It's been quite some time since I shared some recent eats with you, so I've been making a conscious effort to snap pictures of meals and snacks lately to share here.
Protein smoothie: this time I decided to try adding spinach and flax seed to my regular frozen mixed berry, almond milk & chocolate protein powder. It was okay, but I haven't included those two ingredients since.
I try to pack my lunch everyday, but sometimes I get lazy or just don't make the time and this was one of those days. I usually opt for a tuna or salmon wrap on a whole wheat tortilla with veggies and tons of olives but they were out of whole wheat wraps. I decided to get the special, which was a chicken souvlaki pita with Greek salad. I omitted the pita (white bread) and had a lettuce wrap instead.
My breakfast, every morning at work: rolled oats, thawed berries, a heaping amount of cinnamon (to make up for no sugar), flax & chia seeds and of course, a peppermint tea.
This was a spinach salad I made for myself with left over pulled pork from a slow cooker meal I had made for dinner. In the salad is spinach, grape tomatoes, broccoli & pulled pork. I always try to drink tons of water throughout the day and with my lunch.
Dinner at home one night I grilled a chicken breast with Montreal Chicken Spice on my panini press and served it on a bed of coleslaw that I mixed with a small amount of Caesar dressing and hot sauce.
Lunch out one day at Nando's; I love to get the chicken on a pita, but they too were out of whole wheat pitas so I opted for a whole wheat tortilla wrap instead with coleslaw.
A super lazy, and basic meal for one, but I didn't feel like cooking so I baked some chicken with paprika and pepper, then sliced up raw zucchini and had it with hummus.
I had a friend come over for wine one evening so I did up a small cheese plate for us with brie and marble cheese, some brown rice Triscut crackers & red grapes.
Since switching over to Almond milk almost a year ago, I haven't looked back. The other day while shopping I came across Almond-Coconut milk, and while it's twice the calories as the unsweetened stuff I normally drink, I decided to try it since it was on sale. It was amazing and I'm a huge coconut lover so this was like a treat everyday when I got home from work.
Out to lunch with Sarah on a Friday at Chances R and I had the chicken souvlaki on a bed of brown and wild rice with a Greek style salad (I used 1/3 of the dressing).
I don't mind cooking, but for one person it can be a little cumbersome. I kept it basic for dinner this night with some grilled red onion, green pepper and ground chicken. I poured it over some quinoa, put some hot sauce on it and had half an avocado on the side.
My berry protein smoothie; this is my go-to evening snack lately instead of ice cream or a chocolate treat (that said, I'm gorging on Peanut Butter ice cream as I type this).
Left overs for lunch at work: home-made spaghetti with zucchini, celery and mushrooms on whole wheat pasta.
Dinner last night: pulled chicken salad on romaine with strawberries, pumpkin seeds, avocado & dried cranberries
I wasn't kidding about the ice cream (straight from the tub too, how sinful!)--but hey, we all need treats every now and again.
I'd love to hear some quick, healthy meals you're using for dinners; I'm always looking for new ways to mix things up so please share below if you'd like.
Have a great weekend!