047: Outsourcing as a form of self care with Jess Dang

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Jess Dang, founder of Cook Smarts, all about self care and outsourcing as a form of self care.

Outsourcing as a form of self care with Jess Dang

Download the full transcript here.  

We talk about:

– The overused phrase “self care” and what it means to each of us

– The best things to outsource to simplify life and make room for the things that make us happier

– How to overcome budget constraints and the mentality that you have to do everything yourself

– Jess’ weekly self care rituals

and so much more. 🙂

Here’s a little bit about Jess: 

Jess Dang is the founder of Cook Smarts online meal planning service, voted #1 on Lifehacker. She started Cook Smarts in 2012 to help families live healthier lives, feel empowered and inspired in the kitchen, and lighten the mental load of meal planning. Prior to starting Cook Smarts, Jess was a contestant on a Food Network cooking show and taught in-home cooking lessons around the Bay Area. She is a mother of three and host of the “In the Kitchen With Cook Smarts” podcast.

Resources from this episode:

Try Cook Smarts here. You’ll get 30 days free and use the code FITNESSISTA for 20% off! 

– Connect with Jess on Instagram here and on their podcast here 

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  1. Lisa on January 15, 2020 at 9:21 am

    Just saw your note about having a transcript available later today & wanted to say THANK YOU! I’ve mostly given up on accessing podcasts & appreciate you taking time to add that!

    • Fitnessista on January 15, 2020 at 10:38 am

      so happy it’s helpful for you! Just added it <3

  2. mary on January 15, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Nice one! I signed up for the trial before the podcast even ended. I don’t think I’ll wind up subscribing because the recipes look higher-calorie than I prefer, but I’ll definitely try some and tweak things to lower the calories. The site is terrific and I love the concept. Maybe a ‘Lite’ option to go with the GF, Veg and Paleo ones would be good to add someday.

    • Jess on January 15, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      Mary! This is Jess — we have lots of folks tweaking the recipes to meet their needs (some opt for the paleo, which is usually more low-cal). Also, really active FB group sharing ideas for these types of adjustments. I hope to see you over there! xoxo, Jess

  3. Jenn on January 15, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    I’ve been a Cook Smarts user for five years and it is life changing. Jess Dang rocks!

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