Weekend Food Prep–Back to School!

Need to create some quick breakfasts to get out the door on a busy school day? Want a satisfying lunch to put in your metaphorical lunch box? After school snacks? Quick weeknight dinners? I’ve got you covered! I built my food prep routine during the school year–managing the never-enough-time of teaching and all my otherContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Back to School!”

Weekend Food Prep–Chewy Raisin Walnut Granola Bars

I’m thrilled with these granola bars! I’ve been experimenting for years to make bars that stick together without being excessively crunchy and crumbly, have a reasonable nutrition profile that I can work into my balanced meals and stay fresh and tempting for at least a week. And here they are–voila! Summer means travel, road tripsContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chewy Raisin Walnut Granola Bars”

Weekend Food Prep–Reduced Fat Banana Walnut Muffins

Don’t worry, I’m not trying to send the internet back to the ’80’s or early 90’s. There’s nothing wrong with eating fat, of course, but I find reduced-fat muffins and other baked goods easier to work with to create balanced meals than higher fat versions. Given my own devices, my meals would tend to higherContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Reduced Fat Banana Walnut Muffins”

Weekend Food Prep–Muesli

Muesli I like this oatmeal variation in the warmer months or when I need to pack breakfast somewhere where the extra liquid would be unwelcome. (Note that TSA might give you a side eye on this one, so I don’t recommend it for breakfast on a morning flight in the US.) Multiply the basic recipeContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Muesli”

Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread

I like bread, but I don’t eat it terribly often. So, like a lot of other baked goods, I make it in bulk, slice it up, and store it in my freezer. This recipe makes 3 moderately-sized loaves of delicious sandwich bread. The pumpkin adds color and with the long fermentation time, there’s a niceContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread”

Weekend Food Prep–Ideas for Protein at Breakfast

Sufficient protein is a “big rock,” one of those pieces of the puzzle that can help us make meaningful improvements to the healthfulness of our diets and towards improving our physiques, if that’s a goal. This recent video by Jeff Nippard talks about how much protein might be best if we’re trying to build orContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Ideas for Protein at Breakfast”

Weekend Food Prep–Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake

This is a variation on this breakfast egg custard. I love a little strong cheese with eggs and this is delicious with feta, and the tomatoes add a lovely bit of acidity to balance out the flavors. Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake one. Preheat the oven to 350oF, two. Use 1-2 tsp. softened butterContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake”

Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week

Well, the blog is just about a year old, and I’ve shared most of my favorite regular recipes with all of you! As I create new recipes, I will be sure to share them here, but in the meantime, there’s lots of good stuff in the archives that I’d love to highlight. Here’s what I’mContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week”

Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding”

My go-to snack these last few months has been cottage cheese with fruit. I like that it is a satisfying combination of protein and produce, my preferred combination for my mini-meal between lunch and dinner. It’s satisfying enough to keep me going, even when I have evening meetings or lifting after work, but is lowContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding””

Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles

Prepandemic, some friends and I had a monthly brunch tradition. We’d find a restaurant with delicious food and meet up once a month to catch up and stay connected. During the pandemic, once vaccinations were available and we had a clue about what was safeish to do, we began having brunch at one our homes.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles”