Hi guys! *waves* It’s so nice to be back! I wish I could say I had a wonderful time relaxing and recouping over the past month, but in all honesty, I’ve been sick as a dog for the majority of the time I’ve been gone.
I have some sort of cold/flu/virus-from-hell that I can’t seem to shake, which pretty much means my entire vacation has been spent binge watching TV in my jammies. Which is only fun for about the first 36 hours or so. And then you want to go enjoy the beautiful cottage you rented on the shore of Lake Superior. Or drink craft beer with the family that you only get to see once a year. Or, you know, not feel like a walking snot factory. Oh well. I guess that’s life, isn’t it?
(Photo in Duluth, Minnesota, the day before I got really sick and still had a smile on my face.)
I’m trying really hard to get back to normal now that we are home and vacation is over, but if I’m being honest, I’m only operating at about 50% right now (my doctors say it’s just a nasty virus, nothing to be worried about, but lordy, am I over having it). So I might be in and out over the next few days while I try to rest up and join the land of the living again. Please bear with me. Thank you SO much for your patience! Thankfully, I made sure to have this AWESOME meal prep recipe ready to go before I got sick. Woohoo for planning, amirite?
Even though I (usually, not so much this year) love taking late summer off from the blog each year to get reinsipired, one thing that I’m sad to miss each year is prime back-to-school season! Lunch-packing and meal-prep are two of the arenas of healthy eating that I’m the most passionate and knowledgable about, so it’s a bummer to bow out during the time of year when folks need that info the most. There is something about the start of a new school year that almost feels like a second January 1st—a chance for a fresh start for everyone in the family!
I pretty much missed back-to-school in my part of the country (kids went back at the end of July), but I know some kids don’t start back until now or even after Labor Day—and hey, we can all use a good lunch recipe anytime of year, right? Enter my Meal Prep Veggie Stir Fry. It’s healthy. Its plant-based. And you can make four adult-size lunches in about 30 minutes. This is back-to-school done healthy!