Weekend Food Prep–All-in-One-Oat Bran and Wheat Porridge Breakfast Bowl

I prefer to eat something before my weekend runs. I know a lot of runners don’t like to eat beforehand, but I find I wake up hungry enough that I need some fuel to keep me going. However, running with food in my gut can create its own problems, so I developed this breakfast toContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–All-in-One-Oat Bran and Wheat Porridge Breakfast Bowl”

Weekend Food Prep–Lemon Herb Chicken

I eat a lot of chicken. This variation gives me a new flavor profile and is especially nice with Mediterranean Pasta Salad or flatbread with grilled vegetables. Lemon Herb Chicken one. Prepare 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts by slicing them into thick strips (3-4 per breast), cutting them the long way against the grain.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Lemon Herb Chicken”

Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

Does everyone already have a favorite tomato-based pasta sauce recipe? No question, a basic spaghetti sauce was one of the first dinners I learned to cook as a teen. But just in case you’ve been making-do with the jarred stuff and want to up your game a bit, here’s a good starting place. Give itContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce”

Weekend Food Prep: Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake

I don’t always have time to cook my eggs fresh in the morning, but I still want to be sure to get my breakfast protein. Balancing my breakfast with sufficient protein has dramatically improved how satiating my morning meals are–I can easily go the 4 or so hours necessary until my lunch break without becomingContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake”

Weekend Food Prep: 3 1/2 Variations of Boxed Lunch

In the spirit of “back to school,” I want to offer up some lunch food prep that works well for a work week with traditional hours (8 hours, 5 days a week). The trouble with lunch is all the pieces you need to have ready in advance in order to make the prep painless. OverContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: 3 1/2 Variations of Boxed Lunch”

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: 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”