January 18, 2011

Quick Healthy Meals from a Dietitian

Reader Ava (same name as my puppy!!) asked about some quick breakfast and lunch options.  Here are some ideas of things that I love to eat for these meals:
-Instant oats (in a packet or from a larger container) microwaved and topped with peanut butter, nuts, and/or fruit.

-Toast with peanut butter, bananas, and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup.

-A couple eggs scrambled up with salsa, ground beef (leftover from a previous dinner), and topped with a little cheese.

-A bagel thin with a couple slices canadian bacon, ketchup, and a slice of reduced fat cheese (yum!).

-A smoothie with fruit of your choice, spinach (I swear you cannot taste it at all), yogurt, milk, and whatever else you feel like!

-A sandwich with hummus, veggies, and lunch meat (I have a George Foreman so I love to grill up these sandwiches. It takes less than 5 minutes and makes the lunch seem like it's from a restaurant.)

-A whole wheat tortilla filled with refried beans, salsa, and cheese with some fresh green peppers on the side

-Canned tomato soup topped with cheddar cheese, frozen veggies, and a little pre-cooked bacon.

-A salad topped with chopped veggies (anything you have really), canned beans (I love kidney and garbanzo), avacado (for healthy fat), and a slice of whole wheat toast made into croutons.

-A veggie burger (I like Boca original burgers and falafel Sunshine burgers) on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and mustard.

What are some of your favorite quick and healthy go-to meals?

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  1. Wow- that looks yummy!

    Stopping by via the Tuesday Hop to follow and to say hello. Come on by and visit.

  2. oooh, I just started eating healthy again and have been doing some of these.

    Except I never thought about the scrambled eggs with leftover beef and salsa. I use soy crumbles instead of ground beef and I bet it would taste awesome.

    And I completely agree about the spinach, You cannot taste it. I juice it sometimes with apples or strawberries.

    I love veggie burgers. My fave is morningstar farms spicy black bean!

    I so want to try the whole wheat tortilla lunch recipe you posted.

    Thank you

  3. Spinach can have a better taste when paired with juice.

  4. I love your ideas. My favorite meal would be grilled fish fillet, pasta without too much butter, parmesan cheese on top, Classico sauce added and veggies grilled or steamed with slices of garlic inside. Well, this is not the quickest meal to prepare!


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