Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon Yogurt Dip for Fruit

A super-quick offering for you today which makes a great addition to breakfast, an afternoon snack, or something protein-filled to contribute to brunch with friends. I enjoy sweets and I often want something sweet in the afternoon, but I also want to make sure I’m getting in my protein. Greek yogurt has become a stapleContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon Yogurt Dip for Fruit”

Weekend Food Prep: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This is great all-in-one, well-balanced meal that preps well over the weekend and keeps all week in the fridge. I like it for lunches in the summer, when I want to stay out of the kitchen and eat something cool and refreshing but still satisfying. I usually make it a complete meal with a sideContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Mediterranean Pasta Salad”

Weekend Food Prep: A step-by-step guide to making boatloads of shredded chicken

Like a lot of bros, I eat a lot of chicken breast. It’s a versatile protein source, and when I buy it as a family pack of boneless, skinless breasts, relatively cheap per serving. I always have some on hand in the freezer (of course!), for a last-minute protein source for lunches, snacks or quickContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: A step-by-step guide to making boatloads of shredded chicken”

Weekend Food Prep: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (with a note about including rich desserts in your diet)

I’m not sure this one quite counts as “weekend food prep,” but I made cupcakes for my brother-in-law’s birthday, and they were so wonderful and luscious, I had to share. First things first, I did not create the chocolate cake recipe myself. I followed the directions from this video on youtube from America’s Test KitchenContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (with a note about including rich desserts in your diet)”

Weekend Food Prep: Buckwheat-Oat Pancakes

Early in the pandemic, my spouse took over the grocery shopping duties. I am higher risk for infection and complications from COVID-19, and he is much lower risk. There was a learning curve to becoming the primary shopper, as evidenced by some of his choices, such as buying me about 10 pounds of buckwheat groatsContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Buckwheat-Oat Pancakes”

Weekend Food Prep: Creamy Curried Chicken Salad

I based this recipe off of something I’ve eaten and enjoyed at a friend’s house many times. I find it to be delicious on it’s own, as a topping to salad greens or as a sandwich filling. To make the prep easier, I keep cooked, shredded chicken breasts in the freezer. Eventually, I’ll include myContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Creamy Curried Chicken Salad”

Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Granola

I like granola to sprinkle on yogurt or to eat as a cereal, but premade granolas are almost always too greasy and sweet for me. I’ve played with granola recipes for years, and I’ve finally come up with a preferred method. Below, you will find the master recipe, in which you can switch things upContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Granola”

Weekend Food Prep: “Guilt-Free” Cream Cheese Shortcake

*shudders* Ok, I hope all my regular readers know me better than to believe that the following recipe follows any kind of food rules, avoiding whatever supposedly ails us this month so that we can fit it into whatever arbitrary restrictions we’ve decided to impose upon ourselves! You know how you make dessert guilt-free? YouContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: “Guilt-Free” Cream Cheese Shortcake”

Weekend Food Prep: Tamale Pie

Sometimes you want a meal that all you have to do is scoop and eat. This is one of those–a complete meal with a good balance of ingredients to keep you satisfied and nourished. All of the amounts can be varied by taste and what is available. The original version of this recipe is foundContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Tamale Pie”

Weekend Food Prep: Travel-Friendly Foods that Support Your Goals on a Road Trip

Warm weather, COVID vaccines and the wide open road! My spouse and I have decided that the safest way to enjoy summer travel this year is to keep to our car and explore the outdoor spaces in driving distance of our home. Lucky for us, we live in a beautiful part of the world! ButContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Travel-Friendly Foods that Support Your Goals on a Road Trip”