4.17.2010

Healthy Yet Delicious Meals

In my mission to eat healthy, homemade food Jeff and I came up with six meals that have whole grains, protein and lots of fruits and veggies.

Here’s what we decided on for this week’s dinners:

• Spinach spaghetti with eggplant marinara sauce and a Greek lettuce salad and strawberries
Apple Feta Pizza on a whole grain crust with a side of steamed broccoli and grapes
Vegetable curry over brown rice and a strawberries
• Tofu veggie stirfry over brown rice and oranges
Vegetarian enchiladas with cilantro, lettuce, green pepper, tomato and avocado plus grapes
• Grilled basa fish with a baked sweet potato, asparagus and strawberries
Sounds pretty good huh? These are all healthy, filling meals so hopefully I won’t go to bed hungry. Although I realize going to bed hungry is sometimes part of the deal when working towards losing weight. I’ve got a plan and I’m feeling motivated.

We headed out and bought the groceries we will need for the coming week.

Here’s the whole grains we got:

The fresh fruits and veggies:

The proteins and dairy:


What about lunch and breakfast? I start work at 7:00am, so I generally bring a travel mug of coffee and a breakfast to eat while I go through my email and desk work in the morning. Lunch is generally something quick that doesn’t need to be heated or refrigerated. I have a plan to put together some healthy and simple breakfasts and lunches. I will make a couple days worth in one go to save on time. I’ll show you what I’m up to in tomorrow’s post: Quick, Healthy, Homemade Breakfast.

4 comments:

  1. That all sounds good - but i must point out that carbs for dinner make losing weight much more difficult. Since the wedding i've gained 20 pounds - mostly because i allow myself to eat the pasta and crusts and other carb things along with andy, instead of just the sauce or whatever. rice is great - eat it for lunch!

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  2. I love this post! I'm either at work, or at school from 9-4 Monday - Thursday and I refuse to buy food at work or school. I swear I run around like a bag lady with my lunchbags and tupperware! I love using La Tortilla fiber wraps to wrap deli meat + vegetables. Sometimes I'll wrap pb + banana.

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  3. I love the sound of your meals! I to am blogging for my health to lose weight! I'm really new here so I happy you connected with me, I'm looking forward to reading more
    Cheers
    Debby

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  4. Hi! Those meals sound fantastic! I don't know if you have previously tried this, but try Quinoa as your carb/seed/fiber! Complete protein and you can use it instead of couscous or oatmeal for breakfast!

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