Posts tagged ‘vegetarian meals’

September 16, 2013

What’s on the Menu?

lets eatHi, Friends! It’s Brooke, here. Are you ever tired of coming up with new meal options that are clean, quick, and budget friendly? Welcome to my life!! I love finding new clean recipes, but I can’t blow my grocery budget buying lots of new ingredients for just one dish. So, what’s a girl to do? When I find a few dishes I like, I tend to stick with them and play around with various ingredients, salads, snacks, etc. Here’s an example of a stress-free day of tasty meals and snacks that build on similar ingredients.

Breakfast

Filling Oatmeal with Strawberry Goodness

Filling Oatmeal with Strawberry Goodness

Tip for a simpler life: I save any leftovers from breakfast or lunch for afternoon/pre-workout snack.

  • Scrambled eggs (2 whole eggs, ½ c. egg whites)
  • ¾ c. oatmeal with coconut oil, sliced strawberries, walnuts, and Truvia
  • ½ banana
  • Multivitamin
  • Water

Alternative Breakfast (Super delicious and easy to wrap up and take with you if your morning is busy.)

  • 1 English Muffin, halved and toasted (Food For Life® Flourless 7 Sprouted Grains)
  • 1 poached egg
  • 1 veggie sausage (Morningstar® rocks!)
  • Mustard
  • Few sprinkles of Tabasco sauce
  • Water

Morning Snack

  • Protein shake (whey blend and almond milk)
  • Trail mix of dried fruit and nuts
  • Water

Lunch

Brown Rice Bowl--yum!

Brown Rice Bowl–yum!

  • 1 c. brown rice, cooked
  • 1 Spicy Black Bean Burger, roughly crumbled (Morningstar)
  • 1 c. broccoli
  • ¼-½ avocado, roughly chopped
  • Lemon juice, sea salt, Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning
  • Water

Mix all together in a bowl and season as desired. Yum!

Afternoon/Pre-Workout Snack

  • Scrambled eggs left over from breakfast along with salsa, wrapped in a tortilla
  • Oatmeal left over from breakfast OR toasted English muffin topped with almond butter, bananas, blueberries, flaxseed, and honey
  • BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids)

Post-Workout Snack

  • BCAAs with glutamine
  • Protein shake (whey protein with almond milk)
  • Other ½ of the banana

Dinner

Fresh Chick'n Salad with Summertime Peaches

Fresh Chick’n Salad with Summertime Peaches

  • 1-2 c. mixed spinach and herb salad, topped with mushrooms, carrots, grape tomatoes, green onions, slivered almonds, and drizzled with light dressing
  • 1 veggie chick’n cutlet, sliced (my fav is Quorn®)
  • ½ peach, sliced, topped with fresh raspberries (add 1 sheet of cinnamon graham cracker if you like)
  • Water

Now, that’s a healthy meal plan anyone can stick to. Have fun finding your kitchen staples, and make friends with your glassware/Tupperware—they will save your behind when you are on the go. Have a spectacular week!

XO,

Brooke