4 Lunch Meal Prep Recipes

A few months ago I shared some lunch ideas that you can make ahead of time.  I thought I’d update you with what I’ve made for lunch recently in case you are interested in adding new combos to your rotation. 1. Chickpeas, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Fries.  This lunch is a “clean out your fridge” kinda meal and sometimes those are the best meals.  I baked a bunch of sweet potato fries and cooked a big batch of quinoa.  Then I added chickpeas, olives, and feta cheese.  I basically gathered a bunch of my favorite ingredients so it’s not a …

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Iced Lemon Pound Cake

If you’re looking for a lemon dessert then this lemon pound cake is it. I’m kind of weird when it comes to lemon desserts.  If I’m presented with lemon pie, cake, cookies, you get the idea, I initially politely pass.  “I don’t like lemon desserts,” I’d say.  But somehow I usually cave and end up trying it.  Usually it’s a piece off of my husband’s dessert.  Let’s face it, I love pie, cakes, and cookies, so it’s hard to resist.  “Hey, that’s tasty,” I say.  I guess you could say that I don’t like the idea of lemon desserts, but …

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Chickpea Quinoa Caprese Salad

Meet my favorite lunch. A few weeks ago I was craving a traditional caprese salad, which is mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil.  This fabulous trio screams summertime to me.  I wanted to kick it up a notch and add something hearty and protein-y, so I added quinoa and chickpeas.  Chickpeas are the answer to everything for me.  😉  And quinoa…  I’ve been adding that to almost every lunch lately.  I’m sure that my husband is cringing as he reads this because he’s not a fan of quinoa.  Not at all.  He can even detect the smell of it cooking from the …

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5 Running Must Haves

I bought a few fun new things for when I run and I want to share what I think are the 5 must haves for a great running experience. 1. “Fanny pack.”  When I go running I bring my cell phone to listen to music and to keep track of my mileage and time.  However, since I was carrying it in my hand, I’m always afraid that I’m going to drop it when I’m running outside.  I thought that I could find a smart watch or fitness tracker to wear instead of carrying my cell.  After a lot of hours …

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Bean Salad

Happy Wednesday! I wracked my brain trying to figure out what side dish to bring to a family BBQ.  I wasn’t sure what everyone (or most people) would like.  Thankfully there is no shortage of options when my family gets together.  There’s enough food to feed an army, so even if no one wants what I made, it’s not the end of the world.  Is that a Greek thing to make absolutely sure there is way, way too much food available? Anyway, this bean salad is inspired by the cowboy caviar that I made a few years ago.  I skipped the celery and used less onions to make …

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