We recently chatted with supermodel and #1 New York Times bestselling author Molly Sims. Check out her new book Everyday Chic, available wherever books are sold.
What inspired you to write Everyday Chic?
My inspiration for Everyday Chic was to show people that it’s not about having a perfect life. It’s about embracing the imperfect happy mess and adding in those chic little touches every way you can. Get take out and put it on your best dishes. Serve sparkling water in a wine glass. I’m fortunate enough to be able to know and work with some pretty amazing designers, party planners, and homemakers who have taught me everything I know. This book is a way for me to share their effortless tips and tricks to live each day with style and grace.
As busy moms, how can we prepare family-friendly meals while saving time in the kitchen?
It’s all about being prepared. For easy, everyday lunches and dinners, I don’t waste time planning a whole bunch of different menus. Keep it simple and healthy. Instead, before the start of each week, I follow what I call my 2/2/2 +1 strategy. 2 proteins, 2 veggies/grains, 2 greens, 2 salads, and 1 one-pot meal that you are able to stick in the oven when you are ready to eat. This allows me to cook all my dishes for the week ahead of time, and I store my entrees, sides, and salads in large glass storage containers, tightly sealed with a few slices of lemon inside to keep the food fresh. I’ll normally prepare on a Sunday and my week is a lot less stressful.