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!
Autumn brings so much more to eat than just apple pie and pumpkin spice lattes. Try these 6 dishes this fall that we're sure the whole family will love!
1) ONE PAN AUTUMN CHICKEN DINNER
Apples are more than just your teacher's favorite fruit! Not only do they come in several varieties to satisfy your tastebuds, but apples are also high in fiber. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that contributes to good health by helping control blood sugar and cholesterol levels and aiding in weight management.
2) ROASTED BEETS & SWEET POTATOES
Ready to turn up the beet this fall? Try this versatile veggie that actually contains calcium in the greens and folate in the root! Enjoy these oven baked beet chips as a savory snack any time of day.
3) BOK CHOY & BROWN RICE NOODLE BOWL
Craving Asian? This bok choy and brown rice noodle bowl is a perfect weeknight meal when the weather turns cool. Bok choy is excellent source of vitamin A and C so be sure to grab some next time you’re at your local farmers market.
(4) AUTUMN MINESTRONE SOUP
Did you know that kale is the king of vitamin K? It's an essential nutrient involved in preventing bone loss. And the best yet, a little bit of kale goes a long way in providing your day's worth of vitamin A.
(5) HEALTHY PUMPKIN PANCAKES
Who says brunch has to be bad? These healthy pumpkin pancakes are a great way to enjoy fall flavors. You can also try pumpkin in oatmeal, smoothies and soups!
(6) SLOW COOKER BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHILI
Soup and stew season is upon us. Try this spin on classic chili infused with some of our favorite fall veggies!
Which fall dish are you most excited to try? Tell us in the comments below!