So, I'm back from crazy travel for a while and I can't wait to settle into my menu planning and food prep for the week. I'm going to whip this up and have it on hand for a least 4 days next week!
This colorful salad is a show-stopper. Make it for your next potluck or picnic, or amaze your family for dinner any night of the week. The recipe makes 12 portions, and you’re going to want to eat them all. Even after it’s dressed, this salad stores well for up to three days. Quinoa and chickpeas give it a hearty serving of protein. I love the juicy tomatoes and cucumber, but the stars of the recipe are the piquant paprika dressing and the full cup of torn mint leaves. I think once you taste this salad, you’ll want to add mint to all of your salads.
f you’re looking for a healthy breakfast that’s both high in protein and rich in complex carbs, I've got it. These super easy-to-make Sweet Potato Egg Cups combine the two and essentially creates a mini frittata! Plus, since you get two per serving, and there’s 12 egg muffins…that gives you six days worth of grab-and-go breakfasts. Or, you can freeze them and reheat them when you want them!
Is there any fruit that’s more “summer-y” than than pineapple? Ok,strawberries do give them pretty good competition. But, no matter what your favorite summer fruit is, it’s hard to to deny that whether you’re eating pineapples straight, grilling them up, or throwing them into a salad (or a smoothie!), the golden, tropical fruits scream summer. They’re good for you, too. Raw pineapple chunks provide manganese, vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, and copper.
Pineapples are delicious, sweet, pinecone-shaped plants grown most often in tropical countries like Thailand, Brazil, the Philippines, and Mexico. In the U.S., they only grown in one state: Hawaii. And, despite their name, pineapples are not related to apples at all. They actually look more like agave or yucca.
Southwestern Chicken and Quinoa Power LunchUse shredded rotisserie chicken breast and leftover quinoa to make this meal prep lunch in minutes. It combines southwestern flavors with refreshing cucumber and sweet mango.
Fruit Dip that will satisfy your chocolate peanut butter craving but is still healthy enough for a midday snack. Serve with berries like blueberries and strawberries or even consider trying it on pineapple for a summery treat!
It’s hard to grow out of something so delicious, such as chicken nuggets. Unfortunately, pre-made chicken fingers are usually made with lower quality cuts of chicken and are deep-fried and packed with fat. This healthier breaded chicken fingers recipe is the grown-up version of chicken nuggets. I think you’ll like them even better than the fried and frozen variety.
We all struggle to find ways to work variety into our weekly dinner menu. This Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops recipe is both a time saver, with just 20 minutes of prep, and a delicious way to work pork chops and asian-inspired fare into your regular dinner routine. Not to mention the convenience of the set it and forget it nature of slow cooker meals.
Veggie chips, granola bars, fat-free frozen yogurt — we know are basically junk food in disguise. But diet soda, in all its fizzy glory, seems like it should be a real-deal “free” food. After all, how can you go wrong with zero calories?
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While it may seem too good to be true, these cookie dough balls are actually good for you! Creamy Vanilla Shakeology is mixed with almond butter, raw honey, raw almonds, and chocolate chips in this easy, delicious no-bake recipe packed with protein.
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