A week of comforting dinners that will give us the energy and sustenance to tackle the big problems head-on.
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I always appreciate the comfort that my favorite meals provide (something we could all use right about now), even if they only help me feel better for just a little while. This week’s comfort food dinners hit the spot, with recipes like Spaghetti & Meatballs, Potsticker & Vegetable Soup and Skillet Chili Mac. Of course, food can’t always be our coping mechanism when we’re uncomfortable, but it can help by giving us energy and sustenance to tackle the big problems head-on.

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loaded sheet pan nachos with salsa

My comfort food cravings typically change depending on the time of the year. Like right now, the Skillet Chili Mac sounds really good to me, because it is, but also because it’s what we make over the fire when we go camping each summer (cue the special memories). And don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t have nachos for dinner, especially when they’re as good as Thursday’s Loaded Sheet-Pan Nachos. I’ll be ending the week with takeout to support a local restaurant and suggest you do too, if you can.

I hope you all stay safe and do what you can to spread kindness this week <3.

Sunday: Nonna's Spaghetti & Meatballs (I skip the veal and up the amount of ground beef to 1 pound)

Friday: Take-out from a local restaurant

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Meal-Prep Breakfast


These yummy muffins are full of everything you'd expect in the bakery favorite—carrots, apple and raisins, topped with nuts and toasted wheat germ for some extra fiber. Make a batch of the beginning of the week to have on hand for easy breakfasts and snacks.

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Treat Yourself

Super-Simple Salty Dog

Fresh grapefruit, honey and jalapeños (if you like things spicy) make for a tart and juicy cocktail. A dash of vodka and and a salted rim and you’re good to go.

Get the Recipe: Super-Simple Salty Dog

ThePrep | Week of 6/6/20 - 6/12/20