Simply Satisfying Meals


Stress-free dinners to feed the whole family, with only one pot to clean!
Feeding your family just got a lot easier with Simply Satisfying Meals.

About this Product:

Hey, mama. How are you feeling about dinner tonight?

You want to cook ONE meal that everyone will love, but the thought of pulling out the pots and pans leaves you exhausted. You’ve been rocking your messy bun for days while holding your toddler non-stop to avoid the tantrums, and the last thing you want to do is cook an elaborate meal and spend hours cleaning up after.

You want easy recipes that will help you cook even when you just can’t. With Simply Satisfying Meals, you’ll:

  • Have easy dinners with short ingredients lists and easy steps
  • Healthy meals that only require a sheet pan, pot, crockpot, or instant pot
  • Delicious meals that everyone in your family will love (yes, even your picky toddler and food-loving husband)
  • A recipe you can throw together and walk away from while it cooks
  • Picky eater tips with every recipe to adapt it for your little one…all without the stress and mess.

What's Included

Simply Satisfying Meals isn’t just another cookbook.

You’re getting the combined expertise of a family-focused Recipe Developer and Pediatric Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. We know how to make family-friendly, nutrition-packed recipes that everyone will love. Plus, there are notes on every recipe to help your picky eaters enjoy the meals, as well!

You and your family are going to LOVE these recipes!

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The Dinnertime Survival Guide has shortcut healthy recipes that you can get on the table in 15 minutes or less. Total weeknight lifesaver. The recipes in Simply Satisfying Meals are for nights when you have a little bit more time. There’s a little bit more prep, a little longer cooking time — still majorly doable even when you’re tired or low on motivation.
This cookbook is allergen friendly! Even if your family has multiple food allergies to navigate, you should be easily able to make substitutions. There are 4 recipes that would be difficult to make dairy free due to the cheese incorporated in the dish. For more allergen info please email
13 of the instant pot recipes also have instructions to cook in a slow cooker. But I’d also recommend purchasing an instant pot– for those days you can’t plan ahead with the slow cooker, it’s a lifesaver. I think about saving money on takeout and that takes care of the cost of the instant pot pretty quickly!

What Moms are Saying

“Simply Satisfying Meals has come at the perfect time for me. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed about how to feed my toddler healthy and yummy foods, with zero cooking skills myself. My husband works late nights and I needed some ideas that had minimal prep and clean-up, the “lazy levels” are amazing for that! The sheet pan and slow cooker meals are particularly great for my family. I appreciate the meal plan and shopping list, as well as the fact that the recipes don’t make you buy new ingredients for every single meal. I am looking forward to trying everything in the book.”

– Cailey from Sydney, Australia


“So excited to have some new meals for our rotation. I’m pregnant and have a toddler and my energy is at an all time low. I’ve already picked out some meals to try this week and got my curbside order in! I looked through most the recipe directions and they’re super doable. The tips and tricks are an added bonus too. I never buy cook books, but I’m so glad I decided to give this one a try.”

– Alyssa A.


“The recipes I’ve tried from the Simply Satisfying Meals ebook have been delicious, healthy, and great for leftovers the next day. Can’t wait to try more!”



“I love what I see! I love that there are pictures for each recipe, including pictures of kids’ plates and not just the composed dish. The picky eater tips are super helpful. I’m really glad to have some ideas of how I can serve a dish to my picky eater while also really enjoying it myself. Looking forward to trying recipes soon! Thanks so much for this!”

– Grayson D.


“My 16 month old son was recently diagnosed with food allergies and we are in the process of dairy elimination. I downloaded this cookbook as soon as possible and was over the moon to find the vegan section! It is SO helpful to find simple, healthy recipes that my son can actually eat! Being a new mom to a toddler with food aversions and allergies is not easy. I just finished shopping and cannot wait to start cooking. The recipes are simple but look perfect for our family. Thank you for your work on the book! It’s great!”



“Love these super simple and fast dinners! They are well balanced and enjoyable for the whole family. A particular favorite has been the spaghetti and meatballs. I love how the spinach was almost hidden and blended right in. My very picky two year old and four year old ate a healthy serving without even realizing they were getting spinach!”

– Claire

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Meet Kacie Barnes MCN, RDN, LD

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I make feeding babies, toddlers and preschoolers easier and less stressful!

Deciding to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist was a big undertaking but I’m so grateful I did it. I wanted to be a trusted resource for parents who just want to know how to navigate feeding their kids. So if you’re looking for help that actually works in the real world, you’re in the right place.

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