Do you love burritos but have a hard time figuring out how to incorporate them into your meal planning? If so, we have a great alternative burrito for you. These spaghetti squash burrito bowls from Clean Food Crush are easy to tailor to your personal preferences and replace many of the calorie dense aspects of typical burritos with more nutritious options. If you are a macro counter, they can adapt easily to your personal macros as well. Check them out the next time you crave Mexican cuisine! https://cleanfoodcrush.com/squash-burrito-bowls/
Instant pots have been making their mark lately, and recipes like this one are part of the reason why. This delicious recipe brings together salmon and veggies for an easy to prepare, tasty dinner that is ready in no time. Seriously, it is fifteen minutes from start to finish! With tasty Asian flavors, it can be served with rice if you need some extra carbs or without. https://instantpoteats.com/quick-instant-pot-salmon-with-vegetables-asian-recipe/
Did you know that there is a delicious dessert called a fool? Well, there is, and in honor of April Fool’s Day, we are featuring a tasty strawberry version from The Spruce Eats with less than two hundred calories per serving. That’s not a joke, folks! Featuring fresh strawberries and Greek yogurt, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at your upcoming spring events. Enjoy! https://www.thespruceeats.com/strawberry-april-fool-4018676
I love Italian food and one of my particular favorites is Chicken or Veal Marsala. However, eating it regularly isn’t exactly likely to help me meet my nutrition or gym goals. This “skinny” version from The Skinnytaste Cookbook via Grandbaby Cakes is a great compromise - Marsala sauce flavor without all of the calories! https://grandbaby-cakes.com/skinny-chicken-marsala/
Bacon? Eggs? Avocados? I love all three, so imagine my glee when I stumbled across this recipe for Bacon Baked Egg in Avocado from Joyful Healthy Eats! Simple to prepare and full of good nutrition, this could easily become a favorite in our house. Warning: this is a VERY calorically dense dish, so don’t go for seconds. Pair with a salad with vinegar instead. www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/bacon-baked-egg-in-avocado/
When you are looking to keep calories and fats low, chutneys can be a great way to add flavor. That’s why I love this recipe from Eating Well. It’s got lots of winter flavors and protein without a lot of calories or fats. It’s also easy to prepare and clean up is a snap, so give it a try if you are looking for something new! www.eatingwell.com/recipe/270191/pork-tenderloin-with-apple-onion-chutney/
Are you looking to add more fish into your diet? If so, check out this fifteen minute recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Featuring salmon and avocado, it is loaded with healthy fats that often we don’t get enough of in our diets. Give it a whirl the next time you are short on time but looking for something healthy and delicious to eat! www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/easy-salmon-with-avocado-and-basil/
Do you love a quick, hearty breakfast that doesn’t involve eggs? If so, try these vegan egg cups from ExSloth. Made with chickpea flour, these little muffins can be made ahead of time, frozen, and reheated as needed. Experiment with your favorite leftover veggies and seasonings! www.exsloth.com/chickpea-flour-omelette-muffins-vegan-egg/
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE pancakes, especially for post workout meals. These pancakes from Ambitious Kitchen have lots of healthy carbs and protein and not a whole lot of fat. It’s the perfect recipe for a post-workout treat. Check them out here: www.ambitiouskitchen.com/cottage-cheese-banana-oatmeal-protein-pancakes/
I love Eating Well’s recipes, and I love one pot meals, so this one grabbed my attention when I saw it. Featuring chicken, kale, and couscous, it provides all sorts of macro and micro nutrients into one dish. Substitute chicken breast for the chicken thighs if you are calorie conscious, but expect it to be slightly drier. www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252518/chicken-thighs-with-couscous-kale/
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Amy Mariani is the owner of Fit & Fabulous LLC in Winchester, Massachusetts. She is also the nutrition coach at mountainstrength.com. Her mission is to help people eat healthy and love life.
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