You guys know I love a good prep Sunday, but I don’t think it needs to be an all-or-none thing. I don’t think you need to go into your kitchen on Sunday and spend four hours prepping everything for the whole week. So what the heck are you supposed to do if you want to eat healthy? Basically, how to meal prep when you hate meal prep? I think a lot of us see those photos…

These meal prep tools make meal prep quick and convenient. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your meals with these handy kitchen tools.  As you probably know, I’m a big fan of meal prep. Honestly, it removes so much stress from my week. And, yes, while it takes a few extra minutes to pick out what we’ll eat each week, I’ve done it enough now that it’s just part of my…

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….

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…

Greetings from somewhere over Minnesota! Are you ready for some meal prep hacks for a long flight? Oh, I bet you are! 😉 I was up and at ’em this morning to catch an early-morning flight across the country to Seattle to visit the Brooks Running team and fellow #runhappy ambassadors. The flight is nearly 6 hours long, so I packed all sorts of food, including breakfast and lunch as well as snacks (just in…

The CNC Power Hour Meal Prep Plan is a series where I help you get in and out of the kitchen in 1 hour or less. I’ll show you how I meal prep quickly and efficiently to set up our family for healthy eating success. Every plan is different and will change from week-to-week. Feel free to customize ingredients and recipes to fit your lifestyle and dietary preferences! You don’t need to spends HOURS in…

These chewy Meal Prep Ninja Breakfast Cookies taste like carrot cake, and are full of wholesome ingredients, fiber, and protein. Plus, they make for an easy breakfast or grab-and-go snack!  Meal prep is my jam and so are cookies. Any long-time readers remember Cookie Fridays on the blog way back when? I love cookies, but I don’t love starting my mornings high on sugar. So, I created these Meal Prep Ninja Breakfast Cookies that taste…

Recently, a follower on Instagram asked me about my go-to meal prep Sunday recipes. She was about to have a minor surgery that would sideline her for most of the week, so she wanted “just the essentials” for food prepping. I’m allllll about keeping it simple in the kitchen, especially when it comes to meal prep. I don’t always have the time to devote more than 30 minutes to meal prep. And, honestly, sometimes I…

You guys know I’m all about easy, macro-friendly recipes, especially if I can prep them ahead of time. Sunday is typically my food prep day in the kitchen, so the more meal prep ideas I have, the better! I really love starting the week with some of my favorite recipes at least semi-prepped, so dinnertime doesn’t feel as daunting, especially mid-week when I’m just not in the mood to cook. I sometimes lose my cooking…

With the Thanksgiving holiday just days away, next week is probably a short week for you with regard to meal prep. I know that for me, when I know I’m traveling or have a holiday coming up, I need to adjust my meal prep plan. Even just prepping a few items can make all the difference when it comes to healthy eating, but, of course, you don’t want to waste food either. That said, here…

I’ve partnered with Applegate Farms to bring you this easy and delicious, make-ahead breakfast recipe. It’s one that you can whip up on your food prep day and enjoy throughout the week. As always, thank you for supporting CNC, and I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe! I’m one of those people who goes to bed thinking about what I want to eat for breakfast the next morning. Anyone else? I swear having…

Especially during a holiday week like this one, TGIF quickly turns into Sunday Funday, and it’s time to get ready for the upcoming week. You can’t party-hearty forever! You know if you plan ahead and put in a little work now, your whole week will go so much smoother… not to mention you’ll save money, decrease stress, possibly avoid ordering take-out and have more time to enjoy yourself – all wins in my book! Still reluctant…

Hi, friends! As you know, I’m ALL about breakfast. It’s easy my favorite meal of the day. And if it’s on-point, both taste- and nutrition-wise, the rest of my eats will typically follow suit. A healthy breakfast really sets the tone for the day, which is why I often suggest to my nutrition clients that they get it squared away at the start of the week – whether it’s prepped ahead or something that’s literally…

Happy Monday, friends! Quinn and I had quite the weekend together. Mal was away, so it was just the two of us and we ended up staying quite busy! Friday I picked up Quinn from school on Friday afternoon, and we headed straight to Target. The kid is obsessed – I mean, aren’t we all? He loves looking at the toys. And, this time, I let him get one – a new Transformer, and he…

Hi, friends! Just popping in real quick with a new recipe that I whipped up yesterday. I was away for the weekend, so I did the majority of my meal prep yesterday, including making a batch of these breakfast cookies. Recently, you might have noticed that I’m really digging rice cakes with peanut butter, banana, and sometimes ground flax for breakfast. It’s simple, delicious, satisfying, and mostly nutritious. I say “mostly” because rice cakes don’t have…