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Make-Ahead & Meal Prep

Homemade croutons are so easy to make - these baked, whole grain, 4 ingredient croutons will transform your soups and salads into something completely irresistible. Get the salad topping recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Homemade Croutons – 4 ingredients! {baked} – VIDEO

Filling, satisfying, and flavorful. This lentil salad recipe with feta, lemon, and parsley is perfect for meal prep days and stores well in the fridge for healthy eating all week. Get the healthy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Lentil Salad Recipe with Feta, Lemon and Parsley

This Black Bean Dip Recipe makes a great sandwich spread - comes together in seconds, flavored by taco seasoning and unbelievably creamy thanks to avocado. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Black Bean Dip Recipe – also a great sandwich spread!

Start Valentine's Day with a healthy and fun breakfast! This Heart Shaped Strawberry Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe with Chocolate Topping is everything you need to get your day off to a LOVEly start. Get the easy and fun breakfast idea on RachelCooks.com!

Heart Shaped Strawberry Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe with Chocolate Topping

Ever go out to eat just for that irresistible salsa? You won't believe how easy it is to make restaurant style salsa at home. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Restaurant Style Salsa – the best! (with Video)

This kale salad keeps really well in your fridge - great for healthy eating all week! The honey dijon dressing softens the kale perfectly. Get the healthy recipe on RachelCooks.com. Great for weekly meal prep fans!

Kale Salad with Farro and Honey Dijon Dressing

This Thai freekeh salad with peanut ginger dressing packs a punch of flavor and nutrition. It keeps great in the fridge - perfect for weekend food prep! Get the easy and healthy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Thai Freekeh Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Egg White Breakfast Bake with Spiralized Sweet Potato and Spinach is simple to make, colorful, and the perfect make-ahead breakfast! Get the healthy breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Egg White Breakfast Bake with Sweet Potato and Spinach

This healthy and creamy southwestern black bean dip only uses four ingredients and one packs an extra punch of protein. You'll love this for dipping or for spreading on sandwiches. Get the easy appetizer or snack recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Healthy Southwestern Black Bean Dip (secret ingredient) – with VIDEO

These lemon poppy seed cookies will be a dose of extra sunny cheerfulness on your cookie platters. They're easy to make and the cream cheese adds an amazing depth to the flavor. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies with Cream Cheese – Slice & Bake

This herbed feta dip recipe will be the star of your next holiday gathering! It's tangy and unbelievably flavorful thanks to tons of fresh herbs - including one that may surprise you! Get the easy appetizer recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Herbed Feta Dip Recipe (with video)

These buckwheat pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, resulting in a beautiful nutty flavor. They're filling, healthy, and a great way to start the day. Get the easy breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Buckwheat Pancakes

Kick your cranberry sauce game up a notch with this flavorful orange cranberry sauce with cardamom! People will be asking what your secret ingredient is. Get the recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving on RachelCooks.com!

Orange Cranberry Sauce with Cardamom

Don't settle for cranberry sauce from a can - this flavorful cinnamon apple cranberry sauce is super simple to make and can even be made a day or two in advance! Get the easy Thanksgiving recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Easy Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce

Perfect for parties, this slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

This homemade mild curry powder will transform any dish - the mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves and more is irresistible. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Homemade Mild Curry Powder

egg white muffins in pan close up with broccoli

Egg White Muffins with Sausage and Broccoli (VIDEO)

Whether you're entertaining or just looking for an easy dinner with great leftovers - this maple dijon ham is for you. Bonus: SLOW COOKER. Totally hands-off! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Ham

This creamy southwestern orzo salad is the perfect blend of spicy, creamy, and crispy. The bold flavors make this salad not only a crowdpleaser at gatherings, but also a great lunch! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Creamy Southwestern Orzo Salad

This Greek Marinade for Grilled Chicken is flavorful and made with pantry staples - don't grill plain chicken ever again. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Greek Style Chicken Marinade – perfect for grilling!

Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins - Get the Easy Recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins & More Lunch Ideas

This Sweet and Tangy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette has become my go-to salad dressing. It comes together quickly with household staples and is a major crowd-pleaser! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com.

Sweet and Tangy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette | with video

Greek Pasta Salad with Feta - this is a easy, filling, and delicious pasta salad that is perfect for picnics and bbqs. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Greek Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

Fruit Salad Parfaits with a Sweet Shortbread Cookie Crumble - Perfect for breakfast or dessert! Get the easy and fun recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Fruit Salad Parfaits with Shortbread Cookie Crumble