Quiches, Muffins, and Tuna Noodle Casserole. I think these healthy recipes are taking me back to my childhood. I love to pair my breakfast muffins with my low carb quiche at lunch. And the tuna noodle casserole is extremely easy and kid friendly!
Nutrition Focus This Week
Avocados: the good kind of fat!
This week on your meal plan you have an avocado salsa paired with a chili rub chicken!
Avocados are technically a fruit and are rich sources of:
Vitamins: C, E, K
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
They are very calorically dense because of their high fat content, but as noted above, there are many health benefits to including avocados in your diet.
Throw some avocados on top of eggs and toast for breakfast
Put on top of a cobb salad for lunch
Mash up with some chili lime seasoning for a quick guacamole to eat with fresh veggies or high fiber crackers as a snack.
Put on top of a taco bowl for dinner!
Featured Brand This Week
Fage 0% Plain Greek Yogurt: high protein, low sugar, low carb, active live cultures.
Tip & Tricks for Meal Prep This Week
Zesty Lemon Zucchini Muffins:
Super moist and yummy! I left out the walnuts because my toddler could not eat them
Can pair with lunch to well round out your meal
Can also be a snack option
Ham and Cheese Quiche:
Low carb lunch options. So you can pair with a carbohydrate source as a side like 2 Lemon Muffins or 1-2 Cherry Bites.
Another great pairing would be a side salad
These are tart due to the dried cherries
Taste like a Lara Bar
Can pair with Lunch
Chicken with Avocado Salsa:
Prep the Avocado Salsa up first and store in fridge for an hour for flavors to come together
Meatloaf Muffin Cups:
Pair a green veggie with your Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Muffins (make sure to add to your grocery list)
Tuna Noodle Casserole:
Make sure you are adding in enough seasoning. Due to it being a “healthier” version it could lack flavor without being a little more liberal with your seasoning/salt.
Things to keep in mind:
Please consult your dietitian or doctor if you have specific dietary needs, these plans are not used as medical nutrition therapy.
These recipes are not portioned to your specific family, customized to fit your budget, or consider specific dietary needs… you may need to cut or increase portion size and modify ingredients to your preference.
Some grocery lists look long… don’t stress out! Often it is due to condiments and spices. Please take the time to go through your pantry and see what you already have on hand.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks are designed to be prepped in advance for the week… dinner is meant to be made either the night of or ahead of time.
Specific brands are not used due to differences in grocery stores. However, in some cases to make dishes healthier or to demonstrate my personal preference, I will specify a brand to buy.
You may not perceive some of these recipes as “healthy”... However, the definition of “healthy” is so different from person to person. I truly believe you can eat all foods. It just depends on the quantity, frequency, balance of your meals, and if your body is able to tolerate them.
Disclaimer: I am not being sponsored or endorsed for any brands noted above.