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Prep-ahead breakfasts & lunches : 75 no-fuss recipes to save you time & money
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Make-ahead breakfasts: Simple egg dishes and breakfast sandwiches -- Quick breakfast breads -- Hot and cold cereals that satisfy ; Make ahead lunches: One-bowl wonders -- Salads on the go -- Must-have sandwiches, wraps ad more -- Easy soups, stews and chilis -- Make-ahead desserts ; Pantry staples.
"This new recipe collection from Alea Milham, author of Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch and founder of the blog Premeditated Leftovers, is bursting with fresh, time-saving ways to fuel your family and yourself. Ready to end the days of skipped breakfasts and takeout lunches? With Alea's expert advice, you'll have your fridge stocked with homemade grab-and-go meals, full of ingredients you can feel good about. Simple do-ahead techniques help you savor even the busiest weekday mornings. Find breakfasts the whole family will enjoy, with options like Italian Vegetable Mini Frittatas, Garlic and Rosemary Sweet Potato Pancakes and Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal. Packing lunch doesn't have to mean the same old soggy salad! Batch cooking and ingredient prep make grabbing a flavorful meal from your lunch bag a no-brainer. Try the Bourbon Beef and Quinoa Bowl, Chopped Chimichurri Steak Salad and Chicken Marsala Pockets. Skip the pre-packaged snacks and try Alea's recipes for your own treats and desserts, too. Prep-ahead meals take planning, so let Alea do the hard work for you. Recipes include instructions on how to store and reheat each dish, taking the guesswork out of meal prep. This book will help you build money-saving shopping habits and adopt clever cooking strategies that stick. From flavorful hot cereals and breakfast breads to one-bowl wonders and salads on the go, quick morning and afternoon meals will become the highlight of your day."--provided by


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You don't have to skip breakfast or buy lunch every day because you didn't have time to make a meal before work. Alea Milham--founder of the blog Premeditated Leftovers with a combined following of nearly 210,000--makes breakfast exciting and healthy with homemade meals such as Fajita Egg Puffs, Garlic and Rosemary Sweet Potato Pancakes, Philly Cheese Steak Breakfast Casserole and Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal. Avoid falling into bought lunch ruts with recipes like Bourbon Beef and Quinoa Bowl, Chimichurri Steak Salad and Vegetable Alfredo Calzone. Alea even has recipes to make your own sides and condiments. From Breakfast Breads and Smoothies to One-Bowl Wonders and Salads on the Go, these prep-ahead meals will make you look forward to work mornings and lunch breaks. This book will include 75 recipes and 75 full-color photographs.

Author Notes

Alea Milham is the author of Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch and the founder of the food blog Premeditated Leftovers. She has been featured on QVC. and MSN Money, among others. Alea lives in Reno, Nevada.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In her second cookbook (after Premeditated Leftovers), food blogger Milham thoughtfully addresses the needs of home cooks with busy lives, providing practical yet delectable solutions for breakfast and lunch. The book opens with such accessible egg creations as Caprese egg cups drizzled with a balsamic-honey reduction; ham and broccoli quiches with hash brown crusts; and Cajun egg and pork sausage croissant sandwiches. Her "Quick Breakfast Breads" are equally tempting, with dishes such as jalapeño corn bread waffles and chai-spiced carrot cake muffins. Milham relies on healthy food staples to craft satisfying lunches, such as spaghetti squash noodles with garlic butter sauce; raspberry-balsamic quinoa bowls served with berries and salmon; and taco cauliflower-rice soup. She also provides recipes for hearty salads like chopped steak salad with chimichurri dressing, barbecue salad with broiled pork, and southwestern chicken salad lettuce wraps. There's also a make-ahead dessert chapter with recipes for mocha brownie bites and a raspberry-pear crumble. Throughout, Milham provides helpful time-saving and money-saving tips such as batch cooking, freezing cooked food for future consumption, and reheating techniques. This is a great go-to guide for do-ahead breakfast and lunch preparations. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

Milham follows Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch with new make-ahead and freezer-friendly breakfasts and lunches. Practical, inexpensive recipes such as pizza breakfast cups, Catalina chicken taco pasta salad and hearty steak and mushroom stew heavily favor Italian, American, and Mexican flavor profiles. While the recipes may strike some readers as utilitarian, they'll thrill meal prep enthusiasts who like to batch-cook on weekends. VERDICT Recommended for busy families, this title pairs well with its predecessor and Polly Conner and Rachel Tiemeyer's From Freezer to Table. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Part 1 Make-Ahead Breakfastsp. 13
Chapter 1 Simple Egg Dishes and Breakfast Sandwichesp. 15
Chapter 2 Quick Breakfast Breadsp. 41
Chapter 3 Hot and Cold Cereals that Satisfyp. 65
Part 2 Make-Ahead Lunchesp. 81
Chapter 4 One-Bowl Wondersp. 85
Chapter 5 Salads on the Gop. 117
Chapter 6 Must-have Sandwiches, Wraps and morep. 135
Chapter 7 Easy Soups, Stews and Chilisp. 153
Chapter 8 Make-Ahead Dessertsp. 167
Part 3 Pantry Staplesp. 188
Acknowledgmentsp. 200
About the Authorp. 201
Indexp. 202