The number one thing I hear from people when trying to start eating healthier is TIME. People don’t have time to cook, prepare, prep, etc. I totally get it! We are in a season in our life right now where we stay busy and get very little downtime to just BE. So taking two hours to prepare a 5 course healthy dinner is just not in the cards on most nights. I think all moms can relate there. These are a few of our “go-to” meals that take no more than 5-10 minutes to make.
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup almond meal
1/3 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup egg whites
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
Stevia to taste
Splash of Almond milk
Mix all ingredients in a small food processor or blender. Heat up your waffle maker and use coconut oil or non stick spray on the iron. Pour half the mixture in and remove when finished. Repeat with the other half. Top waffles with blueberries, banana, almond butter, and/or pure maple syrup.
Veggies and Eggs
Any and as many veggies of your choice
1 whole egg + 1 egg white
1/4 cup shredded cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Coconut oil or Earth Balance
Heat oil or Earth Balance in the pan and add veggies to cook. Today I used Brussel sprouts, kale, broccoli, carrots and onion. When finished, transfer to a plate and cook the eggs any way you like. Top with cheese, salt and pepper. No, seriously…it’s that easy.
1/2 cup Greek yogurt of choice (Fage 0% is my favorite)
1/3 cup granola or other cereal (I like to stick to gluten free kinds with very low sugar)
1 tbsp nut butter
Throw everything in a bowl…mix together…devour! This is my all time favorite snack!
I am not a big meat eater at all. I actually love to lean towards eating a vegan diet just because that’s how I feel my body is most nourished. However, I do love yogurt and recently eggs. I highly recommend if you are a meat eater to always, always buy organic animal products. Look for labels that say “certified organic”, “grass fed”, and “non-gmo” when buying these products. More on these topics to come!
And of course…always try to bring a cute shopping buddy along for entertainment.