MY FAVORITE RECIPES
Fast, Easy, Healthy
BERRY SPINACH SMOOTHIE
Smoothies don't need to have a bunch of ingredients to be healthy. Keep it simple and you may be more likely to incorporate them as a consistent part of your diet.
1-2 cups mixed berries (frozen is easiest and as nutritious as fresh)
1-2 cups spinach (this is a great way to sneak an extra serving of veggies into your day. You won't even taste it!)
1 cup greek yogurt
Add water, milk, or a milk substitute until desired consistency
SIMPLE TURKEY CHILI
Meal prep for the week by cooking a big batch of your favorite chili or soup. Don't forget to freeze your leftovers!
Tip: Cut down on excess calories and fat by using lean ground turkey instead of beef.
My tweak: Add some more fiber and nutrients by throwing in extra veggies. I like to add fresh diced tomatoes, spinach, and bell peppers.
SHEET PAN SHRIMP BOIL
This sheet pan meal is one of my favorite summer go-to's. It's quick, easy, and doesn't require much prep or clean up!
Tips: Shrimp is low in calories and a great source of protein and key nutrients such as Selenium, B12 , and even antioxidants. Choose wild caught shrimp instead of farm raised, sub out butter for olive oil and turkey sausage for andouille sausage. Add a side salad and you've got a complete dinner filled with lean protein, fiber, and healthy carbs.
BBQ CHICKEN SLOPPY JOES
Need a healthy recipe that is guaranteed to satisfy the whole family? Check out this easy and guilt-free sloppy joe recipe that everyone will love!
Tips: Cut down on fat and calories by choosing ground chicken or turkey that is at least 90% lean. Sub out regular hamburger buns for 100% whole wheat and add a side salad for a nutritious meal full of lean protein and fiber.
ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH GROUND TURKEY BOLOGNESE
This recipe sounds like way more work than it is! This is a satisfying an healthy pasta night replacement packed with fiber, antioxidants, and lean protein.
Tip: Save some time with precut zoodles instead of spiralizing.
TURKEY TACO BOWL
Check out this delicious Turkey Taccito Bowl recipe that is great for both Taco Tuesday as well as meal prepping lunch for the week...
My tweak: Sub out the rice for sautéed bell peppers and guacamole for a filling and flavorful low carb alternative. The "Bowl" is under 400 calories and a great source of protein and fiber.
MAYO-FREE TUNA SALAD
Need a quick and protein-packed lunch idea? Check out this healthy Tuna Salad recipe that will save time and keep you satisfied. Great for sandwiches, wraps, or adding to a salad...
My tweak: Replace the Greek yogurt and dijon mustard for Ranch or Caesar Bolthouse Farms dressing for an even quicker alternative (dressing found in the produce section). This low-cal tuna salad is loaded with protein and healthy fats.
Tip: Throw in some beans or extra veggies for added fiber.
SLOW COOKER SPICY CHICKEN SOUP
Crockpot recipes are great for both ease/convenience as well as meal prep. Spice up your Grandma's chicken soup with this simple and healthy slow cooker recipe!
Did you know that bell peppers contain more vitamin C than an orange? Add some black beans and bell peppers to this recipe for added fiber and nutrients.
Tip: Double the recipe so you have leftovers to meal prep for the week or freeze for later. The standard recipe serves 4-6.
LOADED SWEET POTATO NACHOS
Making your own sweet potato chips is an easy, healthy, and satisfying snack. Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin A, C, and Potassium. Use these sweet potato chips as the base for this deliciously loaded Super Bowl snack.
My Tweak: Add shredded chicken to make this dish more filling. This loaded nacho recipe is a great source of fiber, protein, healthy carbs and fats.
The holidays are upon us and what better way to avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain than to swap out a few of the heavier, traditional dishes with some new, lighter ones?
Tips: Cauliflower is a low-calorie, low- carb, high fiber alternative to a variety of foods like rice and mashed potatoes. It is also a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and B Vitamins. Cut down on the excess calories, carbs, and fat at your next holiday dinner with this nutritious recipe!