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.
Yogurt parfait with oatmeal (mix greek yogurt with your choice of fruit, sprinkle with some nuts & and 1 tsp. honey)
Yogurt smoothie (blend yogurt, milk, frozen fruit, banana, & ice (if desired), blend until smooth.
Egg and spinach wrap (scramble eggs, add some spinach until wilted, wrap in whole wheat tortilla)
Whole wheat or Ezekiel English Muffin, spread with Natural Peanut Butter, add sliced bananas
Cottage cheese with pineapple, oatmeal
Whole grain cereal (low sugar-less than 5g per serving), with 8oz. milk and 1 piece of fruit
Chicken/Turkey/or Tuna Wrap
Chicken Pita Sandwiches
Turkey or Chicken Burgers
Lean Hamburger with homemade potato fries
Fish with Mango Salsa, or salad, or homemade potato salad or fries
Lean Pork with Mashed Cauliflower, or Steamed Broccoli, Brown Rice, or Mashed Sweet Potato w/cinnamon
Healthy Foods Under $1.00 – for the list click here