The Regional Municipality Of York


Join the #LetsCook30 challenge!

For the month of October, challenge yourself to cook one meal or more each day for 30 days!

  • Register and follow #LetsCook30 to get quick and easy, low cost recipe ideas sent to your email
  • Challenge yourself to try new recipes over the month, it doesn’t matter if it is breakfast, lunch or supper
  • Enter a weekly and grand prize draw by sharing photos of your home cooked meals using #LetsCook30 and tagging @YorkRegionGovt

Do you have to follow our meal plan? Absolutely not! Can you join anytime during the month of October? Yes! Remember, what you decide to cook is up to you, but if you are looking for some inspiration, the #LetsCook30 team is here for you. Check out our recipe plans, updated weekly, if you need some ideas on what to make. If you want to mix it up and use some of our ideas and some of your own, that’s great too! But whatever you make – don’t forget to share on social using #LetsCook30!


Weekly Prizes: A random draw will announce the winner of a $100 Visa gift card on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00 noon (EST)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon (EST)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon (EST)

Grand Prize: At the end of the challenge, anybody who has participated throughout the month will be entered to win a $500 Visa gift card on the following date:

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:00 noon (EST)

Let’s get cooking!

Week One - October 1 to 6

Tuesday, October 1

Kick off the #LetsCook30 challenge with a tasty Teriyaki Veggie Bowl. It’s loaded with veggies and when served over a bed of rice, it’s sure to please!

Wednesday, October 2

Try Lazy Weeknight Lasagna, a simple twist on classic lasagna. This dish packs all the flavor of traditional lasagna into a dish with half the effort. Take this meal to the next level by making a green salad served with Maple Dijon salad dressing.

Thursday, October 3

Better Butter Chickpeas are a must try. Make a double-batch and freeze extra in one-serving portions for a quick lunch or hassle-free meal. Try this recipe for Garlic Oregano Zucchini as a great side dish.

Friday, October 4

Keep it simple on Friday night with a fan-favourite! Use the extra chicken you prepared on Tuesday to make Easy Chicken BBQ pizza.

Saturday, October 5

For Saturday’s supper, pick your protein of choice for delicious Lo Mein. Tip: This recipe tastes best with shrimp, tofu or pork

An easy crunchy granola will be a great snack for the upcoming weeks. Add it to yogurt and fruit or as a topping for Baked Apples. After making your own granola and seeing how simple and delicious it is, you’ll never buy it again!

Sunday, October 6

Sunday’s recipes call for a warm-up with #thenewstew. Join the trend of making a dish full of locally available squash. Prepare no-bake Snack bites for work or on-the-go.
Tip: #thenewstew freezes well and re-heats nicely for a tasty lunch

#LetsCook30 Week One Grocery List

Contest Rules and Regulations

  • Post a photo or video on Facebook, Instagram (including Instagram Stories), or Twitter of you cooking at home or a dish you made and tag @YorkRegionGovt and/or add the hashtag #LetsCook30
  • Follow @YorkRegionGovt

Official Rules and Regulations

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