Healthy-ish Recipe Roundup
January 22, 2021
I’m starting with Healthy-ish’
I’ve been feeling like it’s time for a reset when it comes to eating a bit healthier. I always aim to focus on putting good, whole foods in my body, but admittedly, when life gets busy, the first thing that seems to go are healthy eating habits. I tend to reach for more convenience foods, unintentionally replace meals with throw away foods like snacks (and candy!), and instead graze all day long. What helps me the most when I want to re-set is to reestablish some very attainable habits. That includes planning out a few healthy-ish recipes in advance in addition to making it a priority.
Tools for Tasty Success
In addition to flagging a few favorite recipes, I also try to remind myself of the tools that I have on hand to make healthier eating a bit easier. I love my air fryer for this reason and find that if I rely on my rice cooker to help me with prepping grains, I’m more likely to make grain bowls for lunch or dinner. My Vitamix helps with getting good-for-you smoothies into all of our family members in the mornings. With greens and frozen fruits I can usually convince everyone to indulge in a “morning milkshake”.
Check out a few of my favorite healthy-ish recipes below!
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The more color, the better! This good-for-you bowl recipe is filled with veggies from every color in the rainbow with a zingy citrus vinaigrette. The bright colors make this dish a bit more convincing for my kids. I however, need no convincing and want to dive right in.
Just because you’re trying to eat a bit healthier doesn’t mean that you’re required to give up all crispy foods! In fact, my air fryer has been a game changer for me when it comes to getting that crunch while trying to eat healthy.
This orzo pasta salad is packed with protein from the seasoned sautéed shrimp. The citrus flavor pairs perfectly with tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and other classic Greek flavors from feta cheese and fresh dill.
A modern take on the classic chicken noodle soup. Brightened up with fresh lemon, colorful heirloom carrots, and my favorite freezer staple – petite peas. The Israeli cous cous replaces a traditional noodle and makes for the loveliest texture!
A simple but hearty vegetarian dinner full of delicious spices and flavor – bonus it’s super easy to put together with only a few simple ingredients.