The other day, I asked on Instagram (I'm obsessed with IG stories), "What would you like to see on the blog?" I got some great feedback and, to be honest, I am pretty excited to write some posts this month. Up first? On-the-go meals that don't break the bank! I'm talking perfect for working moms, those back-to-school lunches, parents who feel like they're running a taxi service out of their car, university students with crazy schedules, and anyone else who has to take lunch and snacks to go. Are you thinking what I'm thinking, friends? Let's round up these recipes, shall we?!
Butter With a Side of Bread is on point with naming her blog and sharing these pancake bites! We use the Kodiak Cakes protein pancake mix from Costco whenever we make protein pancakes, but I might have to check out Krusteaz! Get the recipe for these pancake bites here!
Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats
I mean, come on... you can have your coffee and drink it too, friends, with this Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats. This breakfast from Love and Zest has that delicious coffee flavour we all love (and, as moms, rely on), as well as a protein boost to get your day off to a good start. Grab and go and out the door; recipe here!
Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Stop! Don't go through that drive-thru! Put down that Egg McMuffin! Instead, check out Damn Delicious and this recipe for Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches. Ditch the fast food option with the recipe here.
Egg and Quinoa Breakfast Muffins
Healthy. Freezer-friendly. Grab-and-go out the door. I mean, what more could you ask for in your meal prep? Sweet Peas and Saffron is known for meal prep for busy people, so you know you need to check out this Quinoa Egg Breakfast Muffins. You can find the recipe here.
I mean, anything from a blog called Recipe Rebel is going to be delish, right? Banana Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins for busy mornings when you need a fast breakfast for you, your kids, your husband... unless, you don't want to share, of course. Get the recipe here!
What I love the most about Chelsea's Messy Apron's recipe for Greek Couscous Salad is that she gives meal prep tips to help you make this salad ahead of time and take it to go! (Well, that, and it's freakin' delicious). Grab the recipe on her site here!
You can find about a million mason jar salad recipes on Pinterest, but ... can you trust everything you read on the Internet? (Hint: the answer is no). However, the recipes you find on Sarah Kaminski's site are tried, tested, and true to tasting delicious. Find her 8 mason jar salad recipes here. And while you're over there, you should probably check out the rest of her good eats!
Ok, you can't give this one to your kids (#NoPeanutZone) but I don't think you'd want to share this Chopped Thai Chicken Salad from Little Spice Jar anyway! Make it on the weekend and you've got a ridiculously delicious lunch for the entire week! Find the recipe here.
Whether you call them garbanzo beans or chickpeas, this protein + fibre-filled salad from Vanilla and Bean is perfect to prep on a Sunday for the work week. Find the recipe here.
Once I finished drooling over this recipe from Paleo Gluten Free Eats, I knew I had to share. It'd be rude not to. Get this Grilled Garlic Lime Chicken Fajita Salad ready on the weekend, store in single-use containers, and grab-and-go throughout the week! Find the recipe here.
Lunches + Dinners
This Beef + Broccoli dish, from Life Made Sweeter, is easy to prep on the weekend (or to make and save the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch!) Find the recipe here.
Easy to make, easy to grab and go, and a delicious recipe straight from Jar of Lemons. I would probably eat at Chipotle weekly if we had one in our city, but I think this meal prepped burrito bowl can help satisfy that craving. Grab the recipe here.
My family goes crazy for any recipe that has Sriracha in the name ... and I'm not kidding, anything that doesn't they cover in hot sauce anyway. This recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny will be a fan favourite! Get the delish meatball recipe here.
Hashtag DROOL. This bowl from Half Baked Harvest can be eaten hot or cold and I already know my stepson will be loving this lunch come back-to-school time! Go get your shawarma on with the recipe here.
I regularly trick my family with veggie swaps so I know this Sweet Peas and Saffron would get the thumbs up in our house. Plus, it's like eating a bowl of pasta that's really a salad! Grab your spiralizer and get the recipe here.
5 Simple Snack Boxes for Busy People
Every single one of these combos from Beachbody's blog looks delish. Grab the recipes here!
From Sugar Free Mom, these chips will satisfy that salty craving for sure! They can be made in the oven or in a dehydrator. Get the Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips recipe here.
Need a mid-afternoon sweet treat? These chocolate brownie energy bites from MOMables are sure to do the trick; make them on the weekend and you'll have a go-to snack for every day of the week! Get the recipe here.
Bless This Mess shares 10 easy and healthy snacks that you can prep ahead - in jars!! Find the recipes here.
Too many good snack ideas on this Greatist list to not share. Now you've got no excuses not to get enough protein! Find all the ideas here.
What are your favourite on-the-go meals?