While we’re much more diligent about planning out dinners the rest of our meals tend to be more of a fly by night operation. While I do take these other meals into consideration while planning for the week I could probably be more specific. Perhaps that would eliminate the scratching of the head at 5:30 in the morning…hmmmmm.
I thought I’d share some of the things we turn to more frequently than not for these meals since I always love fresh ideas from somewhere else. I’ve been finding a lot of inspiration on Instagram with the #Whole30 hashtag. We’re not doing Whole 30 specifically but we’ve been adhering to some of the pillars of it. I’ve eliminated almost all dairy and have had very little grains and sugar. The weekends are more relaxed and I do still indulge.
Trader Joes has awesome frozen oatmeal or oatmeal/quinoa (the only grain I’ve really been eating!) I like to top with a dollop of peanut butter or Justins Vanilla Almond butter and some berries.
Hard boiled eggs with fruit on the side
Avocado toast if I’m eating bread
Fried eggs with avocado slices and tomatoes
Green Smoothies (my favorite is kale, pineapple and coconut water with a scoop of vanilla protein powder)
Egg Cupcakes! (eggs + veggies baked in muffin tins)
Nuts! We love nuts from Trader Joes. Lately it’s been cashews and pistachios
Lunchmeat wrapped around bell peppers or with guacamole
Grapefruit (I am ADDICTED!)
Guacamole cups from Costco with veggies to dip
Hard boiled eggs
Apple and peanut or almond butter
I try to roast 3-4 chicken breasts and vegetables on Sundays and divvy it up for lunches. I’ll usually throw it together for a salad. I’m loving roasted beets, carrots and squash right now.
Tuna salad! I like to make a mediterranean version without mayo.
Roasted sweet potatoes with chicken and veggies on the side
Soup (Another thing I’ve been trying to whip up on the weekends is a pot of some kind of soup. Lately our favorite has been butternut squash. Super simple and delicious!)
If I’m eating grains I’ll make up a big batch of farro or quinoa at the beginning of the week. I’ll then add it to salads.
mediterranean tuna salad + steak with veggies + fruit with muffin cups and avocado + quinoa veggie salad with arugula + sweet potato farro and arugula salad + roasted broccoli and butternut squash.