How to Cook Healthier in 7 Ways

Not going to lie one bit here. I HATE cooking. I would eat out every meal, every day if I could, but that gets expensive. And every once in a while I get on this health kick, and we’ve all heard the saying… “Abs are made in the kitchen.” So I have to suck it up, go to the grocery store, and cook up some fancy health conscientious meal. Okay, maybe not fancy.

I recently had been taking advice from a good friend of mine and she gave me her meal plans. She should be called the meal planning Goddess. She kicks ass at it! Anyhow, over the last few weeks, I fell in love with a few of her meals and since I’m all about that bikini prep right now, I had to share!

Here’s some of my go-to quick healthy meals!

1. Eggplant pizzas

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  • A nice and easy quick meal!
  • Slice the eggplant about 1/4″ think and saute in a pan with olive oil
  • After sauteing, place on a cookie sheet
  • Spread marinara, sprinkle some low fat cheddar cheese or jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Broil in the oven for 5 minutes

2. Black Bean Turkey Burgers

  • I make several patties and then eat for lunch all week long!
  • Mix in a bowl: 1 lb of ground turkey, 1 egg, 1 tbs of onion powder, 2 tsp of garlic salt
  • Shape into patties
  • Grill or fry in pan for 7 minutes on each side
  • Put it on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and sauce
  • Sauce: Mix non-fat greek yogurt with sriracha

3. Asian Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Wraps

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  • Super simple it’s ridiculous. And if you’re not into lettuce wraps, cut the lettuce up and make it a salad!
  • Fry up some ground beef, mix in teriyaki and sriracha sauce
  • Dice cucumbers and tomatoes
  • Place all ingredients on leaves (butter lettuce or romaine)
  • Drizzle sriracha

4. Grilled Chicken Fajita Bowl

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  • You can make this with or without a whole wheat tortilla!
  • Grill chicken and saute bell peppers and onion
  • Place all in bowl
  • Top with non-fat Greek yogurt and salsa
  • I add some avocado when I’m feeling like I need a pick me up!

 

5. Chicken Caprese Salad

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  • Stupid simple.
  • Grill the chicken, toss on top of salad
  • Halve cherry tomatoes and scoop out mozzarella balls on top
  • Dressing: Light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Chop up some fresh basil for that amazing caprese taste!

6. Flatbread Veggie Pizza

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  • I use those “Flatout” breads because they’re amazing and low calorie!
  • Spread hummus across flat bread
  • Add spinach, bell peppers, red onion, rotisserie chicken, and I added some artichokes for fun
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar and sriracha over the top!

7. Ground Beef Taco Salad

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  • Salads are just the best. And the easiest!
  • Ground beef, tomatoes, white onion, salsa, non-fat Greek yogurt all on a bed of lettuce
  • Deliciousness

 

Those are my most recent go-to’s for lunch and dinner? Anything that you find yourself going back to all the time, because it’s so simple and so good? I am ALWAYS looking for more recipes to expand on my domesticity with!

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24 thoughts on “How to Cook Healthier in 7 Ways

  1. I love your blog! I am exactly the same as you – I would eat out every day if I could afford it. Working and coming home to cook can be so difficult as it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. I am definitely going to try your Asian Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Wraps…I will let you know how they go!

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