I’ve been trying now for the longest time to eat as best as I can.. I’d say my diet is for the most part ‘balanced’. Sometimes I have those times where I cannot get enough of healthy foods and then others, well.. the not so good food. I mean, I’m only human, don’t judge me. I’m just a sucker for chocolate and cake okay?
Anyway, I do eat fairly good 90% of the time and have managed to find quite a few simple meals that I enjoy. I always set out my week ahead, plan my meals so I know I have everything in ready. I’ll admit I’m not much of a cook (I’m a baker) so making big meals isn’t the one for me. So it was important I found quick and easy meals that I know are full of all the good stuff but equally won’t mean I have to stand around the oven for hours on end.
Scrambled egg & Smoked salmon
I absolutely love this meal! It definitely is one of the quickest lunch time meals. Salmon is extremely good for you, so that’s a bonus. A couple of scrambled eggs with some chives and ground black pepper thrown in. Some smoked salmon ready to eat and 2 slices of the best granary bread there is. This is one of those, ‘I need something healthy to eat but I cannot be bothered to stand preparing’ type meals. I eat this twice a week without fail. I got this recipe from a fitness plan.
Sweet potato & prawn salad
I feel like this one is very simple and you’ve probably already had it but none the less a perfect little meal for lunch or dinner time. I’m not a huge fan of salads so I try and add in a couple of other things to make it more interesting.. hence the prawns and sweet potato. I love cheese too so it doesn’t hurt to throw in a little here and there. Salad cream is a must when I’m eating salads.
Garlic prawns & quinoa
I’m a seafood kinda girl, always have been and always will be. If I can have prawns on a meal, you bet I will be having them. I found this recipe on my fitness plan so I was over the moon that many of the recipes included seafood or at least prawns. This one is a little bit more time consuming compared to some but completely worth it. I had never tried quinoa before this meal but oh my goodness.. I love it. Throw in some chopped garlic, salt and pepper and parsley leaves and you’ve got yourself a blooming good meal.
Creamy chicken spaghetti Alfredo
If you like semi spicy food then this is the one for you. I’m not big on spicy food so I didn’t add as much chilli as the recipe said. It’s another one courtesy of the fitness plan I am currently doing. It’s the perfect meal for you and your family (maybe not for children). My family absolutely love it and cannot wait for me to make it again. It’s got a few extra bits in that you probably wouldn’t expect like; cashew nuts, cauliflower, garlic, almond milk, dijon mustard, onions, red chilli, chilli flakes, cherry tomatoes and spinach. Again it is a bit more time consuming but perfect for a day when you have more time on your hands.
Avocado on granary toast with poached egg and spinach
I’ll admit, Avocado isn’t up there with my favourite foods of all time.. but this meal on the other hand is. I’ll say it again but this meal is from my fitness plan (I have no idea what I would do without it). A splash of lemon juice mixed with Avocado is the best way to make it taste yummy. I also have sea salt and black pepper on there for extra flavour. You know me, I don’t like to do too much cooking so this is another simple but delicious meal.
I have this meal every other day for my breakfast. If it’s a little too heavy for you, it works for lunch too. Because of the protein in there it is a perfect meal to have after your workout. I like mine with some Greek yogurt, honey, blueberries and a sprinkling of granulated sugar. But this is one you can get creative with, add whatever you like as your toppings.