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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8 BBQ Side Dish Recipes

BBQ season officially kicks off this Memorial Day weekend!  I’m heading to my sister’s house for a family gathering and I’m in charge of bringing a side dish.  She’s making the standard issue BBQ food, like hamburgers and hot dogs.   I have no idea what to bring so I headed to my recipe index to see what my options are.  In case you’re also wondering what to bring to a BBQ, I thought I’d gather my top 7 options in one nifty spot. Here are my top 8 BBQ side dish recipes: Cowboy Caviar.  I have made this dish as …

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Oatmeal Cookies

Are you ready to meet the best oatmeal cookie ever?  Cue the dramatic music. 😉 I’ve made a variety of oatmeal cookies.  Some recipes were crap and you’ll never see those here (because I won’t waste your time).  Other recipes were great and I still like them for one reason or another.  For example, if you’re looking for a banana oatmeal cookie then the whole wheat banana oatmeal cookies are awesome. However, I had yet to find a good classic oatmeal cookie.  You know, the good old fashion kind with oats and raisins.  No cutting back on butter and sugar.  And …

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