This week’s Meal Plan Monday is featuring, picnic sides, cookout favorites, tacos, quick dinner ideas and super fun cupcakes!
Judging by the recipes that y’all clicked on the most last week it looks like a lot of y’all are enjoying cookouts and fresh summer entrees right now and we wouldn’t have it any other way during the summer!
Lots of side dishes and potluck desserts are hitting Meal Plan Mondays lately and we’re thrilled to see all of the great ideas and recipes!
Berry Chia Granola Bars – these granola bars have blueberries and strawberries inside along with the nutritional punch of chia seeds. It’s like a berry cobbler, but in a granola bar.
I love having granola bars on hand for easy snacks or breakfasts on the go. I especially love when I have the time to make them myself instead of buying them in the store because I can control what goes in them (and what doesn’t!). Many of the store-bought versions are laden with sugar and ingredients that I can’t pronounce.
Because I love them so much & the convenience factor of having them on hand, I have several different recipes that I use to ensure that we never get tired of the same flavors and rotate them accordingly to what’s in season, what ingredients I have, or just what my tastebuds are craving at the moment.
And now to add to that favorites list are these delicious Berry Chia Granola Bars.
Chia seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very little calorie count and are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, & are a good source of protein. They really don’t have much flavor so they are a great thing to add to these granola bars for a nutritional power punch without it tasting like you’re eating ‘health food’, so to speak. I love them!
The chia seeds pair so well with the blueberries and strawberries in this recipe, and along with the oatmeal – they also do a really good job of filling you up.
Not only are they nutritious and delicious (oh lookie, I made a rhyme haha) – they are ridiculously easy to make too.
Hey Y’all, welcome to Meal Plan Monday #169! We’re so glad to have you join us this week.
Each week you find delicious recipes shared by our food blogger friends here at Meal Plan Monday and this week is no exception. We’ve got tons!
Make sure you check back on Monday to see all of the recipes.
In addition to the over one hundred tasty dishes, we have a few features to share with you. A few of those features are note-worthy sandwiches.
Let’s face it friends, when it is hot as blazes in the summer we tend to eat a few more sandwiches rather than cooking a big heavy meal.
So grab a sammie, some of that fresh corn salad, and a mud hen bar for dessert and let’s have a look at all of these amazing recipes. Better grab yourself a glass of tea while you’re at it. Now let’s get started.
These Cooked to Death Green Beans are the BEST EVER and my favorite way to cook them. You only need two ingredients & they are as easy as can be.
This, my friends, is my favorite way to cook green beans…
…and it’s so easy!
They are the most tender, most flavorful green beans I’ve ever had. The name of them comes from something my Mama says. When you ask her how she likes her green beans, she’ll tell you each and every time that she likes ’em ‘cooked to death’.
These are definitely cooked to death, and are my Mama’s (and mine!) kind-of green beans for sure.
I’d even go far enough to call them the best ever. They are seriously amazing, y’all.
When I mentioned they were easy, that is an understatement. Is there a level of easiness beyond just plain easy? Because that would be this recipe.
Hey y’all!! Welcome to another delicious edition of Meal Plan Monday! We have some seriously amazing-looking recipes to share this week! We just know you’re are going to find tons of great recipes this go-round! Just keep on scrolling. We’re so happy to have you back with us again!
Let’s start by sharing some of the yumminess from last week….
Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast – Strawberries and Cheesecake for breakfast? Yes please!
It’s strawberry season! I’ve gone down to the local ‘pick your own berries’ patch several times since berry season began and picked/ate/made jelly/made ALL. THE STRAWBERRY RECIPES.
All. Of. Them.
One of my favorites to make when their are fresh strawberries around is this Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast. I mean, it’s strawberry cheesecake but for breakfast. What’s not to love?
This French toast is stuffed with a creamy cheesecake filling & topped with a fresh strawberry sauce. It’s actually very simple to make too. You can use whatever kind of bread that you would like for this recipe. My personal preference(s) are sourdough, brioche, or plain white bread.
With so many fresh berries around right now, it’s the perfect time to make this. You really just can’t beat the flavors of the summertime berries! I will still buy fresh strawberries over the winter, but they just aren’t the same. You know?