Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Meal Options made Easy

You don’t have to give up your favorite meals just because you’ve decided to eat healthier. The key is to overhaul the old recipes, to make them fit a healthier lifestyle. You can still use convenience (being selective) foods such as whole wheat bread (make sure the ingredients label reads “whole” and not just “wheat or grain”), or whole wheat English muffins, pitas and tortillas. Make sure that cereal has no more than 5grm of sugar per serving and limit to 1 serving.

I’ve had several people email looking for suggestions for quick meal ideas, so I decided to do a post in hopes I can make things a little easier for someone.

1.       Yogurt parfait with oatmeal (mix greek yogurt with your choice of fruit, sprinkle with some nuts & and 1 tsp. honey)
2.       Egg and veggie muffins
3.       Yogurt smoothie (blend yogurt, milk, frozen fruit, banana, & ice (if desired), blend until smooth.
4.       Egg and spinach wrap (scramble eggs, add some spinach until wilted, wrap in whole wheat tortilla)
5.       Whole wheat or Ezekiel English Muffin, spread with Natural Peanut Butter, add sliced bananas
6.       Cottage cheese with pineapple, oatmeal
7.       Oatmeal Protein Pancakes (here is one from Oxygen Mag)
8.       Whole grain cereal (low sugar-less than 5g per serving), with 8oz. milk  and 1 piece of fruit

1.       Black Bean Salad
2.       Southwestern Salad
3.       Chicken/Turkey/or Tuna Wrap
4.       Chicken Pita Sandwiches
6.       Turkey Chili
7.       Turkey or Chicken Burgers

2.       Chicken Fajitas
3.       Stir Fry’s
4.       Lean Hamburger with homemade potato fries
5.       Fish with Mango Salsa, or salad, or homemade potato salad or fries
6.       Lean Pork with Mashed Cauliflower, or Steamed Broccoli, Brown Rice, or Mashed Sweet Potato w/cinnamon
7.       Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs
8.       Homemade Veggie Pizza

Kids Foods

Healthy Foods Under $1.00 - for the list click here

Websites I love


fancy nancy said...

I love making my favorite recipes healthier! That way I don't feel like I am missing out on too much!!

jillconyers said...

Great list! We have the same favorites!

Now I not only tweak recipes to make them healthified but also vegetarian. Off to check out the veggie pizza recipe :)

Laura said...

Great post! You linked in so many good recipes, too. I'm excited to check out some of those salads.

Anonymous said...

Great recipes. Definitely got some new ideas from this post. Thanks