Big Batch Protein Muffins [peanut butter chocolate chip]

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, Snack4 Comments

With 7g protein and 3g fibre, these protein muffins are great to keep in the freezer for a quick, healthy, and filling breakfast! Makes 60 muffins. This post contains affiliate links. As a kid we always had muffins in the freezer, ready to defrost for a quick breakfast. It only occurred to me the other day that this was a form of “batch cooking”… or batch baking, rather. Yeah, my mom was the original mealprepper, 30 years ahead of her time. #mymomiscoolerthanyourmom I pretty much always double a muffin recipe. If I’m going to take the time to bake muffins, … Read More

A Veggie “Meal Prep” Plan: how to stock your kitchen to eat more veggies

Jessica Penner, RDNutrition, Recipes, SIde DishLeave a Comment

With this veggie meal prep plan you’ll have 5 different types of veggies in stock so that the easy choice is also the healthy choice! This post contains affiliate links. My foundational food recommendation across the board for anyone and everyone is to always include a fruit or a veggie at every meal or snack. Does that sound overwhelming to you? With a little bit of both planning and keeping your home stocked strategically, it can be very doable! (hint: you don’t HAVE to be eating fresh produce all the time!) A little planning, a little prepping can go a … Read More

How to Roast Nearly Any Vegetable [+video]

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Roasted Broccoli

An easy tutorial for learning how to roast vegetables in the oven using my show stopping all-purpose seasoning! (This post contains affiliate links) If you read nearly any food blog post it inevitable starts with a lot of gushing about how the recipe is now this person’s new all-time favourite food ever! And then you see the next post and it says the exact same thing. The cynic in you is probably doubting how every single recipe surpasses the one before. Now that I’m a food blogger, I totally get it. When you create and test a recipe, it’s hard … Read More

Sourdough Pancakes (the MOST fluffy pancakes EVER!)

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Sourdough pancakes are the tastiest and fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever eat! Plus read my tips on how to make perfect pancakes every single time!  What team are you on? Team blueberry, chocolate chip, or plain? Whatever your answer, these fluffy sourdough pancakes are delicious! I feel like the only person in the world who doesn’t enjoy syrup on pancakes! Even as a kid when I would inhale ALL the sweet things. I never liked how it made the pancakes soggy. At home we would set out a variety of toppings like peanut butter, nutella, and fruit. At camp I would … Read More

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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Chicken fajitas with avocado sauce and cheddar cheese

Very little prep work & hands-on time go into making these easy sheet pan chicken fajitas! Includes instructions to use either fresh or frozen chicken breasts. Sheet pan dinners are such a brilliant, yet simple idea that it makes you scratch your head and go “why has no one thought to do this before?” They are so stinking easy and always turn out so well! A lot of dishes where you would have originally thought to cook in a frying pan such as fajitas, perogies, or even gnocchi, you can just throw on a sheet pan, toss in the oven, … Read More

Turmeric Falafel Bowl

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Turmeric Falafel Bowl (vegan, gluten free)

This turmeric falafel bowl is vegan soul food in a bowl! Fresh greens, earthy beets, and sweet dates compliment the spicy falafels and umami filled dressing. “With dishes as tasty as this turmeric falafel bowl I could definitely go vegan!” True words I spoke to my husband today. But then we had a good chuckle because he knows how much I also love fine European cheese, and going out for a special steak dinner. So no, while I don’t foresee myself ever excluding myself from animal products entirely, we do eat a lot of vegan meals in our house. I … Read More

Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

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Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

Black bean enchiladas with bell peppers, onions, and the easiest homemade red enchilada sauce! Top with a healthy avocado cream sauce. I have to address something first and foremost: do not be intimidated by this recipe! I’m afraid you’re going to scroll down, see the long list of ingredients, and get scared away from making it. But it’s really not that bad! The recipe is broken up into 3 parts: Enchilada sauce Avocado cream sauce Making the enchiladas To spread your work time apart, you can make the sauces one day and then assemble it all the next day. If … Read More