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–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: 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–Easiest Apple Oats

I eat oatmeal at least 6 days a week, sometimes twice a day. Here one of my favorite ways to prepare it in advance. I make it a complete meal with coffee, eggs (like this broccoli egg bake), some plain Greek yogurt and fruit, if there isn’t some added to the oats already. Easiest AppleContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Easiest Apple Oats”

Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

I have oats and eggs for breakfast probably 6 breakfasts out of 7 each week. Having slight variations available for each is enough for me to not get bored and to keep enjoying a satisfying and nutritious breakfast over and over again. When I get tired of basic old-fashioned oats, these are my next go-to.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal”

Weekend Food Prep–Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars

I’ve been enjoying oatmeal bars as my afternoon snack lately. I’ve seen lots of different variants on the idea, so my guess is you can adjust this quite a bit to your preferences. Here’s a good starting point, with a balance of macros and a nice, cakey texture. Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars one.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars”

Weekend Food Prep–“Carrot Cake” Steel Cut Oats

This recipe is a rare sweet vegetable option at breakfast. It’s a delicious way to get your morning fruits and veggies when you’re not in the mood for something savory. I make this in the slow-cooker to avoid the risk burning the oats on the stovetop, but they can be cooked in a pot overContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–“Carrot Cake” Steel Cut Oats”