I follow several blogs that post healthy food recipes and I appreciate being the beneficiary of their labors (I've included some of my favorites at the bottom of this page)! Some recipes are too intricate for me (I like to keep things simple otherwise there is the risk that I just won't do it) so I have added my fastest and favorite recipes to this page for quick reference. I love making these for my family because they are simple, real and I know they are doing their bodies good (mostly). I make sure to note where the recipe came from and thank all those ladies that spend so much time in the kitchen for our benefit!
Many of these recipes do require some pantry items that you may not yet have as staples - real, unsweetened coconut, nuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, almond flour, millet, quinoa or vegan protein powders. Take baby steps and slowly add some of these healthy grains, nuts, legumes to your pantry and any equipment you might need. I use a small coffee grinder to grind flax and coconut flakes. Flax seed needs to be ground fresh and immediately used or stored in the fridge to keep its potency (the body can't breakdown whole flax seeds). I have also included a list of simple lunch meals at the bottom of the page; sometimes I draw a blank when it comes to good snack and lunch options so I taped this list in one of my kitchen cabinets for quick and easy access. I have also tried to reframe my view of food as a positive - it can fill in so many of the gaps in our health and wellness and it is one of life's simplest and greatest joys! I love to eat and there is no shame in that! Enjoy!
Open-Faced Tuna Melt
Tomato Soup with Salad and Protein (chicken)
Salmon Filet with Wild Rice, Quinoa
Seared Scallops with Salad
Veggie Stir-Fry with Shrimp and Egg