I'm working hard to finish my post recapping my trip to D.C. this past weekend! But I wanted to share some recent healthy meals I've made. In addition to clean eating for two meals a day and being physically active for at least 30 minutes every day, I've also been adding protein powder to my smoothies/milk on days I have heavy workouts. One of my long-time Pescatarian friends suggested it when I told her I felt like I was missing protein in my diet since giving up meat. And it's been working great while also building muscle!
Here are a few of my favorite recent, healthy meals:
Spring Mix (drizzled with lemon juice) and Mashed Cauliflower (cook a bag of frozen cauliflower in a pot and add black pepper. Then use a fork or potato masher to mash cauliflower). I think these would have been even better and more mashed potato-like if I added some sort of milk/cream.
Sweet Curry Broccoli & Onions: (frozen broccoli, chopped sweet white onions, sprinkled with curry and black pepper - cooked in olive oil).
Spicy Salad: (Spring mix with curry broccoli and onions, sliced and diced tomatoes, green salsa and lemon juice.)
I ate this meal at my parents' house! I really appreciate them catering to my pescatarian/healthy diet when I go home. I ate Herb Crusted Salmon, Fried Catfish (not clean, but I couldn't resist!), Sautéed Coleslaw, Yellow Squash and Green Beans (steamed).
My mom made the sautéed coleslaw, and it was out of this world. I've never liked coleslaw because I'm not a fan of mayo. But this was a healthy coleslaw that she simply sautéed with onions and lemon juice to. She also sprinkled some black pepper on it for a little more tasty. Such a cheap and healthy alternative!
And my roommate made a delicious, healthy meal this week too:
Sweet Potato Wedges: diced sweet potatoes cooked in coconut oil and sprinkled with cayenne, cinnamon, salt.
Hearty Kale & Spinach: kale, spinach sauteed with garlic, red onions, black pepper -cooked in a skillet with olive oil.
Pinto & Black Bean Veggie Burgers: Mix the following in a bowl with a fork: 2/3 can of Pinto Beans, 1/3 can of Black Beans, red onions, green onions, cilantro, jalapeño, whole kernel corn, panko bread crumbs, 1 egg, low fat sour cream, tablespoon of hot/buffalo sauce.
She made all of this for dinner one night and it was such a feast! Great food choices for a family or dinner party in need of healthier alternatives.