I think one big misconception about eating a healthy diet is that there is so much prep and time that goes into it. In reality, I’m always finding ways to whip up meals and snacks that take less than 10 minutes. The key is to keep certain staples around your house that are prepped beforehand. I like to meal prep one day during the week (usually Sunday nights or Monday nights) basic foods that I know can work in various recipes.
These generally include:
- Brown rice
- Hard boiled eggs
- Soft boiled eggs
- Baked veggies
- Brown rice pasta or whole wheat pasta
- Spaghetti squash
- Tofu (or chicken, shrimp, ground turkey, or any other lean protein)
Then, when the day comes, I can mix and match what I want to eat. The meals generally include:
- Stir fry
- Skinny “fried” rice
- Teriyaki veggie bowls
- Healthy pizzas
- Tofu with curry + rice + veggies
- Avocado toast variations
- Any dish that revolves around eggs
- Spaghetti squash with a simple meat & veggie sauce
The other day when browsing Pinterest, I saw this idea for mixing eggs with classic caprese flavors. I loved the idea so decided to take a simple spin on the dish and make it into my own.
- 2 soft boiled eggs
- 3/4 cup of fresh arugula
- 1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- Balsamic vinegar & black pepper – to taste
- Take 2 prepped soft boiled eggs out of the fridge
- Slice in 1/2 and top on fresh arugula + tomatoes
- Toss in balsamic vinegar & top with black pepper
Sometimes the simplest dishes can be the tastiest!
21 Day Fix containers = 1 red | 1 green
Don’t know how to soft-boil an egg? Bring a pot of water to a boil then lightly place in your eggs. Cook for 6-7 minutes. Take eggs out of boiling water and place in an ice bath. Store in the fridge.
Questions for you:
- Have you ever soft-boiled an egg before?
- Are you a fan of balsamic? I tend to put it on everything…
- What do you have planned for dinner tonight?