Once a week I set aside several hours to prepare multiple meals to eat off of for the next few days to take the burden off of painstakingly cooking every meal, or worse, going out and blowing cash on unhealthy foods at a restaurant.
I find it satisfying for both my budget and my waistline to make meals at home. It’s more cost effective to eat at home, and I can see exactly what goes into every dish so that I make certain I’m not eating anything I may regret.
I never salt any of my foods and I eat a primarily gluten-free diet, so for those of you with a gluten intolerance problem, these recipes are A-OK for you.
Recipe #1: Banana Berry Muffins – makes 15 muffins. Quick! Great for breakfast on the go!
2 1/4 c oatmeal
3/4 c fresh blueberries
1 banana, coined
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c milk
1/3 c brown sugar (honey may be used but I prefer the taste of raw brown sugar)
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 450
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- Drop by spoonfuls into baking cups in a muffin tray, fill cups 3/4 of the way
- Bake for 15 minutes until tops are golden brown
Recipe #2: Rainbow Stir Fry – makes 4-6 servings. Toss in as many veggies as you can handle!
Common knowledge states that as far as veggies are concerned, the more colorful your food, the healthier it is! I love this recipe I invented because it uses purple cabbage, pink shrimp, orange, red and green veggies, even brown rice! It’s delicious and very healthful!
*Sautee the following spices in a wok in 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil (non-specific measurements, just ‘a dash’):
-crushed red pepper
-moderate handful of cashews
*Cook 1 cup of brown rice separately to add later
*To the spiced olive oil mixture, add the following:
-1/2 c purple cabbage, shredded
-1/2 c small-medium shrimp
-1 1/2 c frozen cauliflower, broccoli, carrot blend
-3 fresh green onions, chopped
-1/4 red bell pepper, diced
-3 celery stalks, chopped
*Stir fry for 15-20 minutes, then add in the cooked brown rice
*Stir fry for another 8-10 minutes
*Serve hot with a tall glass of iced green tea!
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