Episode 8 – Healthier in a Hurry!

Finding time to prepare healthier meals for our families can sometimes (or always) be overwhelming, especially during the busy work week! Find out some of our favorite go-to nutrient dense meals and snacks for the whole family; grab your pen and paper!

Resources/Show Notes

Dinner

One Pot Cheesy Pasta Bake

Slow Cooker Marinara Chicken and Veggies

Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Berry Crocker Meatloaf

Pressure Cooker Mexican Quinoa Dinner

Instant Pot Light Fettuccine 

Crockpot Meatballs

Slow Cooker Mexian Flank Steak (for tacos)

Spinach and Gruyere Stuffed Tilapia (or cod)

5 Ingredient Pesto Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine 

Superfast Bean Tostadas with Cabbage Slaw 

BLT Tostadas

Chicken Summer Vegetable Tostadas 

Tempeh Sloppy Joes; one or two blocks of tempeh, chopped and then sauteed with a little oil in a pan.  Add 1/2 a can (or up to one can) of sloppy joe sauce to the tempeh, serve on whole grain buns.

Simple Cheesey Vegetable bread; buy a frozen raw loaf of bread, thaw it out, press it out, add a bit of oil, cheese, and vegetables (I like spinach, red pepper and mushroom). Cook the vegetables first to get rid of excess water, then add them on top of the cheese. Roll the bread (basically fold it to encase the veggies and cheese) and put the seem downward. Bake according to directions.

Breakfast/Snacks

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/218929/slow-cooker-oats/

Egg/Oat/Banana Pancakes: 1 egg, 1/4 cup oats, 1 mashed ripe banana, in a small bowl, mix well, pour onto a greased pan and cook both sides for about 1 minute (or until cooked through). Serve with Greek yogurt and PB on top, or whatever you’d like

https://www.theleangreenbean.com/easy-banana-oat-bars/

Egg Muffins (modify how you’d like!); https://www.deliciousmeetshealthy.com/breakfast-egg-muffins/

Clio Yogurt Bar Snacks

Chocolate dipped apples; slice an apple, dips it in melted semi sweet chocolate cups

Giant Whole Wheat Apple-Oat Breakfast Cookies 

Blueberry-Lemon Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Cups 

Vegan and Gluten-Free Good Morning Breakfast Cookies 

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Cranberry-Seed Breakfast Cookies –

Mega Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies {Vegan} — 

Pumpkin-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats — 

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats — 

Crock Pot Cherry Pie Steel Cut Oats —

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip – 

Books:

Smart Meal Prep for Beginners

Nicole’s Slow Cooker Cookbook (Heart Healthy)

Cooking with Paige (Gina’s story book/cookbook for kids!)

Products we discussed

Mama Chia

Applegate Farms Sausage

That’s It Bars

Aldi Elevation Bars

Chobani Less Sugar

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