Are you in full blown hibernation-mode yet? We got our first bout of absolutely frigid temps here in Nashville not too long ago so I've been craving ALL the comfort foods. Now, there's nothing wrong with comfort foods... but when I can, I try to "healthify" them to give my body the nourishment it really needs. Check out this ONE-POT CHILI recipe I know you're gonna have on repeat because even the menfolk LOVE it!
Here in TN, July marks #BeefMonth - the perfect excuse to enjoy ALL THE BURGERS! But seriously, here at The Meal Planning Method we love celebrating food holidays and national health observances. Why? Because they keep our meal planning exciting and add much needed variety to our weekly routine.
Need something new to try in your meal plan this month? Check out one of these low-fat beef recipes that you don't have to feel guilty about!
(1) 20-MINUTE GARLIC BEEF & BROCCOLI LO MEIN
There are no words... just LOOK at this lo mein from The Recipe Critic! And it's definitely a plus that it only take 20 minutes.
(2) SHEET PAN FLANK STEAK WITH GARLIC ROASTED POTATOES
Who doesn't like to only dirty up ONE pan? This dinner from My Latina Table is easy clean up and well-balanced!
(3) STEAK BURRITO BOWL
Mexican is a definite must in my household! Try going for this Six Sisters Stuff "Steak Burrito Bowl" and cook enough for leftovers.
(4) BURGER BOWL
Who says a burger HAS to be between two buns? We love this idea of a Burger Bowl from Feasting at Home as a way to get that burger flavor you crave and add extra nutrition too!
(5) BEST EVER (EASY) BAKED MEATBALLS
Meatballs can actually be a very versatile food. Try these Easy Baked Meatballs from Yummy Healthy Easy in pasta, on sandwiches, or to top pizzas and salads.
(6) SIMPLE STEAK BITE GYROS
This might be my favorite lean beef recipe, but I'm partial ;) It's amazing just how quick this delicious dish comes together when you want to do Greek differently at home.
I recently did some travel to the biggest nutrition conference in the world, FNCE, and wanted to share something that seriously saved. my. life! This trip was fast & furious (as many are) and I wanted to make the most of my limited time there. So what did I do? I made the healthy choice, the easy choice. (Like so easy I felt ridiculous if I didn't do it.) I proudly present to you... DIY OVERNIGHT OAT PACKETS!
Not only were these a super cheap breakfast, they made for a complete meal that you could take on-the-go! Site seeing here we come!
These saved so much stress you guys! I didn't have to worry about getting up extra early to figure out breakfast or wait in a long line for something that wasn't really going to nourish my body. If you're an oatmeal lover, I can't recommend these enough! (I'm even considering making these up for life in general.)
Do you pack food when you travel? Tell me what in the comments below!