My Favorite "Go to" Meals & Snacks

It took long time, but I'm at a point with my nutrition where it's not something I have to stress over or think too hard about anymore. When I first started eating healthier, I tracked my food and planned out meals and things like that, but now I have a routine down and putting meals together is second nature.

I keep things pretty simple. For each meal and snack, I usually have 20-30 grams of protein, some fat, and/or a carb source. A simple guideline to go by is for most meals to look something like this:

I prep chicken, turkey and beef at the beginning of the week for my protein sources, and also keep tuna packets, whey protein, protein bars, and Triple Zero Greek yogurts on hand for snacks or quick protein sources. For carbohydrates, I always have rice, potatoes, oats and fruits on hand. I don't eat a TON of veggies( I try, I try!), but I do always keep frozen veggies in the freezer to add to meals, and spinach to throw into my protein shakes.

I thought I would share my favorite quick and easy "go-to" meals and snacks that I eat on a weekly basis. These meals never get old to me, even when I eat them multiple times a week. What works for me is keeping things simple, not trying to make fancy, gourmet recipes, and cooking food ahead of time so that there is always something in the fridge to throw together for a meal.

Meals:
  • Taco seasoned ground turkey mixed with 1 cup rice and salsa, and a cup of broccoli on the side.
  • Marinated grilled chicken on a Romaine lettuce and tomato salad with Bolthouse ranch dressing and oven roasted potatoes on the side.
  • Cooked oats mixed with whey protein powder and peanut butter, topped with sliced banana.
  • 2 eggs & 2-3 egg whites, scrambled with a little cheese, with 1-2 slices sprouted wheat toast with Greek yogurt cream cheese or reduced sugar jelly.
  • Grassfed beef burger or turkey burger on a lettuce bun with reduced sugar ketchup, with 1 cup of Basmati rice and roasted cauliflower on the side
Snacks:
  • 1 ranch tuna packet, Carbmaster yogurt, and a handful of baby carrots.
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese or a Triple Zero Greek yogurt with a caramel rice cake topped with peanut butter
  • Protein shake mixed with unsweetened almond milk and powdered peanut butter with an apple or 1 oz of nuts on the side   
  • 3 oz crockpot chicken soup with a handful of baby carrots or apple slices on the side
  • 1-2 hard boiled eggs, a few slices of deli meat, and a cup of strawberries
Hopefully these gave you some ideas! What are your favorite go-to meals and snacks? 

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