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Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing

Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing

Now that the weather is getting warmer it's time for lighter meals. If you are craving noodles try this soba noodle salad made with buckwheat noodles, crunchy fresh vegetables, and a soy sauce based dressing. This meal is quick and easy to assemble. It also makes...

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Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry

This ground beef and cabbage stir-fry is great for a quick meal. I usually eat it with rice, but you can omit the rice if you want a low-carb meal or you’re following Whole30, keto, or paleo.    Cook the Veggies I usually prefer to buy vegetables whole and cut or...

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Thai Red Curry Recipe with Chicken Meal Prep

Thai Red Curry Recipe with Chicken Meal Prep

Curries are one of my go-to quick healthy meals. In this Thai red curry recipe, chicken and vegetables are simmered in a creamy coconut milk sauce. This healthy one pot Thai dish is ready in 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal. Thai curries are made with...

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Vegan Mac and Cheese Meal Prep

Vegan Mac and Cheese Meal Prep

A big bowl of mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This vegan mac and cheese recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free and gets a big nutritional boost from using nutritional yeast to make the vegan cheese sauce. If you’re not already familiar with nutritional...

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Healthy Lentil Soup Recipe

Healthy Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil soup is healthy, hearty, and easy to make. Lentils are cheap and nutritious. You can buy a pound of dried lentils for about a dollar. Besides being very budget friendly, they are an excellent source of protein and fiber. They are also high in iron, vitamin B6,...

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Black Beans and Yellow Rice Recipe

Black Beans and Yellow Rice Recipe

When you’re short on time and need a simple yet healthy meal, black beans and yellow rice is one of your best options. Not only is this dish nutritious, providing a good amount of fiber and protein, it’s also one of the cheapest healthy meals that you can make. Start...

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Vegetable Farro Skillet with Tahini Sauce

Vegetable Farro Skillet with Tahini Sauce

I like to make skillet meals as part of my meal prep for work lunches or for easy dinners. This broccoli and mushroom farro skillet with tahini sauce is one of my go-to skillet meals because it’s filling and simple to make.     Tahini makes a good base for...

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Beginner’s Guide to Curry and Making It at Home

Beginner’s Guide to Curry and Making It at Home

Curry can be used to make wonderfully flavorful dishes that aren’t that hard to make yourself. I almost always keep curry paste in my pantry for a quick meal. Curry refers to a variety of dishes made from a complex combination of spices. Variations of curry can be...

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Tempeh Taco Bowls

Tempeh Taco Bowls

Tempeh is probably my favorite plant-based source of protein. This fermented soy product is packed with protein, fiber, and minerals. A comprehensive overview of what tempeh is and ways that you can prepare it can be found here.  I like to make vegetarian taco filling...

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How to Make a Healthy Soup

How to Make a Healthy Soup

Soup is one of the most nutritious meals that you can make. It’s versatile enough to allow you to use almost any vegetable, protein, or grain that you’d like. Soup is fantastic to make as part of your meal prepping; make a big pot on the weekend and eat it throughout...

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How to Make a Healthy Stir-Fry

How to Make a Healthy Stir-Fry

Stir-frying is one of the best cooking techniques to make quick, healthy meals. It’s a versatile dish that allows you to use almost any protein and vegetable you’d like. Once you learn the basic technique, you can get creative and easily incorporate whatever...

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How to Make Healthy Slow Cooker Meals

How to Make Healthy Slow Cooker Meals

Healthy slow cooker meals are one of the best options for someone too busy to cook. You simply fill it up, turn it on and walk away. Hours later you will have a delicious meal waiting for you. It's one of the easiest ways to meal prep. If this sounds like your type of...

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How to Build a Sheet Pan Meal

How to Build a Sheet Pan Meal

I love meals that are easy to make, have minimal clean-up, and allow you to use up whatever food you have in the fridge. This describes sheet pan meals! They’re one of those versatile meals where you can make a nutritious and filling meal with what you have instead of...

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