Monday, July 18, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Quick Meals for 1 (or 2!)

Last week I shared with you a peek at my freezer and some of the tips I use to help me cook quick, healthy meals at home for just one person.  I've taken a few pics of some of the actual meals I made over the past week to share!

My 3 "Cooking For One" Tips:
1.  Individually freeze your protein.  It's a lot easier to pull out one piece of chicken in the morning to defrost than it is to defrost a whole pack and figure out what do with it all!

2.  Have quick and healthy sides on hand, like brown rice, quinoa, or whole wheat pasta. 

3.  Include a veggie with your meal every night!  Frozen veggies, a salad, grilled veggies - whatever! 

1.  Marinated grilled chicken (marinade = EVOO, balsamic vinegar, garlic, fresh herbs)
2.  Brown rice w/ a dash of salt and pepper
3.  Zucchini spears - drizzled with EVOO, garlic salt and then grilled

1.  Burger, pre-made and frozen with local grass-fed beef - topped with a slice of cheese and some guac
2.  Ian's Natural Sweet Potato Fries 
3.  Grilled head of romaine lettuce w/ a little feta (cut a head of romaine in half, drizzle with EVOO, grill!) 

1.  Tilapia - seasoning sprinkled on top, then panko crumbs - baked in the oven
2.  Whole Wheat angle hair pasta tossed with some pesto
3.  Sauteed asparagus

The "Splurge" Dinner!
1.  Taco meat, made using another portion of the beef I used in my burger
2.  Organic blue corn chips
3.  The veggies in this one came courtesy of a half cup serving of homemade salsa!
4.  The extras:  Cabot cheese, shredded at home, Wholly Guacamole, sour cream

Sharing, as usual, with Jen @ Beauty and Bedlam!

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