If you’ve been following me on social media for a while, you may have noticed that I really love to make a whole bunch of recipes on Sundays in preparation for the week ahead. During the week, I’m often quite busy and tend to be running around a lot, which is why I’m always on the lookout for tasty recipes that I can take with me. This need provided inspiration for my little third book, On the Go. I wrote in response to your requests that is full of all sorts of Powerfood recipes that can be taken with you, to-go. I thought this was a great idea seeing as I’m a firm believer that we should all spend more time cooking our own food and do our best to eat less take-out and pre-made food purchased from gas stations or corner stores. I believe that when you cook something yourself, you have a deeper connection to what you are eating and you are more aware of what you are putting in your body. It also makes you value your food more. Not having the time isn’t an excuse, if you ask me. It’s all about getting your priorities straight.
So, on Sundays, I spend a couple of hours in the kitchen baking and prepping for the coming days. I tend to choose recipes that can be kept in the freezer or ones that stay good for up to a week, like my breakfast muffins, broccoli sandwiches, banana breads or cookies. This way I have a supply of my own powerfood for the entire week, to take with me when I’m running around or at work – so convenient and… tasty! ; ) Below is a list of the top-5 #SundayPrepping recipes that make me the happiest. Click on the dishes below for links to the full recipes.
There really is nothing better than homemade granola. It is so easy to make it yourself and you know exactly what is in it and what isn’t – like unnecessary sweeteners. What’s more, you can also add your own favorite goodies to the mix. Sounds good, right? Allow the granola to cool fully before storing it in a large Weck jar that’s airtight so that your granola keeps its crunch!
2. Get up & go muffins
I’ve already seen these delicious breakfast items make an appearance on Instagram. It’s great to know that you guys like them as much as I do 😉 This is a typical #SundayPrepping recipe that’s super easy to make and guarantees a tasty morning snack every day of the week. Store them in an airtight container, freeze them and take one out at a time, allowing it to thaw for about an hour before eating. That way they’ll stay deliciously fresh and flavorful.
3. Banana bread
What’s not to love about banana bread? There are so many variations on this banana bread recipe that you can experiment with. I recently made a version with chocolate and another with carrots and pecans. So yum! Tip: Allow the loaf to cool fully, then slice the loaf into pieces and freeze them individually (divided by a piece of parchment paper) so that you can grab a slice at a time for a quick breakfast or as a snack on the go.
4. Snack cookies
Have you been searching for an easy, vegan and super tasty cookie recipe? Look no further. This is the one! These snack cookies are ready in no time flat and are nice and crispy thanks to being baked in the oven. Making cookies is one of the best ways to spend a Sunday morning if you ask me! You? ; ) Keep them in a large airtight container for as long as they last! Haha!
5. Almond butter
I wholeheartedly recommend this nutty spread. The only thing you need is (self-roasted) almonds, a bit of sea salt and a food processor or powerful blender. Has your almond butter reached a level of creamy perfection? Store it in a glass Weck jar and it’ll keep for at least three months! I often spread it on a crunchy cracker or blend it into a smoothie or cake batter. So tasty!
That’s it! Now I’m super curious to know what your favorite powerfoods are that you like to make on a Sunday to last you the rest of the week. Share the results of your #SundayPrepping with me on social media via #renskroes or drop me a line in the comments! ; )
Enjoy your Sunday!