Each Tuesday I’ll share with you a roundup of my favorite meals and recipes from the previous week, according to the food photos found on my Instagram.
Since there’s simply not enough time for me to make separate posts for each and every single meal that I make, this will be a much easier way for me to share all of my healthy meal ideas with you here on a regular basis. Plus, most of my meals are simple enough that they really don’t need much explaining or instruction. So, hopefully this will help inspire more meal ideas for all of you and save you some time in the kitchen too!
Here’s a look at what I whipped up between last Monday and yesterday!
Simple Summer Salad: 1 cup spinach, 1/2 red bell pepper chopped, 1/6 avocado chopped, 2T sunflower seeds, 2T crumbled gorgonzola cheese, 2T champagne pear vinaigrette. (Serve with baked sweet potatoes if you please!)
Vanilla-Berry Green Protein Shake: Small handful of ice, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2/3 cup frozen mixed berries, 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves, and 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Plant Fusion’s Vanilla Bean). Mix everything in the blender and serve or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Trader Joe’s Salmon Burger: Served on One Degree Organic’s Veganic, Lentil-Grain bread with red onion, lemon, avocado, and Trader Joe’s Pineapple salsa.
Protein Yogurt: 1 cup Trader Joe’s European Style Plain Yogurt, 1/4 scoop Vanilla Protein powder ( I used Plant Fusion’s Vanilla Bean here), 1/2 cup blueberries, 2T Dang Coconut Chips.
Cauliflower “Rice” Mash-up #1: Shred 1/3 head of cauliflower in a food processor or blender. Heat some diced red onion and 1/2T olive oil in a pan. Add the shredded cauliflower, stir to mix with oil then add 1/4 cup water and stir again. Add in 2 cups chopped broccoli and 1/2 cup chopped tomato. Stir again then sprinkle in some garlic powder to season. Cover with a lid and heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir in 2-3T ricotta cheese and 2-3T tomato sauce. Top with feta cheese and serve!
Sweet and Savory Summer Salad: 1 cup baby spinach or mixed greens, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/2 pear- chopped, 2T crumbled gorgonzola cheese, 1T champagne pear vinaigrette.
Homemade Whole Wheat, Veggie Pizza: Follow instructions for my Easy, Yeast-free, Whole Wheat Pizza Dough. Top with chopped red bell pepper, tomato slices, shredded cheese (I used Swiss and Gruyere), tomato vodka sauce, (Here I used Mia’s Kitchen’s vodka sauce. Try to find a clean sauce with little to no added ingredients!) and ricotta cheese.
Green-less “Salad”: Mix together, 1/2 chopped red bell pepper, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, 1/4 cup chick peas, 2T balsamic vinaigrette, 2T feta cheese, and a few dashes of garlic powder, basil and oregano.
“Chicken-less Strips” Sandwich and Salad” For the sandwich, 1 slice One Degree Organic’s Veganic, Lentil-Grain bread, 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1T Trader Joe’s Greek Yogurt dip (my new favorite mayo replacement), 1 slice tomato, and 1/2 serving chicken-less strips (I used “Beyond Meat’s” strips here) or real grilled chicken if you’re not vegetarian. Served with carrot sticks and 1T Trader Joe’s Kalamata Olive Hummus. For the salad, 1/4 cup chick peas, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, 2T crumbled gorgonzola cheese, 1/2 serving chopped chicken-less strips or real grilled chicken, and 1T balsamic vinaigrette.
Cauliflower Rice Mash-up #2: Shred 1/3 head of cauliflower in a food processor or blender. Heat some diced red onion and 1/2T olive oil in a pan. Add half of the shredded cauliflower (you can save the other half in the fridge for a future dish) to the pan, stir to mix with oil, then add 1/4 cup water and stir again. Add in 1 cup chopped broccoli and 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms (any kind). Stir again then sprinkle in some garlic powder, basil, and oregano to season. Cover with a lid and heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup tomato sauce (I used Mia’s Kitchen Vodka Sauce here again.) Heat for 1-2 more minutes. Top with 1T wheat germ (adds a nice crunchy texture) if desired and serve.
So, those are a few of my healthy eats from over the past week. If you try any of the recipes out, make sure you tag me in your Twitter and Instagram posts so I can see your healthy, Hungry Runner inspired creations!
For more healthy eating inspiration, make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel, where I upload my Favorite Food Finds Friday video blog with my favorite new healthy foods of the week every Friday!
Last Week’s Episode:
And! Also stay tuned for my next “Is it really healthy?“ post, where I’m going to be talking about the “Beyond Meat Chicken-less Strips” that I mentioned in one of the recipes above.
Now chat with me!
Which recipe are you most excited to try? What are your favorite healthy foods right now?