A common saying in life is, “I am going to start eating healthier.” This saying is commonly said around New Years or when it is crunch time to get that summer body. Many people start eating healthy for a week and then fall off the rocker and go back to their old habits. Other people simply think eating healthy is boring, and do not try at all. Some think that eating healthy means eating less and not being able to enjoy snacks or desserts.
However these are all false. Eating healthy can be fun and exciting. When you eat healthy you can still enjoy simple sweets and snacks. The biggest thing about eating healthy is knowing your proportions and listening to your body.
Some people lack ideas and can not think of fun exciting meals to make for healthy eating. Today though I will be sharing four meals that you can substitute in your life as a healthier option.
The first meal is overnight oats. Overnight oats can be made with many different toppings. The one recipe I am going to give you is how to make Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats.
½ cup milk
½ cup rolled oats
½ - 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
Build your base: in a 12 oz. mason jar, pour in you milk (can be any kind you like), add your oats and your natural sweetener (this is your honey or maple syrup)
Add your fruit: add in any fruit you like can be fresh or frozen
Add your toppings: add in the rest of your extra toppings
Shake and then put in refrigerator: put your lid on the mason jar and then shake it up, put it in your fridge for 3-5 days
For more fun recipes use this website https://thrivinghomeblog.com/7-overnight-oats-recipes/
The second meal is one of my personal favorites, it is an Avocado Garlic Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
4 slices of bread
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Mix avocado, garlic, and crushed red pepper in a bowl
Spread your mixture of avocado onto your bread slices, then add your mozzarella cheese on top
Toast your sandwich on either a pan or grill (basically how you would normally make a grilled cheese sandwich)
Once golden brown take off the pan and cut and place on the plate, and you're ready to go!
If you want the exact recipe go to https://hh-hm.com/garlic-avocado-grilled-cheese-sandwich/
The third recipe is Shrimp and Vegetable Skillet. This recipe comes from Cookin’ with Mima.
2lb large shrimp raw
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chili seasoning
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon cumin
2 fresh garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Veggie section of ingredients:
1 small purple onion diced
1 large zucchini halved and sliced
1 large yellow squash also halved and sliced
1 red bell pepper cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Marinate your shrimp with the spices, lime juice, and the olive oil
Chop up and slice your veggies
Add one tablespoon of olive oil to your skillets and bring this up to medium heat. Sauté the vegetables until they have a golden color and are tender.
Keep this same skillet and sauté your shrimp. DO this until they are fully cooked. Then throw you veggies back into the skillet for mix with the shrimp for another 1 to 2 minutes.
Take off the skillet and plate, then serve!
The fourth and final recipe is a dessert option, these are Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Muffins from Chef Savvy.
1 cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips (can be semi sweet or dark chocolate)
preheat oven to 400 degrees, and grease your muffins pan with cooking spray
Add all the first 7 ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy
Pour in chocolate chips, then fold by hand, never blend in your chocolate chips this will break down the chip as a whole
Divide the batter into the muffin tray, best if each muffin was ¾ way filled
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes
Once done, take out of the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
These are four easy and healthy meals for your life. Happy cooking and happy eating!