I ended up getting to spend a lot of Sunday in the kitchen prepping food the week.  I had not intentionally planned to, it just seemed to happen starting with breakfast.  We had cottage cheese on hand (not a norm), which is a must for these protein packed waffles.  The best waffles.  I ended up making a double batch which leaves us more then enough for a few extra breakfasts throughout the week.


Then I just continued on.  I wanted to make more no kneed artisan bread (to make up for my mistakes), so I got that dough started.  I baked up one loaf and have enough dough in the fridge for 3 more.  Even with expired yeast, it turned out amazing!


Last week I made a batch of peanut butter coconut oat no bake bars.  Jacob and I devoured them.  This week, I doubled the batch + washed and cut a bunch of strawberries.


I was going to prep some spicy black bean burgers for tomorrow’s dinner, but instead we went to the park for a little swinging since the sun came out to play.


And lastly, I made a salad.  Not a green salad, a creamy crunchy salad.  A highly adapted this salad I found at From Grandma Loy’s Kitchen – my super secret blog for this month’s Secret Recipe Club reveal!


This salad almost didn’t happen.  For days I’d been eying her molasses cookies, pumpkin oatmeal drop cookies and pina colada macadamia oatmeal cookies.  You can see where my mind was.  But at the last minute, I decided against it.  I wanted to prep something a little more wholesome for us, so I went searching through her salads.

This one was super simple.  You throw all your veggies and beans together in a bowl, mix up your creamy dreamy dressing, and toss in some cheese.


Hunter and I ate it for lunch, then Jacob had it along with a couple tuna melts for a late lunch.  Verdict?  We loved it.  The bite size pieces were perfect for Hunter, I loved the cool crunch, and Jacob… well I’m not exactly sure what he liked about it but he ate it all and said it was good.  For a healthy dish I call that a win!


Waffles, bread, bars, strawberries and this salad.  I’d say that’s a pretty productive (and delicious) Sunday!


Creamy Corn and Bean Salad

Adapted from here


  • 4 cups frozen (defrosted) corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp dried onion flake
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. In a medium bowl combine the corn, black beans and red pepper.  In a smaller bowl stir together the mayo, yogurt, sour cream and spices.
  2. Stir the sauce in with the bean mixture, along with the cheese.  Chill in the fridge.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.

How was your Sunday?  Did you prep any food for the week?  What did you make?


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0 thoughts on “creamy corn and bean salad + sunday prep”

  1. Good job girl! You look set for the week! The waffles look amazing. Our Sunday was good. I went for a run and pretty much we relaxed and played with Kaylin all day. We also went to dinner at Chipotle!

  2. I made waffles too! I’m on a major waffle kick right now since I borrowed back my waffler maker from my mom 🙂 I will have to try your recipe. I also cut up all my fruit and veggies and made shredded chicken in the crock pot and defrosted some meat (I always forget to do that!).

    ??? I’m new to the whole coconut oil thing… do you measure it out hard (mine comes out kinda chunky/flakey) or do you melt it and then measure it?

    1. Nice work Erika! You sound set for the week. As far as coconut oil goes, I find it easiest to measure out melted, but if I’m feeling lazy I’d measure it while it’s still solid. I can be a lazy measurer sometimes, so I don’t always worry about being exact 🙂 Hope that helps!

  3. So glad that you liked the salad. I will have to try your adaptation. It really is a versatile recipe that you can change up at will. Now that you have made something healthy, it is OK to try the cookies, too. I will be back to explore your blog further when I have more time. It looks like a good one. Have a great week.

  4. Oh my gosh – that dressing really does look creamy and dreamy! And you have got to love a healthy dish that everyone in the whole family enjoys! What a great choice.

  5. Also made waffles this weekend – tho I did my batch on Saturday morning. Huge fan of corn and bean salads – I use them to top veggie burgers, tortillas, chips, fresh veggies, and whatever else might be around. Great SRC pick!!!

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