Happy new year! Like almost everyone else, my new years resolutions usually involve plans to eat healthier. One year I actually did it! My idea of healthy eating doesn’t involve “low fat’ or “low carb” or anything else “low”. It consists of natural, fresh, minimally processed REAL food. Like Michael Pollan says ” eat food, not too much, mostly plants”. In the past I’ve talked about how I do this on a reasonable budget.
So, here are lots of ideas. Not only are these basically healthy ideas, but they’re also mostly really easy and quick.
Warm potato and arugula salad, Whole Foods roasted lima beans, caprese salad, chicken salad with grapes (roast chicken, mayo, plain yogurt, sliced grapes):
I make roast chicken a couple times a month. One chicken will last 3 or 4 days and can be used in many different ways. This is a “bowl” with the roast chicken, some steamed broccoli, and warm pasta salad with tomatoes, feta chunks, basil, and olive oil.
Chicken pasta bowl
Nothing is easier to make than eggs. Here’s a fried egg, some oven roasted potatoes, and a nice big green salad with veggies.
Eggs and salad
Fried eggs again. This time with a composed salad of greens, orange bell peppers, feta, and grape tomatoes. I also made some tzatziki, some hummus and some whole whole wheat pita.
Chicken posole and a green salad with lots of veggies. For dressing I usually just use olive oil and vinegar.
A big green salad and some chicken posole
The best and easiest black bean soup, green salad with leftover roast chicken.
Black bean soup and grilled chicken salad
I really like one bowl meals. One of the healthiest things you can eat is mixed veggies. This is onions, broccoli, orange bell peppers, and corn sauteed in some olive oil. I probably either servied this in a bowl of rice and black beans or in a taco.
I hope these ideas help you in your quest to eat healthier. Let me know what you eat when you want to be healthier!