning P90x meals for 2 years now, and it still gave ME a headache!
It was a real challenge, but I think I’ve come up with a 28-day plan that:
- Uses a good variety of recipes so you don’t get bored
- Uses enough repetition so that you’re not learning a new recipe for every meal
- Includes comfort foods and family friendly meals – nothing “weird” or uber-healthy-tasting!
- Cuts costs at every turn
- Re-uses ingredients so you’re not letting good food go bad
- Uses up leftovers
- With portable, easier lunches that can be taken to work!
Even better, here’s what some random guy on Reddit thought:
Thanks for all of the support and encouragement. I think you’ll be pleased! Let me know what you think!!
– CJ =)
P.S. For those of you who have blogs of your own, I should mention that Smashwords has a referral program, so if you’d like to link to this ebook and refer your readers, you can get a percentage of any profits! =)
P.P.S. If you decide to purchase the plan, please do come back and comment to let me know what you think of it at first blush and if you run into any issues or questions as you are using it. It would be awesome if those of you who are starting this week would come back each week and let me know about any problems or errors as you encounter them so that I can fix them right away. That’s the beauty of the ebook publishing format! I want to make this thing as helpful as possible!
P.P.P.S. Also, as Tobby suggested in the comments below, it would be awesome if those of you who have purchased the plan would post your grocery bills as you go shopping! That will give people a better idea of what they’re looking at for food costs. (Plus, if we discover one aspect that is breaking the bank, I can potentially rework it.) On this score, I should mention that the first week’s shopping list is longer than the remaining weeks, because there are certain items (spices, sauces) that you shouldn’t have to re-purchase. Also, for things like V-8 where I knew you were going to need them all four weeks and they weren’t perishable, I just had you buy the whole month’s supply up-front – I figured that will save you time at the store.
Most recent update uploaded: 2/19/2012
(As people are commenting with changes/edits below, I am making the edits and uploading new versions of the book. If you haven’t purchased it, you will only be able to download the newest version. Once you have downloaded it, you will be able to access all future updates for free. So to make your lives easier, I will update this date above whenever I upload a new version so that you know if a new update is available!)