A quick, cheap, and easy meal is using top ramen noodles (buy the blue pack by the brand nissin- it says vegetarian on it), and adding whatever frozen veggies you have (i did peas and spinach). i didn't use the packet of seasoning, but i added a splash of soy sauce, sriracha, a drop of sesame oil, and ground pepper. ramen noodles were the first thing that i ever learned to cook. i grew up with my grandma and i distinctly remember how she was tired of me asking for her to cook it, so she showed me how to boil water and do it myself. i don't eat it all that much anymore, but when i do, i think of my late grandma.
4 weeks ago
Mamma mia! here’s some perfect pasta prepared in 20 minutes or less 😋
speedy spinach ricotta ravioli with chicken sausage and tomatoes, on this week's menu.
This recipe for cajun jambalaya pasta is full of andouille sausage, shrimp, cajun spiced chicken and vegetables, all served over creamy pasta. a hearty meal that's perfect for an everyday dinner or for entertaining!
1/2 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined (you can either remove the tails or leave them on for a more elegant presentation)
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil divided use
2 inch links of aidells® cajun style andouille sausage cut into 1/2 thick rounds
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning or more to taste
1 small red onion thinly sliced
2 cups of thinly sliced bell peppers (i used red, yellow, and green)
10 ounces linguine pasta other long pasta varieties will also work
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
bring a large p*t of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook according to package directions.
while the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
add the onions and peppers and cook for 4-6 minutes or until softened. season with 1 teaspoon of the cajun seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
remove the peppers and onions from the pan and place on a plate. cover with foil to keep warm.
wipe out the pan with a paper towel and heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat.
add the chicken to the pan and season with salt, pepper and remaining teaspoon of cajun seasoning. cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until cooked through.
add the sausage to the pan and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and opaque.
add the reserved bell peppers and onions to the pan and stir to combine.
drain the pasta and return to the p*t it cooked in. turn the heat on medium high and add the cream along with salt and pepper to taste. cook for 3-4 minutes or until sauce has started to thicken.
If i never had to cook dinner again i’d be a seriously happy woman. seeing as that’s not possible, i try my best to keep things as easy as possible while still being tasty & healthy. tall order, no? here’s one of my new favorites. i made this up after eating a delicious salad in, of all places, an airport🤫
prep it buffet style & use the leftovers for lunches for the rest of the week:
-mix equal size cans of partially drained black beans and corn along with an equal part fresh pico de gallo.
-shred a rotisserie chicken (i hear some stores sell them pre-shredded!)
-rough chop a handful or two of cilantro
-dice small avocado ~
for 1 serving of 40 grams of protein & 387 calories:
toss together 2 cups spring mix, 3/4 cup of corn/bean/pico mix, 4oz chicken, and 1/4 of the small avocado. sprinkle on some cilantro.
i mixed up a cilantro lime vinaigrette to drizzle on top, but it honestly didn’t need it.
hope you like it!
Is a deep love for pasta a thing for anyone else? ❤️
if i’m in a rush, i make pasta. if i’m stuck for meal ideas, i make pasta. if i want a hit of carby goodness, i make pasta.
it’s just such an easy go-to dinner and a great way to sneak loads of veggies and tons of healthy fats into a meal.
it makes me even happier that gf pasta tastes so good and doesn’t cause that uncomfortable pasta bloat🤰🏻
dinner the other night was this red lentil pasta with homemade basil + parsley dairy free pesto (recipe in highlights 👆🏻), tonnes of spinach, cherry tomatoes, garlicky mushrooms, purple pea shoots, h**p hearts and micro greens 🌱🌱
With everyone heading back to school and trying to check off the rest of my summer bucket list, mid-august is utter chaos! are you in the same boat?
Need a quick lunch fix? this can be prepped in about 15 minutes! this asian inspired bowl is super simple, with a good dose of broccoli 🥦, plenty of tofu (quickly cooked with a bit of soy in a non stick pan) and vermicelli (a quick fix favourite) with a good drizzle of lemon. 🍜🍜🍜 both broccoli and sesame seeds are a great source of plant based calcium!! 🥦🥦🥦🥦
Week 1 day 4 - dinner (low carb day)
tilapia (@mrsdashrecipes no salt lemon pepper seasoning)
literally, the most time efficient, lowest calorie, nutrient dense, fresh dinner meal!
i did mention my meals do get a bit redundant right?
the initial 3 weeks prior to when i started to eat cleaner i had more variety. i then omitted certain foods from my diet due to how my body responded.
i'm lactose intolerant, so i cut dairy. i switched to sprouted grains opposed to 100% wheat bread. i eliminated certain fruits to more nutrient dense fruits. i have primary hypertension, so i cut/lowered sodium to name a few.
my food choices are pretty simple, and curtailed to how my body works. everyones body doesn't function the same, so their is no "golden rule" to follow. some people don't respond well to carbs and some people need high carbs.
i've been tracking my diet by macro counting and tracking fitness progress with a body analysis scale.
i observe my macro numbers by what food i ate and utilize my scale to see how my body responded.
in conclusion, i'm still trying to figure out what works best for me.
what i eat and what i do will not give you the same results as me. each and everyone of us is unique.
trusting your individual uniqness challenges you to lay yourself open.
question? would you like to also see everything i post on my story as in snacks, protein, supplements, etc?
i eat 6 meals a day, but only post my main meals.
So this was actually my dinner yesterday but i had to share it because believe it or not; there is absolutely zero pasta in that bowl.
none. zip. zilch. nada.nil.
that’s right there is no pasta in this bowl. i’m not pulling your leg. it’s true!
my dad found this rotini at shoprite on tuesday. it’s made of vegetables! it has some legumes in it like lentils to give it a pasta consistency but this teensy bowl (you really can’t tell by the picture but the entire bowl is no bigger than the palm of my hand and it only holds about half a cup of food. so it’s great for portion control!) is really filling!
added a few extra veggies and made it heartier and voila! yumola!
high protein too. 10 grams per serving.
i only bought one bag this time. next time i’m buying three lol! i got two meals out of one bag and it’s microwaveable. so if i need a healthy dinner in a pinch? i got it! loved this quick dish!
okay i’m done talking food now lol good nite!
The best thing about salads is that you can toss in just about anything you have on hand and call it a day🍅🥒🥕🌶🥗 and that’s exactly what i did. i’ve been pretty busy lately so quick dinners at home has been my go to!
Tacos 🌮 📄. dear sweet daughters of mine, sometimes there will be days where you have barely anytime to eat. stuff a taco with as many veggies as possible and you’ll thank me. love,❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️mom. ingredients:organic ground beef kirkland brand toppings of choice: red pepper, yellow onion, shredded lettuce, avocado, mexican cheese blend sprouts brand, taco shells sprouts brand, organic taco seasoning sprouts brand. recipe: brown ground beef for about 5 minutes on a skillet on medium heat stir in taco seasoning of choice, turn heat to low and let simmer for 2 minutes. bake shells at 325 for 4 minutes. assemble tacos. enjoy! sometimes i add black beans. i had them. ran out of time. ⏰ #stayathomemom#letterfrommom#familygathershere#taco#tacothursday#veggies#quickdinner#bowbites