I’ve been in a food rut lately. I just don’t feel like making dinner… ever. This means I don’t have left overs for lunch either. I think this is related to the fact that I would rather be playing outside than grocery shopping.
My family hates it when this happens because that means they have to scavenge for food on their own only there isn’t really any food in the house other than a wrinkly apple and the weird things you find in the back of your pantry.
Fortunately for them the clouds started to roll in leaving me nothing better to do during a stormy nap time but to do some meal planning. Before I knew it I had found the inspiration I needed to have an answer to the question I have learned to hate… “What’s for dinner?”
Here are a few healthy recipes that caught my eye…
Chicken Nectarine Poppy Seed Salad– This recipe looks so fresh and yummy! It will be perfect for those nights when dinner time has snuck up on me because I either spent too much time at the pool or I went for an impromptu bike ride too late in the evening. It’ll also be the perfect “go to” lunch assuming I keep left over grilled chicken in the fridge.
Lighter Orange Beef and Broccoli– This is a recipe I’m going to have to wait to make when Brent is home. He loves his beef and broccoli. You can also prepare several of these components before hand leaving you plenty more time to frolic before dinner time.
Open-Faced Sandwiches with Ricotta, Arugula and Fried Egg– I have all of these ingredients sitting in my fridge. This would be a great breakfast or quick lunch or breakfast for dinner. I can see me eating this on a night when Brent is at work.
Healthy Chicken, Orange and Kale Salad– There is something about the colors of the salad that have me craving a bite. Right. Now. Only I’d substitute the feta with ricotta because feta tastes like a goat teet, yes I just said teet. (Don’t ask, it’s along story.)
Chicken Gyros– If I could be best friends with a food it would be with this. Only the relationship wouldn’t last that long because I would eat it.
Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad– I love these kinds of salads because you can make them ahead of time without having to worry about it getting all soggy. I have had a crush on the ol’ brussels sprouts and kale combo for a while now. There is just something satisfying about the chew factor. Plus it has bacon… who doesn’t love a little bacon?
Almond Oat Banana Crepes– For those days when I want to be naughty without actually being naughty.
5 Minute Healthy Frozen Yogurt– Because your summer isn’t complete unless you have a sticky frozen treat dripping down your elbows on a hot summer night.
Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas– A little something to get me through this potty training adventure I’m about to embark on. It starts on Tuesday (after my job interview) I won’t be leaving the house much after that so I may try to use this recipe to entice some friends to pay me a visit while my daughter continuously pees her pants.
Welp, there you have it! A list of yummy feel good food to get me through the week. Now we just have to see if I find the motivation to make it to the grocery store 😉