Okay so. Today I thought it’d be fun to share a few healthy meals from the past week!
THIS. I made this incredibly easy and fresh and delicious pasta dish for dinner the other night. My husband was happy I was actually making dinner- he’s usually the chef in this relationship, but I’m stepping up my game. ;) Anyway. Did I mention it was so so easy? And so delicious? Yes?
Here’s how I made it:
1. Prepare pasta (I used veggie penne- there’s a whole serving of veggies in it! Yum!) al dente.
2. Sauté chicken in oilve oil, salt and garlic pepper (so good!), and set aside.
3. Sauté whole cherry tomatoes in olive oil and garlic (I used the same pan I made the chicken in).
4. Add everything into the pot with the pasta, with fresh basil and Italian parsley.
5. Drizzle olive oil all over.
See? I told you it was easy! And oh so tasty. Not to mention, healthy!
Another yummy meal from the week was this easy salad that we made with the leftover chicken. I love piling anything and everything on my salads, so really just use whatever you have in your house! :) Get creative. This time we had cucumber, bell pepper, carrot, tomato, chicken, pepperoncini, avocado and purple onion. And we threw it all on top of a bed of spinach!
Annnd my new favorite smoothie. I’m always just experimenting with ingredients, and this one was a winner!
- 1 frozen banana
- 4 frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tbsp yogurt
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
Okay, any yummy and easy recipes you made this week? Share! I’m on a roll. ;)
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You smoothie looks like a winner!
It was so good!!
Oooo I will need to test out some more healthy recipes. You know how last week you talked about the bean cereal? My mom found bean pasta. It’s actually really good, different but good lol
WHAT?! Bean pasta?! That’s different! haha I’ll have to check it out!
Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
Im all about easy and healthy meals- thanks for sharing!
Me too! Easy and healthy are basically my criteria with meals! ;)
Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy
Yeah I basically throw all my food together and then drizzle with some kind of oil too :P
haha easy peasy! ;)
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
What brand of veggie penne do you use? I’ve never tried it before, but it sounds delicious. I definitely want to look for it in the store!
It’s Barilla veggie penne! SO good! :) That and whole wheat/grain pasta are all I eat!
I’m so glad you posted this! I have been running out of healthy ideas!! (:
Aw yay! Glad to help! ;)
Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne
Yum!!! That pasta looks soooo good!! There is just something about tri-colored pasta that makes me want it every time I see it haha. I made my usually protein pancakes this week, but instead of banana I used plantains, and oh em gee! This produce the thickest pancake ever!! I was loving it :)
Haha I know what you mean! I love colored pasta- it’s just so fun! And whatttt I am SO trying plantains in my pancakes some day!
I’m definitely trying that pasta! Yum!
It’s my latest obsession. SO fresh and delicious!
Thanks for the yummy recipes! I will definitely be trying them! Random question though… where do you buy chia seeds? Whole Foods?
I actually got my chia seeds at Costco! The price can’t be beat! :) But they have them at Whole Foods and on Amazon, too.
Yum! All sounds good, especially that smoothie!!
It is soooo good!
Jessica @ JJ's Ways
I’d love to know your recommendation for a veggie penne brand as well. I’ve never tried it but it sounds delicious!
We just get Barilla pasta! :) The veggie penne is SO good!
I have been eating purple onion on everything lately! So much tastier than white onion. I look forwar to these Thursday healthy things posts every week! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes!! xoxo
Aww thanks so much, sweet girl! :) I’m glad that you enjoy these posts! I love writing them.
That looks delish. I’ve been eating lots of omelette with veggies! Super important to be eating heathy when breastfeeding!
YES, it is, girl! Great job! :) An omelette loaded with veggies is one of my go-to’s also!
I think both of these look amazing!! Especially the smoothie! I am so glad that you shared!
Aw yay, thanks girly! :)
Yes yes yes, share more of these! I just moved into an apartment where I have to cook only for myself, and I need some ideas for SUPER easy and healthy meals because otherwise I’ll just starve.
Oh, girl, you know with me you will ONLY get easy recipes! ;) And nobody wants you to starve so I’ll be sharing more!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
That pasta sounds SO delicious! Perfect for summer too. I think it may even be something Hunter would love! I’m definitely going to give it a try!
I definitely think even the pickiest of eaters would LOVE this pasta! :)