“Prep-Ahead Breakfasts & Lunches” by Alea Milham

Page Street Publishing Co., 

208 pages, paperback, $21.99

Cookbook author and blogger Alea Milham provides 75 easy, flavorful recipes for saving time and money in “Prep-Ahead Breakfasts & Lunches.”

The book, a follow-up to her first book, “Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch,” tackles make-ahead breakfasts and lunches based on the concept for her blog, Premeditated Leftovers. She suggests creating your own convenience foods, organizing a meal-prep day, coming up with a meal plan, making a shopping list and prepping ingredients in batches.

Recipes begin with simple egg dishes and breakfast sandwiches, quick breakfast breads and hot and cold cereals. Lunches include one-bowl wonders, salads on the go, sandwiches, wraps, easy soups, stews and chilis along with make-ahead desserts.

Side Dish: Recipe for Salad Bar Vegetable Salad

Full-color photographs illustrate most of the recipes, and Milham provides information on storing the dish.

This cookbook is a good choice for anyone interested in streamlining meal preparation.


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