Welcome to another episode of The Mentor Files! I'm your host, Monica Royer, and today I had the pleasure of speaking with the incredibly talented Catherine McCord, the brain behind Weelicious and the author of four game-changing cookbooks, including the Smoothie Project.

In this episode, we dive deep into the challenges and triumphs of feeding a family. Catherine shares her journey from culinary school to becoming a mom, which sparked the creation of Weelicious, a platform designed to empower parents in the kitchen. She emphasizes the importance of making mealtime fun, approachable, and nutritious, especially when dealing with picky eaters or managing a busy schedule.

Key Takeaways:

- The inspiration behind Weelicious and how it evolved with Catherine's growing family.
- Strategies for dealing with picky eaters and making mealtime less stressful.
- The significance of bento box-style lunches and how they can make school lunches more engaging and enjoyable for kids.
- Catherine's personal routine for meal prepping and how it helps maintain a healthy, balanced diet throughout the week.
- The transformative power of a daily smoothie and how it can positively impact your family's health.
- Catherine's essential kitchen appliances that make meal prep a breeze.
- The balance between the business and creative aspects of running a food-focused brand.

Catherine's insights are not only valuable for parents looking to streamline their mealtime routines but also for anyone interested in the intersection of entrepreneurship and lifestyle. So whether you're a seasoned home chef or just starting to navigate the world of family meals, this episode is packed with practical tips and heartfelt advice.

Don't forget to check out Catherine's cookbooks for more delicious recipes and inspiration!

Resources Mentioned:

- Weelicious Website: https://weelicious.com/
- Catherine McCord's Cookbooks:
     - The Smoothie Project: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1419740423?asc_item-id=amzn1.ideas.C8Z7CSGXRSRM&linkCode=sl1&tag=weesite-20&linkId=72cca04adcfec044d1c5effdec90f616&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
     - Meal Prep Magic: https://weelicious.com/meal-prep-magic/
     - Weelicious Lunches: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062078453?asc_item-id=amzn1.ideas.C8Z7CSGXRSRM&linkCode=sl1&tag=weesite-20&linkId=21105529efea8c29abcec6b7c2069d38&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
     - Weelicious: One Family, One Meal: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062078445?asc_item-id=amzn1.ideas.C8Z7CSGXRSRM&linkCode=sl1&tag=weesite-20&linkId=130ecb188900da8c7ccc95de4c36d56e&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
- Monica and Andy: https://www.monicaandandy.com

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Remember, you can always be the confident CEO of your own life. Until next time!