Go-to recipes

Not too long ago, I wrote a post on how and why I meal plan. In that post, I said I'd write about our favorite, frequently made meals. While I enjoy trying new recipes, I love having a set of "go-to" recipes that we know we love. Also, as dorky as it sounds, I like the idea of making a recipe frequently enough that I know which baking dish is the the perfect fit.

These are some of the meals that end up on the most meal plans:


  • Scrambled or fried eggs, usually with coconut or olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Homemade granola.
  • New for us: homemade yogurt! A friend gave us a simple yogurt maker, so I made my first batch last week and loved it.
  • Gluten-free oat waffles (our favorite)
  • Grain-free pancakes
  • Our (absolute) favorite peanut butter baked oatmeal. I make this at least twice a week in our prettiest pie dish. I cut it into four pieces, so the two of us get two breakfasts from one batch. Also, I make it with almond milk and without the banana (modifications for this are included with the recipe). I do everything the night before, except mixing the dry and wet ingredients together and baking it.


  • Leftovers, most commonly soups and stews. I also make a taco salad with leftover taco meat, sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red cabbage
  • Tuna, with gluten-free crackers
  • Fresh spinach and a mozzarella cheese stick rolled up in nitrite-free deli turkey (such as Applegate)



Anyone share my partiality for familiar recipes? What are your go-to meals?

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