Now that everyone has had a decent amount of time to organize, relax and get into a healthy routine, you might need a few ideas to change up your weekly meals! Here are a few delicious, healthy & quick homemade meal ideas for the busy 20 Something working hard to stay fit!
- Spicy Quinoa, Veggie & Bean Dish: 1 box of quinoa, 1 can of corn, 1 large can of crushed tomatos (low sodium), 1 small can of tomato sauce (low sodium) [Tuttorosso or Hunts], 1 can of kidney beans, 1 can of black beans, 1 bell pepper, 1/2 red onion, 6 garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tbs Sriracha, 1 1/2 tsp each of : black pepper, cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, & crushed red pepper flakes. (Whole grain pita: optional)
- Grilled Salmon over Romaine: 1 piece of fresh wild salmon. Fresh romaine, plum tomatos, black pepper, red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil, & lemon.
- Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmigiana: 8 thin chicken breasts, 1/2 Cup whole wheat Italian breadcrumbs, 1/4 Cup of grated Parmesan cheese (divided), 6 Tablespoons of Egg Whites, 5 ounces of frozen or fresh spinach, 6 Tablespoons of part skim ricotta cheese, 6 Ounces of part skim mozzarella cheese, extra virgin olive oil non stick spray, 1 1/2 cups of your favorite low sodium marinara sauce (try and make it homemade!) & lastly ground black pepper to taste.
- Black Bean Burger, Fresh Homemade Guacamole & Kale Chips: Chips: 2 Cups of Kale, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, & black pepper. Burgers (4): 1 can of black beans, 1/2 green bell pepper, 1/2 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 egg, 1 Tablespoon of chili powder, 1 Tablespoon of cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons of Sriracha &1/2 Cup whole wheat bread crumbs. [Whole wheat/whole grain burger buns optional]. Guacamole: 1 avocado, 1/2 tomato, 1/2 lime, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
These simple, delicious & healthy meals are great for dinner during the week & you'll have plenty of leftovers to enjoy for lunch at work! Bon Appetit!