Breakfast or a healthy snack - Peanut Butter Bars (or you can roll them into balls).
I double this recipe and it usually gets Joe and myself through the work week.
1 Cup of Oatmeal
1/3 Cup of Honey
1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2/3 Cup Coconut flakes, Toasted
1/2 Cup of Ground Flax Seed
Mix it all up, put it in the fridge for an hour or so then roll into balls or put them in a pan and cut into bars. Some recipes call for Chia seeds, I'm too cheap to buy them. If you do add them the recipe calls for 1 tbsp. then the name changes to "energy bars/bites." Don't skip on the ground flax seed, it will keep you regular, as in regular trips to the bathroom.
Egg & Veggie Bake
You can make so many different versions of this, pick your favorite veggies and go crazy.
This recipe has spinach, red, yellow and green peppers. Red and green onions, mushrooms and artichoke hearts. I used 18 eggs. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes but you will have to check it every so often. Can take longer depending on the veggies you add. This is great because I just cut them up into individual servings and put them into a plastic container and we have a quick, healthy breakfast in 45 seconds. If you want to get a pretty picture, take it when they first come out of the oven, it will shrink and look pitiful in just a few minutes.
This is really easy and I didn't think I would like it without mayo but I do.
You can also use many different combinations with this.
Dinner Salad Ideas
If you're going to eat something heavy, don't do it for dinner. You won't sleep as well and you don't have much time to burn off the calories. The secret (for me) to a great salad is to use veggies (or fruit) that I love.
Again, there are so many different combinations for a salad. Here are a couple that we made.
I wasn't crazy about this one when I was making it but I love mozzarella cheese, cashews and light balsamic vinaigrette dressing so sticking to my "use some ingredients that I love," it turned out great and I got an additional serving of fruit.
I don't have names for these because I just throw them together.
I could eat this salad every night. I buy frozen chicken breasts and Joe cooks a bunch of them up and we use them throughout the week. I added cucumber, red and green onion, croutons and goat cheese. Since the chicken was already cooked and the rest of the veggies washed and prepped, I had this sucker whipped up in about 5 minutes. We did use the fattening Caesar dressing but very little and mixed in real well.
I did discover that I don't like goat cheese. I'm not sure if it's the actual flavor of it or witnessing my dad spray my brother in the face with warm goat milk straight from the goat when I was little.
Let me know if you try any of these recipes or if you would like to share some that you've created.