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Make-Ahead & Meal Prep

Do you think a DELICIOUS, quick, budget-friendly meal is impossible? Well, it's not! This one dish Italian chicken and rice bake is here to save the day.

One Dish Italian Chicken and Rice Bake

Mix up your routine with a southwestern twist on a classic chicken salad recipe. You can prep it on the weekend - it's quick, easy and incredibly filling. Get the healthy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe – with video

These pepperoni pizza tortilla pinwheels make a fun appetizer or school lunch. Your kids will think they have hit the jackpot when they open their lunchbox! Get the easy make-ahead recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Pepperoni Pizza Tortilla Pinwheels

A salad so beautiful, you’ll barely want to eat it! But you’ll definitely want to because this southwestern chopped salad is full of flavor thanks to an easy to make dressing and tons of great vegetables. Get the fun mason jar salad recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Southwestern Chopped Salad in Mason Jar

One Pot Green Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Kale are a hearty vegetarian meal - easy to make and packed with nutrition and flavor, these are sure to become a favorite! Get the vegetarian recipe on RachelCooks.com!

One Pot Green Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

The perfect salad to keep in your fridge and grab at lunch time, this kale salad with apples and raisins is tangy, tart, sweet and full of flavorful nutrition. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Kale Salad with Apples and Golden Raisins

Slow cooker caramelized onions - for those times when you don't want to spend an hour caramelizing them on the stovetop - these cook while you sleep! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Start your day off with chocolate! These chocolate protein pancakes have multiple sources of great protein that will keep you full all morning long. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Chocolate Protein Pancakes {in the blender!}

This quinoa salad with avocado dressing, pinto beans, red bell pepper, and more is a hearty and filling salad that stores great in the fridge - it's perfect for lunches! Get the healthy and easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing and Pinto Beans

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

Overhead of white bowl filled to the brim with cranberry sauce, on tan and white striped cloth.

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