Easy Quick Healthy Meals: What I've Been Eating Lately
Here are some of the meals i've made over the past few days. Im all about balance, I like to aim for healthy but if something doesnt taste right without adding a little cheese or cream here and there then ill go ahead and add it in there. When I cook i usually try to add in lots of veggies, one starch, and a protein.
Swedish Meatballs, Brown Rice Pasta and a side of Grilled Zucchini: These swedish meatballs are from traders and they're super easy to grill up (you can store a bunch in the freezer for lazy nights when you don't feel like cooking from scratch). I always try to use brown rice pasta to make pasta nights a little more healthy, and then grilled up some onion and garlic in olive oil to add some flavor to Trader Joes spicy Arrabiata sauce (this sauce is great with seafood pasta as well). It has the perfect amount of spice from sweet red peppers and tasted great with the swedish meatballs.
For grilling the zucchini as well as what the brown rice pasta looks like click here to see my previous quick meals post where i posted pics and talked more in depth about it: Easy Quick Healthy Meals
Chicken Serenada Tacos:
This was another easy meal that tasted so delicious. I grilled up Traders "Chicken Serenada", its fresh chicken breast with grilled bell peppers and grilled onion all pre-marinated and precooked, you just need to reheat on the stove. I am not a fan of precooked meals but traders doesnt add any preservatives and you have to eat their food within a few days or it goes bad. Its just as though you made it yourself. I threw it on an ezekiel sprouted grain tortilla (super healthy and so yum!), with some shredded cabbage, avocado, a little mexican cheese blend, and lettuce. You can add on tapatio or salsa if youd like but i thought the chicken gave it plenty of flavor.
Shrimp Tacos with Lime chipotle sauce:
Shrimp tacos are my hubbys favorite and i haven't made them in so long! I decided to give them a twist by topping them with a delicious homemade lemon chipotle sour cream sauce. I uses fresh shrimp (it cooks fast so be careful), I cooked the shrimp in olive oil with a sprinkle of chipotle, chili powder, garlic, salt, and 2 tablespoons of salsa and a half of a lime. I piled it onto the same Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas as above with shredded cabbage, a sprinkle of a mexican cheese blend, and avocado. I squeezed fresh lime on top and then added my homemade sauce.
For the sauce: you'll need 1/4 cup light sour cream or greek yogurt. Half of a lemon or a whole lime. A 1/4 teaspoon of the following spices: chili powder, chipotle, garlic, cumin, fresh or dried cilantro salt and pepper to taste. Add in minced jalepeno (i used 4 little slivers from a jar) You will love this sauce and can use it on fish tacos as well! It makes the tacos!
Filet Mignon with Grilled Zucchini and Onion with a Side Kale Salad:
I am not a huge red meat kinda gal but once in a while I enjoy a nice steak. I grilled up some filets, added a side of zucchini and grilled onion (off the grill instead of grilling it on stove top), and a side of my kale salad that is also one of my husbands favorites! For the Kale salad recipe go here (at the bottom of the post): Healthy Recipes and Ideas: What I've Been Eating Lately
Eat up & Enjoy Ladies!
What are some of your favorite easy quick and healthy recipes/ideas?!