Easy Lunch to Prep at Night and Take to Work

I get it, we’re all busy and you can’t always spend a lot of time cooking. But if you still want to bring your own lunch to work, here is a salad we’ve started making that you can very easily prep at night.


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Crock Pot Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Continuing with healthy recipes, here’s a lentil and sweet potato stew that can easily be made in the crock pot. The most work you have to do for this is some chopping, and then remember to throw it all in the crock pot. If you have a long work day, you can also start this at night and stop it when you wake up.

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Carrot Parsnip Soup

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic, so it’s been hard to have time to make dinner. But this soup is one of the easier soups to make. It is also a one pot soup, meaning not a lot of clean up. Plus it’s healthy. So if you’re like me, and ate a lot of Valentine’s Day cookies, this can help undo all that eating.

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Farro and Carrot Salad

One of my favorite bloggers, and now cookbook authors, is Deb Perelman who writes Smitten Kitchen. I’ve made a lot of recipes from her blog over the years, and I’ve loved every single thing. So I was really excited to try out the recipes in her cookbook, which my mom got me for Christmas. I was so fired up, I wanted to make something right when we got back to town, before I’d had time to go through and plan what to buy. Based on the ingredients I had, I was able to adapt one of her salads into my own creation. And although I’m sure the original version is scrumptious, my salad turned out delicious as well. This week is the third week in a row that we are having this for dinner. And for those of you looking for a new cookbook, I highly recommend picking this one up (I think my mom found it at Costco).

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Loaded Sweet Potatoes

The next post in my series of healthy but hearty dinners is loaded sweet potatoes. These are very easy to make and work as a great leftover lunch the next day as well. You could also alter the toppings if you don’t like some of the ones I used, or if you just want to clean out your cupboard/fridge.

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My Favorite Meal of the Week – Spicy Lentil Chickpea Soup

So I wanted to start the New Year off with a nice and healthy recipe for all of those people out there who have put getting healthy on their New Year’s Resolution List (or for those of us just needing to make up for all the eating done in the last 10 days). This soup has just the perfect amount of kick to keep you interested, but is full of healthy nutrients to keep you on track!

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My Favorite Meal of the Week – Kale Salad with Beets and Avocado Dressing

Yes, I admit it. I’m one of those people who loves kale. I put it in smoothies, I make kale chips, I throw it in soups, and salads. And this is my most recent kale obsession – a kale salad with beets and a tasty avocado dressing.


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My Favorite Meal of the Week – Crockpot Minestrone

So it’s that time of year where we really have to accept that winter is upon us and we won’t see sun for quite some time. And how do we cope with this? We eat warm, hearty foods sitting in front of the fire. This is a really easy crock pot dish that is perfect to come home to after a long day at work or school and then a commute back home in the rain. I actually doubled the recipe and have an additional 4 servings sitting in the freezer to get me through finals in the coming weeks.

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My Favorite Meal of the Week – Broccoli and White Bean Soup

Have any of you tried the broccoli pasta recipe I posted a few months ago? Well if you have, and you liked it, but want a healthy alternative, try this. It’s basically the same sauce turned into a soup and with white beans subbed in for dairy. So good!

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