Hey, friends! Hanging in there? I’ve said it before, but my hopes is that Carrots ‘N’ Cake can bring a sense of “normalcy” during this unsettling time, so let’s talk about meal prep – a favorite on CNC! I’ve been loving “meal prep” protein bowls lately. You’ve probably seen me share a ton of them on Instagram in recent weeks. They are so many ways to make a “power bowl,” so I definitely have not…

Hi friends! Not only do I have a delicious recipe for you today, using one of my favorite kitchen tools (hint: air + fryer), but I also have a fun giveaway! If if you haven’t heard me rave about my beloved air fryer, let me tell you a little about it… Frying without oil? Yes, it’s possible with an air fryer. How do air fryers work? Air fryers swirl air very quickly in a circular…

You probably don’t know of anyone who owns an Instant Pot and doesn’t love it. Am I right? The Instant Pot is a staple kitchen appliance in our house, especially when it comes to making delicious and easy macro-friendly instant pot recipes. It takes our weekly meal prep and cooking time and nearly cuts it in half. I use it for everything! I get a ton of requests for macro-friendly instant pot recipes, so that’s…

21 (More) Throw-Together Meals When I think about how I cook from week-to-week, it’s really basic and definitely not fancy like what you might see on recipe website or social media. Maybe I’ll make one new recipe each week, but, for the most part, I’m mostly cooking family favorites and simple throw-together meals. And, truthfully, most of which aren’t even “official” recipes. Even still, they are nutritious, delicious, and meals that we make again and again. Back in…

Hi, friends! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend! I’m always on the hunt for new recipes on Saturday afternoons when I’m planning our meals and groceries for the upcoming week, so I wanted to share some recent instant pot favorites from some of my followers on Instagram. Last week, I wanted something easy, healthy, and delicious to make for the week ahead, so I asked for recommendations and received a ton of awesome recipes….

Hey! I’m back with more macro-friendly dinner ideas! Woohoo! I know you guys love ’em! 🙂 In case you missed my macro-friendly meal-prep breakfast ideas, you can find those here. If you’re more into throw-together dishes, here are 33 ideas for quick and healthy meals! These, of course, can be considered macro-friendly dinner ideas as well! I especially love meal prepping for dinner because, let’s be honest, after a long day of work, errands, taking…

A great recipe for Double Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies from the amazing Skinnytaste cookbook with a sneaky healthy ingredient that you would never guess was in the mix. I’ve done some crazy, unconventional things in my baking, like adding black beans to fudgy, kid-friendly cookies, but using avocados in place of butter is totally new to me! As crazy as it sounds, it works! For these chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies made with chunks…

33 Healthy Throw-Together Meals When I think about how I cook from week-to-week, it’s really basic and definitely not fancy like what you might see on social media. Maybe I’ll make one new recipe each week, but, for the most part, I’m mostly cooking family favorites and simple throw-together meals. And, truthfully, most of which aren’t even “official” recipes, but they’re still nutritious and delicious! 🙂 I personally love to switch up our meals from week-to-week, but I…

Hi, friends! I wanted to show you guys another favorite throw-together meal. This one I call a “meal prep salsa cauliflower rice bowl.” It’s just 4 ingredients, nutritious, delicious, and super simple to make! 🙂 Really, I think you’ll want to add this meal to your regular rotation! 🙂 So, the first ingredient in this meal prep salsa cauliflower rice bowl is cauliflower rice – you can use fresh or frozen. I typically use frozen just for…

This No-Fail Chimichurri Sauce with fresh cilantro, olive oil and garlic is an easy recipe that’s bursting with bold flavors. Serve as a salad dressing, dip, or add to grilled chicken and fish. Vegan and gluten-free. A sauce can make or break a recipe. And when they’re good, they can take a simple recipe (or a bunch of random meal prep ingredients) to a whole new level. We love this super easy, no-fail chimichurri sauce…

I get a ton of requests for macro-friendly meal prep recipes, so that’s what I’ve got for you today – starting with the first meal of the day: breakfast! From eggs to oats to breakfast cookies, there’s a mix of sweet and savory recipes to keep your breakfast game exciting and delicious! Macro-Friendly Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes Healthy Broccoli & Parmesan Hash Brown Bake This healthier hash brown bake with broccoli, egg whites, and parmesan…

These air fryer chickpea tacos make a tasty, meat-free option for Taco Tuesday. Full of fiber and plant protein, they are both healthy and delicious. Vegan and gluten-free. We love a good (protein-packed) meatless meal in our house, and these vegan crispy chickpea tacos fit the bill. Need a new recipe for Taco Tuesday? Hey, I’ve got you covered. Like most of the recipes that come out of the CNC kitchen, these tacos can me…

Does anyone else get stuck on food kicks? Right now, I’m all about this super easy Macro-Friendly Peanut Sauce that I’ve been making non-stop lately. I just whip up a big batch at the start of the week and then pour it on EVERYTHING! I swear, it makes a so-so meal taste amazing! Hooray for Easy Macro-Friendly Peanut Sauce! I mean, how doesn’t love a homemade peanut sauce, right? Trust me, you need it in…

These Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos are ridiculously easy to make with just 4 main ingredients. Whip them up in less than 15 minutes flat – a healthy and flavorful meal for Taco Tuesday! Gluten-free & dairy-free.   [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”UvYvB4MG” upload-date=”2019-08-27T16:05:38.000Z” name=”Air Fryer Shimp Tacos” description=”Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos”]     How good do these tacos look? Can you believe they take less than 15 minutes to throw together? Thank you, air fryer! Seriously love that…

Holy goodness, this Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl is incredible. I’ve made it so many times over the years, and I still can’t get enough of it. I’m obsessed. I love that it’s a single-serving recipe, so I’m not tempted by a whole batch of cookies. It’s hard to say no when they’re fresh out of the oven! This Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl only requires 6 wholesome ingredients – many of which you might…

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