In case you missed it, this week I’m sharing a whole week’s worth of simple. balanced meal and snack ideas – perfect for those crazy weeks I know we all have!
FRIDAY BREAKFAST: 2 slices of whole wheat bread topped with natural nut butter and fruit
I love this meal. It’s a fun twist on the usual PB&J and offers some healthy fats and protein from the peanut butter plus fiber and a hint of sweetness from the apple! It also works great with bananas and strawberries!
FRIDAY LUNCH: Snack plate – baked whole wheat pita wedges, sliced veggies with hummus, grapes and a yogurt
These “snack plate” types of lunches work really well for me especially on school days. It’s super easy to pre-chop a bunch of veggies on Sunday that I can pull from all week. You can mix and match and choose your favorite vegetables, fruit and dip to make it your own.
FRIDAY SNACK: 2-ingredient peanut butter cookie larabars
I love these bars. They’re SO easy to pull together, have so much flavor and are totally customizable (choose any kind of nuts, add in chocolate chips, chia seeds, whatever you want!). They make for a perfect snack.
FRIDAY DINNER: Whole wheat pizza paired with a side salad
Growing up, Friday night was always ‘pizza night’ in our house and to this day I pretty much keep that tradition alive. I like to go for whole grain crust and I always try to pair it with a salad!
Don’t forget, these are just ideas – jumping off points and inspiration for you to take into your kitchen and make your own! Mix, match and substitute to make meals that fit your preferences and nutritional needs4