Monday, February 27, 2012

Quick and healthy meal ideas

Lately, eating healthy is a real struggle for me! Usually I'm lucky to eat anything, let alone something nutritious! As we all know, the easiest snacks and meals to grab in a hurry are definitely not the healthiest choices.

Audrey keeps me pretty busy all day and night, but recently, I think I've come up with a few meals that are realistic for me to make quickly, even when I'm on my own with her. It is really important to me that I try my best to eat healthy meals and snacks since I'm breastfeeding her.

These can all be made in about 10 minutes or less, and they meet all of my crazy dietary requirements: no dairy, no spicy ingredients, no garlic/broccoli or anything else that would upset Audrey's system! Surprisingly, they are still pretty tasty too, despite all of that!

Amy's Organic Veggie Burger with organic baby romaine on a whole wheat bun

I'm kind of obsessed with these burgers right now! They cook in about 4 minutes, and are such a nice break from some of the boring lunches I've been eating lately.

Avocado and organic baby romaine on a whole wheat pita

Top with your favorite dressing, and you have a tasty and healthy snack or small meal!

Near East Couscous with chickpeas and organic spinach sautéed in olive oil

I used to eat this couscous by itself all the time because it cooks in about 5 minutes, but by adding the chickpeas and spinach, it becomes a lot healthier! You'll just have to cook the chickpeas ahead of time, or buy them pre-cooked.

Rising Moon Organic Butternut Squash Ravioli with organic spinach sautéed in olive oil

Ravioli is one thing I really miss eating being off dairy, but this is a really delicious alternative! I found it in the organic section at Wegman's.

I hope this inspires you to think up some of your own quick and healthy meals! Do you have any favorites that you already like to eat? Please share in the comments! I'd love to hear about them!


  1. These are some very nice quick and easy ideas. I like them all but the Couscous with Chickpeas and Spinach looks great. It looks quick and easy lunch idea to me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You're very welcome, Michelle! Glad you like them:)

  3. Those all look like easy but super tasty meals! I wil lhave to try those veggie burgers, they sound yummy! And too funny about those raviolis, when I was dairy free I spotted those at our local store and it was so amazing to be able to eat them because I missed the real version so much, so I completely understand. :) Have you tried the creamy avocado pasta from the website Oh She Glows? It is amazing. even Lucas loves it and it doesn't have any dairy in it at all. Hope you guys are doing well! xo

  4. Haha that is funny that you found the same ones!
    Oh wow! I haven't tried that pasta, but it sounds amazing! I will have to check it out! Thanks for the tip:)
    I hope you guys are doing great too!:)


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