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Meal Prep Guide: How to Store Prepped Vegetables

You’ve mapped out a dinner plan and shopped for groceries. Now you plan to get ahead by chopping vegetables to have at the ready when it’s time to cook. Before you do, read up on how to best store them to ensure they’ll be as delicious on day three as the day you bought them. […]

How to make perfect roasted vegetables to use all week

How to Make Perfect Roasted Vegetables

I almost always have my oven running during my weekend prep hour. Something is roasting away, hands free, doing it’s thing, making magic. It’s usually vegetables, because having a stash on hand to reheat during the week makes for quick sides and ensures I am not forcing my family to eat salads all of the […]

Roasted Spring and Summer Vegetables on a Sheet Pan

Perfect Roasted Vegetables (Spring/Summer)

You won’t find a more versatile side dish or make ahead meal prep recipe than roasted vegetables. They shine on their own but can also transform salads, pastas, tacos, bowls, and wraps into something totally satisfying. This recipe is for spring and summer produce, like zucchini and bell peppers.

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

Slow Cooker “Roast” Chicken

You can get miles out of a store-bought rotisserie chicken – the perfect weeknight dinner multi-tasker. If you’re feeling like taking matters into your own hands (in a hands-off way), this Slow Cooker “Roast” Chicken is the answer. Keep the skin on (you can remove after cooking), use a bold spice rub, let it go unsupervised […]

Chili Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Chili Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes, whether kept whole, wedged, or cubed, are perfect make ahead side dishes for weeknight meals. Unlike white potatoes, which can become dry and mealy after chilling, sweet potatoes reheat like a dream and stay ultra creamy and tender. These Chili Spiced Sweet Potatoes are great as-is alongside any protein and green vegetable, […]

Basic Roasted Acorn Squash

Basic Roasted Acorn Squash is a great make ahead side dish for weeknight dinners. Reheat and serve as-is alongside pan seared chicken breast and a green vegetable. Use as an edible bowl to stretch leftover chili. Or, keep chilled and serve atop a kale salad along with diced apples, sunflower seeds, feta cheese, and a […]