While meal prep can be very helpful to assure you will have healthy meals on hand for the week, it doesn't always happen. When it doesn't, here are some of my go-to’s when I need to make a healthy dinner in a pinch:
Breakfast for Dinner
Eggs, omelets, protein pancakes, and protein oats are all some of my favorite options when it comes to easy dinners. Pictured is simply 2 eggs cooked, along with a sweet potato microwaved for 8 minutes and topped with coconut butter and cinnamon.
Smoothie in a Bowl
One of my favorite meals of all time is a smoothie in a bowl. It’s filling, tastes great, and takes 5 minutes tops to make. In this smoothie is a scoop of protein, frozen kale, 100 grams of frozen strawberries, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup ice, and 1/2 tsp. of xantham gum.
Stir fries can be quick, simple, and packed with veggies, plus they come together quick. In this is diced chicken breast, edamame, bell pepper, broccoli, and shredded carrots cooked with coconut oil and topped with coconut aminos. You can use any protein or veggies you have on hand in these.
Protein and Veggies
Make a super simple, protein, vegetable, and optional complex carb combo. Grill chicken, steam some spinach, and boil quinoa or brown rice. Fast and filling with an awesome nutrient profile.
Mix and Match Salad
Make a salad with anything you have on hand. Pictured above is baby spinach, turkey, carrots, bell pepper, strawberries, sunflower seeds, raisins, and goat cheese. Any extra veggies, proteins, and healthy fats you have on hand, toss in your salad.