In case you missed it, this week I’m sharing a whole week’s worth or simple. balanced meal and snack ideas – perfect for those crazy weeks I know we all have!
THURSDAY BREAKFAST: Plain greek yogurt topped with chia seeds, strawberries and low-sugar granola (see this post for my favorites!)
This dish packs a nice protein punch thanks to the greek yogurt as well as fiber from the chia seeds, berries and whole grain granola. It’s a perfect start to the day!
THURSDAY LUNCH: Mashed avocado on top of two slices of whole wheat toast topped with 2 sliced hard boiled eggs and reduced-fat feta plus a side salad with olive oil and vinegar and an orange
This meal is one of my favorites lately! It’s so flavorful and keeps me full for hours thanks to the healthy fat from the avocado and the protein from the eggs. I like to round it out with a side salad and some fruit.
I loooooove roasted vegetables – especially when you can pair them with a fun dipping sauce. Not a cauliflower fan? Try my oven-baked sweet potatoes or kale chips instead! Not a roasted veggie fan in general? Try pairing raw veggies (carrots, snap peas, cucumbers) with a little plain greek yogurt or peanut butter for dipping!
THURSDAY DINNER: Black bean or turkey burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado on a whole wheat bun with oven-baked sweet potato fries – if you’re looking for a little more veggies, add some corn on the cob!
This is a no-fail dinner for me – it hits the spot every time! With lean protein, whole grains and veggies – it packs a good nutrition punch!
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 needs2