Working from home, I try to eat healthy lunches. Often time I’ll forget to eat lunch and then I’m starving and grabbing for the nearest thing I can get my hands on (at this point it’s usually unhealthy). But, I’m busy! So simple, healthy quick meals are a must for me. This is one of my favorites! It’s not much, but oh so flavorful! This is all it takes:
Preheat the oven to about 400.
Grab a baking pan & cover it in foil (spray it with some non-stick cooking spray).
Add a dab of olive oil on the salmon and sprinkle salt, pepper, and a mixed seasoning ( I use an herb mixture without salt.)
Cut up some red potatoes, green beans, & red pepper mix it well with the same seasoning and olive oil. Scatter them on the same pan next to the salmon. I cut the potatoes in smaller slices so it cooked faster.
Too many rainy days in a row, start to make me feel drab and since it has been raining for 15 days, it is really important that I fill up on food that gives me fuel. Beside trying to stay really hydrated I’ve also been loading up on veggies and lean protein. Tonight’s dinner was a perfect combination of lean chicken, salad, carrots, red peppers, cranberries, onions, black olives, and a little feta. It was simply delicious! Never underestimate the power of a tasty salad!
Healthy Tip* Prepare enough chicken for the week, divide it into baggies and add it to your salad everyday!
Working at home, I find myself always looking for quick, delicious and easy lunches to whip up! I am a big fan of using Naan for pizza. Today I made a pizza for the record books! First, I bought the smaller naan bread (they come 4 in a package which are great for snacks), spread pesto over it along with some mozzarella and drizzled it with a little olive oil and oregano. Then I cooked a few pieces of shrimp and put them on top of the pizza while it was cooking in the oven at about 320.
IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!
This was a great meal with a side salad for a quick light lunch!
I work at home, but when I get busy I find myself not eating meals and then when the hunger kicks in it is time for me to pick up Anya and make dinner soon. So what happens? I grab random food that isn’t so healthy. I’ve decided to change that unhealthy habit, but I don’t have the time for meals that are too time-consuming. So my plan is to choose meals that are simple, quick, and healthy with a few ingredients. Here is what I ate today and it took maybe 15 minutes tops! All you need is a little olive oil, shrimp, brussel sprouts, and seasoning and you will have a yummy bowl of goodness!
I love a good salad and better yet a good salad dressing! I don’t however like to make complex salads on a busy days. This week is full with work, household errands, and I’m teaching the 2-3 year old children for VBS at our school. So I am trying to fill up on foods that will give me energy and not weigh me down. My favorite salad this week is so easy! It is just mixed greens, carrots, green onions, cucumbers and dried cranberries. Oh did I mention the salad dressing? It is to die for! It is light, zesty and totally delicious! It is Brianna’s Champagne Caper Vinaigrette it is the perfect summer dressing! Eating light never tasted better.
I get serious cravings for pot roast and I’m not even a big meat eater!But, every once in awhile it happens and when it does it really happens! Maybe it’s because my gram used to make pot roast and the aroma reminds me of being in her sweet home or maybe it’s because it is just so dang good! But, like I said I’m not a big meat eater, so I usually eat it when I go to my mom’s house. The one time I decided to cook it, well let’s just say the dog enjoyed it! I thought I’d give it a try in the crock pot. I looked at a few different recipes and just took ideas from each one and put together a recipe.
The result was I had the BEST POT ROAST DINNER EVER! So here’s how it all went down:
One whole onion
5 -6 Carrots
Trader Joe’s 21 Salute Seasoning
1) Cut up the onions and carrots and put them in the crock pot
2) Put a little olive oil in a pan, put a little salt and pepper on the chuck roast and sear it on both sides for a few minutes
3) Season the pot roast again with a more salt, pepper, and 21 Salute Seasoning .
4) Placed the pot roast on top of the onions and carrots
5) Poured in 1 cup of beef broth and 1 cup of beef stock over chuck roast into the crock pot
6) Cooked it on high for 4 hours and on low for 1 hour
It was so tender and delicious! The carrots and onion were perfect and the roast was perfect! I didn’t add potatoes like most people do, because I don’t like how they taste in the slow cooker, but I did throw some red potatoes in the oven that were a perfect compliment along with a spinach salad and some bread. It was the perfect Sunday dinner!
Breakfast for me has to be simple yet yummy and it should be healthy right? Today before I worked out I had a banana and afterward 2 clementines. When I got home I had to get straight to work so I had a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon filled with yummy strawberries and bananas. Doesn’t it look good!
Today I wanted something for lunch that had a little kick to it, so I made a quick Curry Shrimp Pasta. This was quick, easy and yummy. I just minced some onion and garlic and heated that up with curry. Then I added the coconut milk and the shrimp I cooked with a little olive oil. While that was cooking I made some angel hair pasta and tossed it in. Very low maintenance lunch!
After a great morning at church I was looking forward to a warm delicious lunch of homemade chicken noodle soup. Great lunch that hit the spot! Why not make a big pot of soup during these colder months and keep it for an easy dinner or simple lunch, add some fresh bread or a salad and you got a meal!