During the month of January I’m sharing super slender recipes.
The holiday foods were wonderful while they lasted, but now I’m ready to get back on a healthier path. These nutritious recipes make a satisfying meal with a combination of protein, complex carbohydrates, and a smidgeon of healthy fat.
When I was working on a health and wellness certification, I found the Mayo clinic to be an acceptable resource, and so did my professors. Mayo Clinic posted an article awhile ago that reflects my philosophy on what constitutes a healthy plate. It’s a good resource if you want to be more information.
That’s enough talk about nutrition. Let’s get on to making meals that taste great, and won’t add inches to your waistline, starting with these Oatmeal Pancakes with Apples and Cinnamon. These aren’t light and airy pancakes, but they are sweet and filling.
Soups and stews are perfect meal options. During my early Weight Watchers years, I ate more than my share of soups packed with vegetables and usually a variety of beans.
- Spicy Mexican Red Bean Soup
- Mello Miso Soup with Bok Choy and Tofu
- Mexican Lentil and Beef Chili with Tabanero Hot Sauce
Watching my calories usually means a salad or two during the day. They’re a great way to get my veggies in and use up leftover meat or seafood from the night before.
Eggs and quinoa are fantastic sources of meat-free protein. A quick way to get a meal on the table too. I’ll often make a big batch of quinoa and freeze it in serving sized containers to use in soups, stews and salads.
- Mediterranean Zucchini and Quinoa Wraps
- Egg White Frittata with Kale and Mushrooms
- Fried Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash
By the end of a long day at work, Mr. Mike won’t be satisfied with anything that doesn’t look like a hearty offering, so you’ll typically find meat or seafood on his plate.
- Herby Chicken and Squash Sauté
- Parmesan Chicken Meatballs with Carrot and Grape Slaw
- Turkey Breast Tenderloin with Garlicky Chard
- Pork Chops and Broccoli with Garlic and Oyster Sauce
We’ve all be told to add seafood to our healthy eating plan. Monterey Bay Aquarium has a watch that helps me decide which seafood is safest for me to buy.
I’m full of information this morning, aren’t I? Must be the extended time off work this week. I’m feeling energized!
- Gingery Teriyaki Salmon with Broccoli Florets
- Lettuce Wraps with Chard, Shrimp, Brown Rice and a Chili Garlic Peanut Sauce
Stay tuned next week for two new slender recipes to add to your collection, and follow my Super Slender Meals Pinterest board where I’ll be adding recipes from fellow healthy recipe bloggers.
I hope you had a very merry holiday season, and wish you a happy and healthy new year!
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