Book Review: Meal Prep for Weight Loss by Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, CPT

Meal Prep for Weight Loss by Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, CPT

Weekly Plans and Recipes to Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Rockridge Press (October 29, 2019)

194 pages

7.5 X .5 X 9.2 inches

Cooking/Weight Loss Recipes



Cook today. Eat for a week. Lose weight for the long term.

Losing weight can be as easy as cooking one day per week. Meal Prep for Weight Loss equips you with the knowledge to properly prepare balanced meals ahead of time, so you can lose weight and keep it off. No crash diets, no spending hours in the kitchen.

Balanced meals lead to better energy levels and fewer cravings, which lays the foundation for sustainable weight loss. And it’s easier to make these meals consistently if you plan ahead. Meal Prep for Weight Loss shows you how, with 3-recipe and 6-recipe weekly meal plans, accessible ingredients, and a wide range of fun, flavorful, batch-friendly recipes.

Meal Prep for Weight Loss offers:

  • Take back control―With meal prep, you are always in control of what you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat.
  • Everything you need―Get started right away with detailed shopping lists, and instructions for cooking, portioning, storing, and reheating.
  • Customizable plans―Switch up the different plans with a variety of tasty, meal prep ready recipes.

Shed weight the healthy way―with full meal prep plans for well-portioned meals every day of the week






Using a meal prep plan as a basis for healthy weight loss and healthy eating. The meal preps include shopping lists as well as step-by-step cooking lists. Portioning, storing, and reheating instructions are included. It offers a range of 3, 4, 5, and 6 Recipe Meal Preps. It also includes chapters of recipes so that if you want to do the 1 Carb, 1 Protein, 1 Veggie meal prep you can pick what to make. I found a lot of tasty recipes that I have incorporated into my meals. Each recipe includes a storage tip, an ingredient tip, what to add if more calories are needed. I found spending a day prepping for the week is a time-saver for the weeknights ahead. It’s so simple to just pull out what is already prepared and heat.  Nice layout, easy to follow, and full of information.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 16, 2019)

ARC provided by publisher



Hi! My name is Kelli Shallal, MPH RD, I’m a Registered Dietitian and personal trainer based in Phoenix, Arizona. I received my Master’s of Public Health from Loma Linda University in 2013 and became an RD shortly after that. Before I became a dietitian, I had NO IDEA how to cook or what healthy food was. In fact, I’d never seen green beans that weren’t served in a can until I was 23! (Oh, and did I mention those canned green beans were served boiled with butter and sugar? Thanks to my very southern Grandma for that!)

My mission is to help you achieve a balance between healthy and happy. A healthy lifestyle should include healthy food, fitness, stress management, sleep, treats, participation in social gatherings, and happiness. Balance is a subjective word, but I want to help you find a place where you are enjoying your life but also taking care of your health.

At this point in my career through private practice, my blog, my books, and meal planning service, I’ve helped thousands of people lose weight, improve their GI health, balance their hormones, and get organized in the kitchen. I can’t wait to help you on your healthy living journey too!




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