Healthy Meal Prep Ideas

Make lunch count! These are my go-to healthy meal prep ideas, packable make-ahead recipes, and even my favorite meal prep containers.

It’s February, which means that we’re a whole month past the “healthy new year” enthusiasm that we all might have had 34 days ago when the clock struck January 2nd… but I’m here to tell you that you it’s ok(!) if you turned to cheesy comfort food during the polar vortex or if you’re craving chocolate now that Valentine’s Day is getting close. In my opinion, life is too short to (ever) feel guilty about food and one thing that helps me feel balanced is to aim for a healthy lunch. When I worked in an office, the lunches I…

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Healthier Game Day Recipes

My favorite fun & flavorful vegetarian main dishes, appetizers, and snacks for game day! Plenty of vegan and gluten-free options included.

It’s game day week! Not that we’re big sports fans, but I am a big fan of any day where it’s perfectly acceptable to eat all of the spicy, salsa-smothered, avocado-filled foods that I crave. So I’m sharing my healthier versions of traditional party favorites that don’t sacrifice in flavor because, well, foods like avocados, black beans, spicy peppers, and fresh salsa just taste good and are good for you! Chipotle Cauliflower Nachos with Pineapple Salsa (pictured above) The star of this nacho recipe is the oozy, smoky chipotle cauliflower “cheese.” Yep, that’s right, the queso you see pictured is actually a…

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My Favorite Easy Summer Recipes

A round up of simple vegetarian summer dishes that elevate peak-season produce. Find ideas for delicious soups, salads, pastas, sandwiches, and more!

This is how I feel about summer cooking: I don’t want to spend tons of time in the kitchen, but I DO want to make meals at home using all of the seasonal produce that is so stunning at this time of year. The nice thing about summer cooking is that since the ingredients are so wonderful, you don’t have to do much to them in order to make a great dish. Click on the pictures to go to the full recipes: Blackberry Basil Pizza This is the easiest recipe in this post! Because blackberries and basil are such flavorful…

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

11 healthy lunch ideas that pack well for work! You'll look forward to lunch with these yummy veggie bowls, salads, sandwiches, soups and more!

I think lunch is the most important meal of the day. Ok, that’s not true, I think ALL meals are the most important meal of the day, and it’s a rare day that I would skip breakfast, lunch, or dinner because when one is over, all I can think about is the next! When I worked in an office, the lunches that I packed were the best lunches I’d eat that week. They were the meals that kept me on a healthy track because when 12pm rolls around and you’re starving, it’s easy to go out and grab the closest…

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Almost-Spring Recipes

I think it’s safe to say that no matter what climate you live in, we’re all experiencing a version of spring fever. It’s been exceptionally beautiful in Austin lately which makes me want to cook (or in some cases, just assemble) meals that are light and fresh and full of green things. Here are some of my favorites that I’ve been in the mood for lately. Click on the photos or the links to go to the full recipes. Spring Broccolini & Kale Quinoa Bowls (pictured above) These are packed with roasted chickpeas, broccolini, radishes, herbs, and avocado. Serve with a…

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.