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Simple Suppers

I am not sure about you, but I love simplicity in my day to day life!  Sure I spend more time on the weekends with clothing, makeup, meals, etc. – BUT – during the week I like to keep things in life as simple as possible.

When I am finished with a busy work day followed by gym time, spending hours in the kitchen to prepare food is not what I want to do.  I am usually starving by the time I finish a workout.  Which means that I want my food to ready in a snap!  Sure it is so easy to run through a drive through, pick up an order, or even grab something quick and easy in the grocery…..but let’s be real – how healthy is that?  I have several go to options that I like to keep things simple while also being healthy and tasty.

One thing I really rely on weekly are what we call bowl meals.  Most everyone has heard of this, but I am talking beyond salads/soups/chili.  I am talking about literally just throwing what is available into a bowl.  I always make sure that each bowl contains all three required nutrients – protein, carbs, and healthy fats.  It is not unusual to place meat of choice, grain of choice, and roasted veggies into a bowl then top with seasonings, oil/avocado, or a sauce.  I stir it all together and dig in!

So a few of my weekly staples that I like to have on hand include:

Ground Beef – saute with salt, pepper, onion, and garlic.  Grilled/Roasted Chicken – drizzle with an oil and add seasoning.  Grilled roasted fish/shrimp – again just drizzle with oil and seasoning.  Cook a batch of each on Sunday’s to place in the fridge – from here you can reheat with any seasoning/sauces you would like.  So what are the options for this?

  • tacos/burritos
  • salads
  • pasta/sauce
  • stir fry
  • mixed with roasted veggies
  • on top of toast

Some other items I like to have on hand in the fridge weekly include roasted veggies, rice/quinoa cooked in broth, boiled eggs, raw veggies, greens for salads, tuna, olives, deli meats, and variety of cheeses.

Because let’s be honest – sometimes a cheese board is dinner!

 

 

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