This week I learned a lot about the importance of fiber. You know I’m a huge fan of eating what you want and listening to your body. But the typical American doesn’t get enough fiber in their diet to begin with. So instead of completely altering our diets, let’s just enhance them with fiber-rich foods—like eating seeded bread and lots of vegetables.
I also find myself gravitating towards simpler meals right now—I blame the heat. Quick scrambled eggs, chicken bowls, and a one-pot bolognese that will literally feed you all week long. No fuss. Just easy meals for an easy week. We could all use some easy right now.
So enjoy the goodies this week, and be sure to treat yourself to a slice of key lime pie…oh I don’t know, every night? Sounds like a plan.
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Toast
You can’t go wrong with fluffy scrambled eggs and toast in the morning—especially when it takes around five minutes to make,
What you’ll need: 2 large eggs, milk, toast, butter
Lunch: Grilled Greek Chicken Pita Bowl
Grill up the chicken after letting it sit in this Greek marinade, then serve with fresh cut vegetables, toasted pita, and tzatziki sauce.
What you’ll need: Plain greek yogurt, lemon, garlic cloves, dried oregano, olive oil, chicken tenderloins, salt, pepper, cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, salad greens, pita
Dinner #1: One-Pot Bolognese
Prep a large pot of this bolognese and enjoy it a few times this week. If there are more servings than you can handle, simply freeze a few individual containers. When you’re ready to eat it again, defrost in the fridge for 24 hours then reheat in a saucepan!
What you’ll need: Olive oil, garlic cloves, yellow onion, carrots, ground beef, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth (or bouillon), long pasta, dried Italian seasoning, shaved parmesan cheese
Dinner #2: Buffalo Wings & Roasted Broccoli
These crispy wings will make you nostalgic for your favorite pub wings…but trust me, they’re good enough to suffice. Roast up some broccoli following the same directions as my tutorial on how to roast Brussels sprouts.
What you’ll need: Chicken wings, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, buffalo sauce, butter, broccoli, olive oil, salt, and pepper
Brunch: Protein Waffle
Get an extra boost of protein (and fiber) with this waffle on your weekend mornings. Don’t have a waffle maker? This batter will work for pancakes as well!
What you’ll need: Protein powder, oats, milk (cow’s or almond), plain Greek yogurt, baking powder, egg, cooking spray, strawberries, whipped cream
Dessert: Key Lime Pie
Nothing like a little pie to end the day! This tart pie is perfect for summer. Top with a few dollops of whipped cream for the perfect sweet and sour treat.
What you’ll need: Key lime juice, limes, sweet condensed milk, eggs, graham crackers, brown sugar, butter, whipped cream
Before shopping, always make sure to check if you have any of these ingredients already. No need to buy the same thing twice!
- 1 lemon
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 cucumber
- 1 pint of grape tomatoes
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- Salad greens (your choice for the kind)
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 red onion
- 2 carrots
- 1-2 heads of broccoli
- 1 carton of strawberries
- 1 lime
- Pita bread
- Sliced bread (your choice, I like sourdough or seeded)
- Milk (cow’s or unsweetened plain almond)
- 2 5.3 oz. containers plain Greek yogurt
- Shaved parmesan
- Whipped cream
- 2 sticks of butter
- Tzatziki sauce
- 18-count large eggs
- 1 lb. chicken wings (or wingettes)
- 1 lb. ground beef (85/15)
- 1 lb. chicken tenderloins
Check to make sure you don’t already have these!
- Olive oil
- Dried oregano
- Salt & pepper
- 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
- Beef broth (or bouillon cubes to make broth)
- 1 lb. long pasta (linguini or spaghetti)
- Dried Italian seasoning
- Baking powder
- Garlic powder
- Buffalo sauce
- Protein powder (flavored or unflavored)
- Rolled-cut oats
- Cooking spray
- Key lime juice
- Sweet condensed milk
- Graham crackers
- Brown sugar