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My Top 5 Tips for Meal Planning During Holiday Weeks

Before you let a long weekend or midweek holiday throw a wrench in your meal planning and prep mojo, consider an adaptable, recipe-less gameplan to prevent weeknight dinner hour panic. This approach works well for those weeks when schedules are unpredictable and helps to reduce the risk of food waste. Follow these five simple guidelines […]

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.

Cooking Chicken All Day in the Slow Cooker

5 Tips for Cooking Chicken All Day in the Slow Cooker

There is nothing worse than overcooked, dry chicken. But I can think of a very close second. Mushy, mealy, stringy chicken, which is sometimes the result of cooking low and slow for an extended period of time. I’ve learned this the hard way, after many attempts at cooking chicken in the crockpot on a workday, […]

Beginner's Guide to the Sunday Prep Power Hour

Beginner’s Guide to the Sunday Prep Power Hour

When I returned to work after having kiddo #1, I quickly realized how critical it was, for my sanity and overall mental well-being, to spend some time “setting us up for success” on Sunday. I realized the biggest bang for my mental health buck, in terms of preparing for the week ahead, came from prepping weeknight […]