Sunday, February 17, 2019

My Favorite Easy Meal

Baltimore, MD, USA
Disclaimer before we begin: I'm no dietician, if you'd like to speak to one though, highly recommend Courtney

If you've been following me for any amount of time you've seen that I enjoy cooking. 
This wasn't always the case. 
I actually was very Carrie Bradshaw (you know, shoe storage in the oven) until I was about 25. Then I started wanting more than fast food constantly, and I decided to learn how to cook. Luckily at the time, I was on a particular diet that I won't name (I don't recommend these unless for real health reasons) and it helped me learn to cook somewhat healthy, as my first few meals.

But one thing that remained constant? I love an easy meal.
It can also work with just about any food restrictions (I believe), you will just need to substitute.

My favorite meals to put together are these "bowls". 
They don't really have a name- but I guess if I gave them one it would be Easy Protein Bowls.
This isn't ground breaking info but it's just something I particularly love to cook and eat, and you've probably seen it somewhere in some kind of way, but this is how I enjoy making it!

This can work for either breakfast or dinner actually, just depends on the ingredients. 


Usually I start with some kind of base:
Rice- usually whole grain
Potato (Sweet or white or red)
Lighter gluten free option- quinoa 

Cooking oils- either coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil.

Veggie: 
My favorites are broccoli, broccolini or asparagus.

Protein:
Eggs or egg whites
Lean ground beef
Boneless Skinless chicken breast
Vegans- sub your fav proteins
Beans of some kind- I like black beans and pinto 

Optional add ons & seasoning:
Garlic
Onions 
Sea Salt
Ground Pepper
Old Bay
Cheese of some kind (melty- vegan or otherwise)

Breakfast- I love doing eggs, potatoes, sometimes sausage....just depends. 


I cook most things separately and then add them together in a bowl at the end. Timing is fun sometimes and I finally figured out a strategy (like hello- potatoes take the longest), but once it all comes together it is DELICIOUS and honestly, is usually just a dump of things left over (if we are being honest).

I hope you enjoy this and find it simple as well. 
I thought it would be great right before meal prep Sunday (if you do that) or just an easy weekend option!

Have an awesome week,
SBR







2 comments

  1. Absolutely love this!! As a new mom I’m always looking for healthy and easy and FAST meals!!

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