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Easy dinner

Eating healthy doesn’t  have to be complicated. Here are some simple ideas for your weekend to get you started on a healthy week, because I love keeping it simple, full of color, and inexpensive. I love serving up big plates with a variety so everyone finds something they love and there’s no hate towards healthy eating. Beautiful, flavorful, and meats your 21 day fix meal plan.

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Grilled chicken
Broccoli (1/2 grilled with salt & pepper, 1/2 steamed for the kids)
Steamed corn (freezer section at Aldi, no sugar or salt added and so yummy, just pop in the microwave-easy peasy)JAN_5872.JPGTomato, cucumber Salad (tomato, cucumber, feta, fresh basil,  kalamata olives. & balsamic oil)

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Chicken & Vegetable Soup

Let’s be real….

I’m terrible with recipes. I start with one but always end up tweaking it along the way.

So, here’s my attempt at Chicken Soup (I was super excited to use swiss chard, cabbage, oregano, and thyme from the garden)jan_5015matte*1 onion, diced

*4 chicken thighs

*8oz chopped mushrooms

*1 cup carrots, chopped

*handful of swiss chard, chopped (or replace with any green: kale, spinach, cababge)

*3-5cloves garlic

*herbs: garlic salt, pepper, oregano, thyme

*6 cups chicken broth

*1 cup cooked rice

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Saute chopped onions & chicken thighs until chicken is mostly cooked and onions are starting to caramelize. Dump in chopped mushrooms, diced carrots, chopped swiss chard/cabbage/spinach, and 3-5cloves garlic. Stir for a few minutes and then add chicken broth, rice, and seasoning (I like salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme) and let cook until carrots are soft.jan_5043

Sausage & Pasta

A great dinner doesn’t always have to be fancy. Since having kids I’ve found some of our best meals are the ones that take very little prep. We were out of town all weekend and the kitchen was looking a little sparse. 20 minutes after getting home, dinner was ready and on the table.FEB_4043

  • Slice and saute squash in olive oil (about 15mins)
  • While squash is sauteing, boil gluten free pasta
  • Cut up (precooked) sausage and toss in with the squash and allow to heat through.
  • Drain noodles and mix all together with salt, pepper, and oregano.FEB_4045

This gluten free pasta cooked up so well! Grab a box from Publix or use this affiliate link to have amazon ship it to you: Barilla Gluten Free Pasta, Penne, 12 Ounce