I often find myself at a loss for meal ideas, so I turn to pinterest or recipe books. Everything I find looks so incredible, but so time consuming and intricate. That is why I am making this post, for all those people who have had chicken and rice for dinner 100 times now and just need a break. Keep reading for simple meal and snack ideas for at home and on-the-go!
- Peach Oatmeal (if you follow my instagram @health.4.happiness, you expected that)
- Combine ¾ c oats, 1 c water and cinnamon into a pan. Place on stove and turn it on high.
- Cut the peach in half. With one half, dice into small pieces. With the other half, slice into regular slices and place in a small bowl with cinnamon and a splash of water. Put the small bowl of peaches in the microwave for 45 seconds.
- Once the oats are boiling, add milk/almond milk/ coconut milk/ cashew milk until it is thick. Stir in the diced peaches and reduce heat to medium. Continue stirring until you have reached your desired consistency.
- Once the oatmeal is at your preferred consistency, pour it into a bowl. Take the sliced peaches out of the microwave and drain out the water. Put the warm peaches on top of your oatmeal and top with walnuts (or chia seeds, almonds, coconut flakes or all of the above!)
(For more oatmeal recipes, check out my blog post: https://healthy4happy.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/my-top-3-favorite-oatmeal-recipes/ )
- Yogurt Bowl
- Fill a bowl with any yogurt you choose. My favorites are siggi’s vanilla and Oikos plain greek yogurt. I usually use ¾ c (or a single container) of yogurt.
- Add chopped up fruit of choice. I love honeycrisp apples in my yogurt.
- Add toppings: Purely Elizabeth granola, Rx Bars (microwave for 15 seconds and crumble into little pieces), Bunches of Crunches cacao granola, Cacao nibs, coconut flakes, chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, Puffins cereal, etc.
- Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
- Take 2 slices of bread, add peanut butter to both slices.
- Slice up a banana and place on one slice of bread.
- Put the other slice of bread on top of the one with the bananas and get going!
- Avocado Toast and Omelet
- Avocado Toast:
- Toast 1 or 2 slices of bread.
- After the bread is toasted, add ½ avocado and mash onto the toast with a fork, add salt and pepper.
- Turn the stove on medium heat. On a frying pan add a bit of olive oil. Saute mushrooms and spinach (or whatever veggies you want).
- In a bowl, mix 2 or 3 eggs and pour on top of the veggies.
- Place a top on the pan so the omelet can cook more thoroughly.
- Flip the omelet and cook for 1 or 2 more minutes.
- Place everything on a plate and enjoy!
- Turkey Wrap
- Microwave a whole grain wrap for 10 seconds.
- Take it out of the microwave and add hummus (my favorite brand is Hope Original hummus).
- Add 2+ slices of turkey.
- Add veggies (I usually add red peppers and zucchini).
- Wrap it in tinfoil and pair it with a fruit of your choice.
- Tupperware Salad
- In a large tupperware container, add chopped lettuce, and other chopped veggies (carrots, red peppers, etc.).
- Add sliced chicken.
- Add sliced avocado.
- Add quinoa or rice and mix it all together.
- In a smaller container, bring dressing that you can later pour onto your salad.
- Carrots & Hope Hummus
- Siggi’s vanilla yogurt with cinnamon and raisins
- Rx Bars
- Purely Elizabeth Granola
- Nuthin Crackers
- Boiled Eggs
(The following recipes can all be put in a tupperware to bring with you on-the-go if needed!)
- Lemon Tilapia
- Place a pan on the stove and add enough oil so that the fish won’t stick to the pan. The add lemon juice to the pan and turn to medium heat.
- Place the filets) of tilapia on the pan and add italian herbs, basil, salt and lemon juice to the side facing up. After about 3 minutes, flip the tilapia and repeat on the other side.
- Cook for 3-5 more minutes.
- On the side: I like to have Arborio rice topped with a dash of curry powder and asparagus.
- Pasta with Tomato Sauce
- In a saucepan add olive oil, chopped onion, tsp garlic, chopped tomato and a small amount of chopped carrots. Turn the stove on high and saute until the onion becomes translucent.
- Reduce heat to medium and add a can of tomato puree. Add red pepper flakes, basil, salt and 1-2 bay leaves.
- Take ½ a can of diced tomatoes and put in a food processor or blender (I use a Magic Bullet and it works very well). After the tomatoes are blended, add to the sauce and stir. Reduce heat to low.
- Cook your pasta (I like to use whole wheat penne, but all pasta is good).
- Once everything is done, put your pasta on a plate or bowl, and add as much sauce as you want! I like to have broccoli on the side.
- Pre-heat the oven to 425.
- In a bowl add one egg and stir until all the liquid is yellow.
- In another bowl add bread crumbs.
- Take each scallop and dip it in the egg and then dip it in the breadcrumbs (until coated all around) and place on an oiled baking sheet.
- When the oven is ready, place the baking sheet with scallops on it for 20 minutes.
- Add lemon to your scallops and serve with a side of brown rice and corn.
I hope these recipes seem easy and tasty because after all, those are the two most important things when cooking is concerned!
If you try these recipes, I’d love to know! (dm me, tag me, or comment on here)