We are so excited to feature Sarah Small in this week’s subscriber spotlight article! Read our Q and A with her here!
DG: We’d love to get to know you! Tell us a bit about yourself and your family. Where are you
based? What do you do?
SS: Hi! My name is Sarah and I am a 31-year-old wife and mother to two busy boys (4 and 2 years
old) in Northern New Jersey. When not running after our boys and feeling like a full-time chef
(more on that later), I work as a pediatric Occupational Therapist.
DG: How and when did you first hear about Prep + Rally? What inspired you to subscribe, and
which plan do you have?
SS: I came across Dini’s original Instagram page (Dini Delivers) a couple of years ago, and loved the
idea of her meal prepping. My sister, Emily, was a subscriber and really enjoyed the menus and
convinced me to try it. I did a trial and then signed up for the annual membership.
DG: How long have you been a Prep + Rally subscriber for? What did your dinnertime life (ie.
grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking) look like before you joined Prep + Rally? How has
Prep + Rally changed the way that you approach preparing meals?
SS: I subscribed to Prep + Rally in December 2019 because I was tired of constantly brainstorming
weekly meals. Even though I still must “deal with” other meals during the week, this meal plan
gives me more structure. I always look at the Prep + Rally meal plan and put it into a weekly
meal schedule. Some weeks, I start the meal prep on a Monday if I have a ton of weekend
leftovers. At times, I also will use the meal prep for lunches instead of dinners and love the idea
that I can switch it all around to work for my family. It is so nice to not live in my kitchen and not
feel like a full-time chef. It is a relief when my fridge is stocked early in the week.
DG: Has the Prep + Rally system helped ease any of the pressure of having everyone home during
these crazy times? Please share the impact, if any, that having a stable plan for weeknight dinners
has had on you and/or your family during COVID.
SS: During our time at home, it’s nice to have something constant like the meal-prep. Prep + Rally is
not something new to our family, and it made it easier that I was used to the system before the
pandemic. Being that we are home most of the time, I have even changed the way I meal-prep
because I don’t mind throwing the dinners together daily and having the kids help as an activity.
DG: Generally speaking, do you feel that Prep + Rally has changed your family’s eating
habits/dinnertime environment at all? Did you/your family try any flavors or foods that you
wouldn’t have before as a result of Prep + Rally? Please explain.
SS: Our overall habits have not changed, but it makes me a calmer mama. I always present the food
to the kids, sometimes they are willing to try new things and other times they are not. And that is
DG: What have you enjoyed most about being a Prep + Rally subscriber?
SS: I have enjoyed too many things, but I would say having access to tons of recipes without
cluttering my house with cookbooks is great.
DG: Is there a particular Prep + Rally meal-prep or dish that stands out to you? Please share!
SS: My family loves the chicken pot pie recipe. I use it a lot on Sunday nights to finish chicken and
chicken soup from our Shabbas meals. It’s a great way to freshen up leftovers. Also, my husband
and I really like the falafel burgers and pickled onions.
DG: We are always open to suggestions from subscribers for how to improve Prep + Rally! Are
there any features or additions that you wish our system had?
SS: A Shabbas meal version of Prep + Rally—do it!
DG: Do you have anything else to share about your Prep + Rally experience?
SS: It has been a positive experience and I plan on renewing my membership this year. Also, the kids’
printables are the best!
–Interview compiled and edited by Dena Gershkovich, Prep + Rally contributor
Dena Gershkovich is a writer, recipe developer and future dietitian. She holds a B.S. in Dietetics and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland. She will be completing her dietetic internship with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan starting in September 2020. Follow Dena’s blog, The Artsy Palate, and Instagram account (@theartsypalate) to see more of her work.