I am trying to keep up with the meals we eat so that I can continue to post clean eating ideas. I rarely make difficult meals, or use strange ingredients. Trust me, if I had time, I’d be spending hours brainstorming new recipes, researching health benefits of food and searching farmers markets and specialty grocery stores. But, since that is not a possibility right now, I choose to make variations of meals with similar ingredients. That keeps the food budget in check as well!
Some of the food I make may look complicated, but, for the most part, it really is not! I don’t necessarily have recipes for each of these meals, but if you have a question, let me know, and I’ll give you more detailed instructions! If I do have recipes, I included the link under the picture.
Basically, it is important to keep your refrigerator and pantry well-stocked with healthy ingredients you are comfortable cooking. (You can incorporate almost any vegetable into a stir-fry, a side dish, an omelet, or on top of pasta). Once you get into healthy eating habits, it is difficult to stop, so I encourage you, if you haven’t already, to get on the clean eating bandwagon. It is well worth it!
On to the meal ideas…
Pioneer Woman’s Yummy Grilled Zucchini; Caprese Salad; Grilled Mahi Mahi; Watermelon
Sweet Potato Fries (blackened flavor; baked longer than directions); Steamed Broccoli; Salmon
Healthier cookout options: grass-fed beef burger on a salad rather than a bun; quinoa salad
Pasta with Spinach, Tomatoes, Chicken, Asiago Cheese, White Wine Pan Sauce. This is something I threw together – you know those nights you look in the fridge and gather random ingredients? – this meal was one of those. The picture shows Todd’s plate. I used GF brown rice pasta for myself, which just isn’t as picture-pretty. Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas with salad and black beans and rice. I used corn tortillas for myself.
Todd’s plate again. 😉 BLT wrap with avocado and fried egg. SO good! Mix mayonnaise and dijon mustard for the spread. Then add romaine, tomato, turkey bacon (or regular if you prefer), sliced avocado and a fried egg! I used a corn tortilla to keep it GF. This would also be great sans wrap – just as a salad. Beach meal: BBQ chicken, sugar snap peas, fresh corn Another beach meal: Open-Faced Taco. We used grilled chicken – my brother made a lime-cilantro marinade that was delicious! I added romaine, spinach, avocado, chicken, cheese, tomato, salsa, and pineapple and mango on top of a crisped corn tortilla. Spinach and Berry Smoothie Bowl with Fresh Strawberries and Grain-Free Granola
I hope these meal ideas are helpful to someone! Thank you for reading!