With summer vacations and being on the road, it is hard to eat healthy. I find myself grabbing fast food more frequently and never wanting to turn on the oven. This month I tried 4 new healthy meals and they were SO good I decided to share them with you. Because fashion is more than clothes, it is about feeling like your best self.
The number one winner (with grownups and kids alike) were the black bean, corn, and sweet potato enchiladas from Averie Cooks. Using black bean and corn salsa available in the fresh food section of most grocery stores cuts down on prep time and adds the perfect texture and flavor to the sweet potatoes. The only addition that I added was a little salt, pepper, and cumin to the sweet potatoes before adding the salsa and cheese. Amazing. My husband and I had to resort to “rock, paper, scissors” for the leftovers.
Next up,also from Averie Cooks, would be her take on the quinoa caprese salad. YUM! Our family is anti-tomato, so we substitute roasted red peppers for the tomatoes and tossed in the other veggies we had lingering in the fridge. So yummy! The real secret is to cook your quinoa the right way. I used to be anti-quinoa, but then a friend explained the best way to cook it and now I can’t get enough. Here is the secret…RINSE the quinoa well, cook in low sodium chicken broth, and use the rice cooker. Perfection. And I was amazed at how well it paired with the salad. We added baby spinach and italian greens we had on hand and devoured the whole salad for dinner. You’re welcome.
This may not be an official meal, but for my family, healthy and delicious muffins round out breakfast and snacks in the most delicious way. These Applesauce Cinnamon Oat muffins were delightful and easy to make. I made a few changes that fit what I had on hand…I subbed coconut oil for the canola oil, did 50/50 whole wheat and white flours, and used almond milk instead of regular milk. The real key is not to skip the delicious crumbly topping.
And last, but certainly not least is one pan mexican quinoa. I am officially on the quinoa train. This recipe infused the quinoa with the most delicious mexican flavors and was SO easy to throw together. It will be making a regular appearance in our summer menu…and probably all the other seasons as well.
Do you have a favorite easy meal? Add the hashtag #mikaroserecipes so we can see them! Because now that I have shared my favorites, I have no clue what I am making tonight. Share your ideas and save my family from cold cereal.