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A sheet pan full of Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola with a large wooden spoon scooping it up.

Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola

Close up of a dumpling being dipped into a bowl of Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Close up overhead view of pork chops in the skillet with vegetables, covered with sweet and sour sauce.

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Vegetables

Overhead view of one bowl of no churn balsamic peach ice cream with waffle cone and a fresh peach on the side.

No Churn Balsamic Peach Ice Cream

A bowl of Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad surrounded by crackers and vegetables.

Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

Close up side view of Soy Glazed Eggplant in the skillet, topped with peanuts and green onion

Soy Glazed Eggplant

Two grilled chicken breasts coated in homemade bbq sauce in a dish, one sliced into strips, and a fork dipping a piece of chicken into a bowl of sauce.

Homemade BBQ Sauce (no ketchup)

Front view of a bowl of BBQ Beef and Beans topped with cheddar and green onion, and a fork lifting a bite.

BBQ Beef and Beans

A wooden plate full of baked sweet potato fries drizzled with peanut lime dressing and topped with cilantro, peanuts, and red pepper.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Peanut Lime Dressing

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad divided between meal prep containers, dressing being poured.

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

A spoon lifting some peanut lime dressing out of a bow, squeezed lime and cilantro on the side.

Peanut Lime Dressing

A pineapple protein smoothie in a tall glass with a paper straw, next to a whole pineapple and a small bowl of pineapple chunks

Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Close up of One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice in the skillet.

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Close up side view of a marinated portobello mushroom burger topped with a slice of tomato and two red onion rings.

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Overhead view of a spoon dug into a Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Front view of chopsticks picking up a slice of mushroom out of a Gochujang Mushroom Bowl.

Gochujang Mushroom Bowls

Three rectangular glass meal prep containers with Ground Turkey Stir Fry and Brown Rice

Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Close up shot of Banana Flax Muffins in paper liners

Banana Flax Muffins

Sesame Tempeh Bowls being eaten with chopsticks

Sesame Tempeh Bowls

Close up of a bowl of Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Kale Mashed Potatoes

Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Kale Mashed Potatoes

Meal prepped Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Bowls in round glass bowls

Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Bowls

A forkful of BBQ Beef and Cabbage about to be eaten.

BBQ Beef and Cabbage

A bowl of Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry ready to be eaten.

Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry

These easy Mini Pecan Pies studded with dark chocolate make the perfectly balanced and pre-portioned dessert for all of your holiday gatherings. Budgetbytes.com

Mini Dark Chocolate Pecan Pies

Bowl of super easy small-batch Rice Cooker Chili

Rice Cooker Chili

A rich and hearty medley of vegetables, lentils, and herbs makes this freezer-friendly Vegan Winter Lentil Stew the perfect cold-weather comfort food. Budgetbytes.com

Vegan Winter Lentil Stew

Two slices of Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf on a dinner plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Basic Chili in a bowl being eaten

Chili Basics – How to Make and Customize Basic Chili

These Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs are moist, tender, and have huge flavor with very little effort. Perfect for fast weeknight dinners! Budgetbytes.com

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs

By adding a few extra ingredients to your rice cooker, you can cook an entire meal at once. This Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice is an easy and healthy alternative to take out. Budgetbytes.com

Rice Cooker Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice

This incredibly Easy Sesame Chicken is faster and tastier than take out. You control the ingredients, you control the flavor. Budgetbytes.com

Easy Sesame Chicken

This Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (or marinade) takes only a few minutes and five simple ingredients that can be kept on hand at all times. Perfect for last minute weeknight dinners! Budgetbytes.com

Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce or Marinade

With just a few ingredients, dinner doesn’t get easier (or tastier) than this Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken. Skip the take out tonight! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Smoky Chicken and Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Meal Prep is an easy, delicious, filling, and healthy daily lunch or dinner. BudgetBytes.com

Smoky Chicken and Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Meal Prep

Sweet, salty, rich, and crunchy, these Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles hit all the bases. It’s fast, easy comfort food for busy nights! BudgetBytes.com

Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles

These vegan Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls are full of rich flavors and plenty of texture to keep your taste buds happy and your belly full. BudgetBytes.com

Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Apples are an easy and versatile dessert that is perfect for using up your glut of autumn apples! BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Apples

These Orange Cranberry Muffins are a holiday staple in my house and extras can be frozen for a quick treat whenever the craving hits. BudgetBytes.com

Orange Cranberry Muffins

This simple Sesame Slaw makes a great side dish, or a bed for other items like gyoza, fried tofu, or grilled chicken. BudgetBytes.com

Sesame Slaw

Streuseled Sweet Potatoes are an easy, deconstructed version of the classic sweet potato casserole that is manageable enough for weeknight dessert. BudgetBytes.com

Streuseled Sweet Potatoes

The earthy flavor and subtle sweetness of molasses makes these Sweet Molasses Dinner Rolls the perfect addition to your fall holiday table. BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Molasses Dinner Rolls

This tender, rich, and flavorful Slow Cooker Sesame Beef is extremely versatile and only requires a few ingredients that can be found at most grocery stores. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Sesame Beef

This meal-worthy Chicken and Mandarin Salad boasts sweet mandarin oranges, creamy avocado, crunchy almonds, and homemade sesame dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Chicken and Mandarin Salad with Simple Sesame Dressing

This crunchy, sweet, and salty Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds is my favorite way to get my vegetables and goes great with any Asian inspired meal. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds and Simple Sesame Dressing

The plus in Sloppy Joes Plus is lentils! Tender lentils make the perfect addition to ground beef and increase the texture, flavor, and nutrients! BudgetBytes.com

Sloppy Joes Plus

This Easy Orange Chicken cooks quickly in a skillet (no deep frying!) and uses only real, fresh ingredients. It's the perfect take-out fake-out. BudgetBytes.com

Easy Orange Chicken

This oven baked Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Chicken is a little more forgiving than a fast moving, high heat stir fry, making it great for beginners! BudgetBytes.com

Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Chicken

This Instant Pot Beef Stew is incredibly fast and easy, but is packed with slow-cooked flavor. BudgetBytes.com

Instant Pot Beef Stew