Low-key….this is what i’ve been eating on a daily basis.
If you follow me on Insta Stories you know that I’ve upped my workout routine this year. I’m currently on week 14 (!!) of Sweat with Kayla and I like it because it satisfies the to-do list human that I am.
I love how the app works because I get to “cross-off” workouts. I also LOVE that I can do the resistance workouts while not having to leave the house. I don’t even belong to a gym so I just do the workouts at home with weights while I watch This is Us or The View or Good Morning America (I also realize I love ABC!).
AND, the cardio workouts are good because I go on 40 minute walks with Amelia, which we both have come to love SO much. For the high-intensity workouts, I head to Soul Cycle (Dani is my favorite instructor in LA).
ANYWAYZ, I feel like the last couple of weeks on this here blog, I’ve been providing recipes that are sort of complicated, indulgent, etc. so I wanted to share what I’ve been eating for lunch (or dinner) that all take under 15 minutes.
Also, for some reason I can spend three hours making a pie or a cake and love every second of it but when it comes to making something healthy for myself, I want it to come together in less than 12 minutes. All of these do!
This is what I’ve been eating A LOT. These posts won’t be Pinned a million times or get all the likes on Instagram but they’re really practical so I figured I’d share them.
1. My favorite breakfast-y salad. Total time: 8 minutes.
I use and eat out of the SAME bowl. Less clean-up. A squeeze of lemon, olive juice, crushed red pepper (a staple in every meal ever for me), salt; all whisked together.
And then arugula. Added and tossed until thoroughly coated. More salt because it’s necessary. And then two boiled 8-minute eggs, cherry tomatoes and half of an avocado. That’s it!
Sometimes instead of eggs, I’ll add a can of tuna, a dollop of mayonnaise and tons of pepper and lime juice.
2. Protein-Style Chicken Burger with a side of Sweet Potato Fries. Total time: 15 minutes.
I season the patty, cook it in and then top it with a small handful of Tillamook cheese. I also LOVE these frozen Alexia fries so I put those in the oven. They only take like 10 minutes. And then I wrap the burger in lettuce, slice of onion and tomato and serve it with the fries (not pictured because on this shoot day I forgot them lol).
3. Harissa Quinoa with Eggs. Total time: 8 minutes
I buy frozen cooked quinoa from Whole Foods and yes it sort of means I’m a little lazy but I spend so much time already cooking that I figure I can afford to take some short-cuts. Harissa makes everything taste good so I usually mix a bit of harissa, water and feta cheese or parmesan (if I have it) with the quinoa. I’ll throw in some Italian parsley, which I always have and I’ll top it with eggs (because I always have them in the fridge).
I have no idea if these ideas are like super boring and so played out. Or if it’s like oh cool I’ll eat that!
But this is what I make for myself ALL the time.
Josh is the opposite of a dieter. He can literally eat anything he wants all day long, three meals a day and not gain a thing. (I still tell him this isn’t the healthiest.)
But I AM NOT THAT WAY. I have to counterbalance my cake eating/testing with healthy meals.
Cooking super healthy for myself isn’t my strong suit so please share what you cook for yourself that are quick and easy! I’d love to know!