Most people swap out beef for turkey when they’re trying to eat healthy because it’s a much leaner meat. One day my mother made a turkey meatloaf that we were all sure was going to suck because beef is the only way to go, right? It was amazing and we actually told her to never make a regular meat loaf ever again. The other night she was running late so I cooked dinner and of course altered her recipe. Sautéed red peppers, onion, and garlic, whole wheat bread crumbs, a little parmesan cheese… there might have been more but honestly I was just winging it so start there then season the way you think you should lol! Then just a little spinach in garlic and oil, cauliflower mash, and corn for those who dare not venture into the spinach world.
I’ve never been a big breakfast person, when I was younger my parents used to get me those breakfast milk shake things just so that I would have SOMETHING in the morning before I went off to school. I still don’t always eat breakfast, unless I prepped something or I’m inspired to make something fun. This breakfast falls under the second category. I cut up some spanish onion and red pepper, I cooked that on low heat with coconut oil until it was nice and tender. I turned off the heat and added some baby spinach and then added it to my egg mixture and some pre-cooked turkey in a personal sized ramekin. I baked it in the oven for 25 minutes and I had this beauty. It was a lovely way to start my day!
Okay so healthy eating has been slow lately, unfortunately. I keep eating the same things and I need to go food shopping desperately! But here is another tuna wrap I made for lunch today. Onion and orange pepper in the tuna itself, and then all the greens I had in my fridge: arugula, baby spinach and romaine lettuce. Tonight for dinner I’m going to switch it up, so stay tuned haha!
I haven’t used any mayo since my diet has started! I always sub it out with greek yogurt (plain or with honey), avocado, or hummus. Today I used avocado in my tuna. It’s a sun dried tomato wrap with avocado tuna, orange peppers, romaine lettuce, arugula, baby spinach, and a little bit of low fat feta. It was so yummy!
We had a few pieces of tilapia left over from the night before so I made this salad for lunch yesterday. With some romaine lettuce, baby spinach, arugula, clementines, tilapia and a little balsamic on top! It was really easy and tasted great!
Okay, so yesterday I forgot to take a picture of breakfast before I inhaled it and I forgot to take a picture of dinner to. (but we’ll talk about that in a minute…) Here’s what I had yesterday for breakfast before class and again today before I got into some paper writing, but today I added baby spinach. Of course, is was still so yummy. (if you want to know what’s in it scroll down I put up the ingredients yesterday!)
Now into the important stuff: When I got home from class late last night my lovely boyfriend and I went to the gym. Even though I was tired I’m glad I went and got in a good leg day. After I came home my amazing mother had a plate made up of grilled chicken and a veggie mix that looked so pretty! it was corn with red onion and green beans laid just over top with a few slices of tomato. I wish I took a picture but I didn’t have my phone on me and I was hungry! But don’t worry, I will be requesting or recreating that dish again soon!
My mother and I went to the gym together today and after we came home we decided to make ourselves some lunch. We grilled up some salmon in a balsamic reduction and put it over a salad of romaine lettuce, spinach, arugula, zucchini and hearts of palm and drizzled a little more balsamic on top. It was amazing the arugula was such a fun change in flavor for our meal the only thing it was missing was strawberries! I love coming up with more complex flavor combinations for salads, it keeps them interesting so you don’t give up on your diet!