Quick, Easy & Healthy Meals

I’ve had numerous people ask me what I eat over the last year. I’ve not lost a huge amount of weight. I don’t have enormous transformation photos. But I have been pregnant three times and three times I’ve had to get back to a body I’m comfortable in. With each pregnancy it got a little bit tougher. The last couple of months have been rough when it comes to my diet {HELLO Halloween candy}, but I’ve been back on track for the past two weeks. At the beginning of the year, I cleaned up my diet and these are my go-to meals for breakfast and lunch. They’re fast and don’t require many ingredients. I basically buy the same groceries every week for myself and just switch it up to make different combinations with what I have. I don’t do complicated when it comes to food. I need something I can throw together fast before I down a bag of my kids’ chocolate donuts.. If you’re looking for some new ideas, here ya go…


Avocado with Chicken & Pico

  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 3 oz chicken (canned or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh salsa

Wraps on Whole Grain Tortilla

  • jalapeño cream cheese, deli turkey, baby spinach
  • egg or egg whites, shredded mozzarella, baby spinach
  • chicken, pico, 1/2 chopped avocado
  • chicken, baby spinach, pico
  • chicken, baby spinach, mozzarella

Omelet

  • 2 eggs with dash of skim milk
  • baby spinach
  • mozzarella

Eggs

  • 2 eggs scrambled with pico and baby spinach
  • 2 eggs over easy topped with hot sauce
  • 1 egg with slice of whole grain toast and 1/4 cup berries

 

Smoothies (you don’t have to use all the “extra” ingredients, this is just an idea)

  • 8 oz skim or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup berries or 1/2 banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder (sometimes I only do 1/2 scoop)
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach (you can’t taste it, promise!)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Greek Yogurt

  • add 1 or 1/2 scoop protein powder

Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

  • 1 whole grain waffle or toast
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 banana sliced

Overnight Oats (there are a million and one recipes…this is the simple version)

  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup skim or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries
  • refrigerate overnight and enjoy the next morning

Several months ago I started a Women’s Fitness group on Facebook and it has been SOOOO helpful for me and I know so many other ladies who would agree. Find us here to join. Tons of motivation, recipes, new ideas and wonderful women of all ages, shapes and sizes who’ve come together to help each other out!

We’re about to dive head first into the holidays but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until January 1st to start eating healthy. You don’t even have to wait until Monday {shocker, right????}. Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner and your pumpkin pie but make some healthier choices the rest of the time.

If you have any questions or more suggestions {I love new ideas!} send them my way!

Xx

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