Weekdays are hard. If you’re like me, you’re literally always tired but still want to eat healthy, good food.
It can be tough to keep up with your healthy eating routine, especially when you’re cooking for one – but after experimenting a lot in the kitchen lately, using recipes from Pinterest, different blogs I follow and the Tone it Up nutrition plan I purchased a while back, I’ve realized there really isn’t an excuse. These “recipes” are so easy, anyone can make them.
- 1 egg, 2 egg whites scrambled together (you can also use 2 eggs, all egg whites or whatever you choose)
- Chopped peppers and onions (to your liking)
- A couple spoonfuls of fresh salsa
- 1/4 avocado
- Sprinkle of salt/pepper
Spray your skillet. Sautee’ peppers and onions until they begin to brown. Lower heat and add in your egg mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Plate your eggs and top with the avocado and salsa.
Power Oatmeal Bowl
- 1/2c Old fashioned oats
- 1c Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Dash of Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. Hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp. Chia seeds
- Blueberries, to your liking
- Chopped strawberries, to your liking
- Spoonful of natural peanut butter or almond butter
- 2 tbsp. Chopped walnuts
Mix cinnamon and almond milk and cook over low heat until boiling. Add in oats until they have soaked up just about all the liquid, about 5 minutes (I tend to overcook mine so make sure you watch it!) *Sometimes I’ll add 1 tbsp. of pure maple syrup for a little extra sweetness. Pour oats into a bowl and top with a sprinkle of hemp and chia seeds, blueberries, strawberries, walnuts and a (heaping) spoonful of natural peanut/almond butter. Optional: Top with cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips if it’s a Friday ;)
Kitchen Sink Quinoa Salad
- 1/2c cooked quinoa (1/4c dry)
- 1/4c Feta cheese
- 1 handful spinach or other dark greens
- 1/4c Chopped cucumber
- 1 Tbsp. Pine nuts
- 1/4c Chickpeas
- 2 Tbsp. Chopped red onion
- 5 chopped cherry tomatoes
- Sprinkle of craisins
- 1/4 Avocado
- Homemade light dressing
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
Cook the quinoa per the directions on the bag. Place the greens into a large bowl and pour the hot quinoa over – stir in to wilt the greens. Stir in all other ingredients except the avocado and dressing. For the dressing, I’ll usually whip up some sort of mixture with ingredients like apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, balsamic – the combinations are pretty much endless. You can search homemade healthy dressings on Pinterest or top with your favorite dressing. When ready to eat, mix in the dressing, season with sea salt and pepper and top with chopped avocado.
Voila, you’re a chef!