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10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to finally sit down and right a post for you guys. My schedule is literally jammed packed, so when I come home, all I’ve been wanting to do is sit down, drink some lemon water, and watch Netflix (for like the whole 30 minutes I’m home at night before sleep). But this morning has been so nice because I don’t go to dance until 12, so I have a good amount of time to write. The weather is rainy, so I’ve got some Jazz Cafe Playing on Spotify and I’m about to dig into this raw cheesecake I made last night (recipe to come) so life is really GOOD. 

I started my second job this week, so in addition to dance and my other job, I feel like I haven’t really had time to eat and cook like normal. I feel incredibly bloated, sluggish, and just feel like my body isn’t getting what it needs. I do get the occasional chance to make a quick and healthy recipe every now and then though, and I try to share them with you as much as possible. I need to really set one day aside for prepping my meals so that I’m not rushing around like crazy during the week. 

I know you all are as busy as I am, so I hope these recipes give you something healthy and yummy to take with you on-the-go. It’s so important to make time for eating clean and nourishing our bodies, or else we will just crash and not be able to pursue our passions full-out. Right now I am currently not eating dairy, gluten, or drinking caffeine (other than allowing myself 1 bottle of kombucha a day) and see if that helps how I feel. Also, I have GOT to eat more meats. When my body doesn’t get that protein, I feel absolutely terrible. That’s something else I’ve really got to work on this next week. My Mom stocked me up when I went home though, so I’m pretty excited to make some tasty meals with that. 

So here are a few of my favorite quick, easy, and healthy recipes that are DELICIOUS and are perfect for anyone with a busy schedule. Enjoy!

1. Savory and Sweet Toast-

10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

What you need for the savory:

  • 1 piece of gluten-free bread
  • ghee (I use Ancient Organics)
  • pesto
  • scrambled eggs
  • purple onions (chopped fine)
  • roasted sunflower seeds
  • alfalfa sprouts

What you need for the sweet:

Directions-

  1. Toast both pieces of bread, and spread ghee on top when done.
  2. For the savory bread, top 1 slice of bread with all ingredients (in that order) and set aside. 
  3. For the sweet bread, mix together peanut butter and cacao powder. Spread on top of your other slice of bread and then top with remaining ingredients, and serve both slices of bread piled high with goodies. YUM. 

 

2. Hummus and Veggie Buddha Bowl-

10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

What you need: 

-Pile all ingredients on top of the bowl of spinach, in the order above, and drizzle with some of your favorite dressing. 

 

3. Mexican Hot Chocolate Smoothie (recipe courtesy of Shut the Kale Up)-

10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

What you need:

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 C. organic coconut milk
  • 2 T. raw cacao (I used Health Works)
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 T. organic molasses
  • 1/2 C. frozen cauliflower
  • sprinkle of cayenne
  • sprinkle of Himalayan salt
  • Stevia to taste

Toppings:

-Blend all smoothie ingredients together and top with the listed toppings (or whatever else you want)! 

 

4. Sweet and Salty Sweet Potato Mash-

10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

What you need:

  • 1 steamed sweet potato (mashed)
  • ghee (Ancient Organics)
  • organic coconut sugar
  • sprinkle of Stevia 
  • dash of cinnamon 

Toppings: 

-Mix together your ghee, coconut sugar, stevia, and cinnamon, then top with all of these yummy toppings.  

 

5. Pineapple and Coconut Waffles-

10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

What you need:

  • Simple Mills Waffle Mix (or other gluten-free waffle mix)
  • coconut whipped cream (I used So Delicious brand)
  • toasted coconut
  • dried pineapple (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • coconut sugar 
  • organic maple syrup

– Prepare waffles as directed on the box. Top with remaining ingredients. 

 

6. Cauliflower Power Bowl-

10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

What you need:

  • large bowl of spinach
  • grilled chicken
  • quinoa roasted
  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • sunflower seeds
  • avocado
  • sweet/spicy dressing

Baked cauliflower:

  • cauliflower pieces
  • maple syrup
  • sriracha
  • coconut oil
  • pepper 

Directions-

1. Mix all of your roasted cauliflower ingredients together in a medium-size bowl, and bake at 400 degrees F. until crispy. 

2. Top your spinach with the baked cauliflower and remaining topping ingredients listed above. Drizzle with sweet/spicy dressing or sauce of choice. 

 

7. Blue Matcha Collagen Latte-

What you need:

-In a small pot, heat coconut milk to medium-high heat. Add blue matcha, vanilla, stevia, and whisk well. Continuing stirring until warm. 

 

8. Pineapple and Coconut Acai Bowl-

10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

What you need:

  • 1 packet of frozen Acai (I used Trader Joe’s Organic Frozen Acai Packets)
  • 1/2 C. frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 C. frozen banana
  • 1/2 C. coconut water (I used Harmless Harvest, best coconut water EVER)
  • 1/2 C. organic coconut milk
  • sprinkle of Stevia 

Toppings:

-Blend all of your smoothie ingredients together, adjusting sweetness with the Stevia to your preference. Top with all of the toppings above or pick your own! 

 

9. Bean Burger Taco Salad-

What you need:

-On a plate of spinach, top with all of the toppings above and use blue corn chips for “dipping.” 

 

10. Pesto Zoodles-

10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Meal Ideas

What you need:

  • zucchini noodles (I used Veggie Noodle Co.)
  • pesto
  • roasted cherry tomatoes
  • blackened chicken
  • dairy-free mozzarella 

-Toss zucchini noodles with pesto and top with cherry tomatoes, chicken, and mozzarella. 

 

If you get a chance to try any of these yummy recipes, please tag me @adancersplate or #embraceyourplate so that I can see your yummy creations!