One of my friends asked me for some meal ideas and after I responded, I realized that a lot of people freak out when they are thinking about making healthier changes to their diet because they picture themselves constantly hungry and chewing on a boring salad for every meal. Luckily, this is not the case and to prove it, I have compiled a long list with ideas of simple ingredients you can mix and match to create flavorful, healthy meals. Checkout the downloadable version of the list below! Print it out or pull it up on your phone when you are at the grocery store or poking around in your fridge to inspire you!
Some Ideas To Get You Started:
- Southwest Salad:
Romaine + Quinoa + Black Beans + Corn + Onion + Tomato + Avocado + Salsa
- Greek Salad:
Romaine + Garbanzo Beans + Green Peppers + Cucumber + Tomato + Artichokes + Hummus
- Pad Thai:
Zucchini Noodles + Edamame + Red Peppers + Carrots + Sugar Snap Peas + Tofu + Peanuts
- Chicken Soup Bowl:
Chicken Broth + Brown Rice + Grilled Chicken + Broccoli + Radishes + Parsley
- Asian Noodle Soup Bowl:
Vegetable Broth + Rice Noodles + Shrimp + Kale + Mung Bean Sprouts + Scallions + Sesame Seed Oil
This is a great way to use up leftover produce from the week or to throw together a quick lunch or dinner that can be easily tweaked for a variety of preferences in a family! For a fun spin on dinner or to feed a group, pick one or two items from the base list and put out a bunch of toppings, proteins and dressings to let everyone make their own!