Shrimp fajitas- this is always EASY PEASY & always so good.
What you need:
A pound of Shrimp-you can use any meat you like though, I prefer shrimp. Put the shrimp on the stove and cook for a couple minutes on each side (they cook VERY fast, so don’t overcook them). Here’s the mix I use before I cook the shrimp. Let sit for 5 minutes in a bowl before cooking so they can marinade.
1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 medium cloves garlic, crushed
- Pinch ground red pepper (cayenne)
Whole wheat wraps (heat wraps up on the stove for 30 seconds on each side 2 minutes prior to the meal)
Vegetable fajita mix (cook vegetables in some oil on the stove until soft)
Guacamole (I buy mine already made from whole foods)
FISH, SALAD & VEGGIES- This is a simple one & can be done in so many different ways. You can really do any fish you want. My husband’s favorite is Chilean Sea Bass so I’ll use that one on here.
Preheat the oven to 350. Marinade your fish with olive oil, salt, pepper, & lemon. Wrap in aluminum foil, and place in the oven for 25 minutes. This oven temperature & time always cooks it perfectly for me. This a really light, healthy, but filling fish. SO fast to make too. I usually make a salad and steam or roast some veggies. Today for lunch I steamed broccoli and did a quick salad.
For Broccoli, I fill about a centimeter up of water in a small pot, place the broccoli in, bring the water to a boil, turn off the stove, and cover it with a lid so it can steam. Amount of time depends on how hard/soft you prefer it. Lately, I steam them until they’re really soft so Lucca can have it too. I’ve been trying to steam more in attempt to maintain as many nutrients as possible. I love roasted vegetables though and still do that sometimes. Check out the benefits of steaming—> Steaming Veggies When done, drain the broccoli, season the brocoli with lemon, salt & pepper. Most of time I stick to simple seasoning for cooking, I think it keeps it healthy & quick. For me, the key to eating healthy, is keeping it simple (most of the time). If you’re constantly trying to cook these complicated healthy meals with 30 ingredients, you’re going to end up grabbing unhealthy foods because you’re starving! I think the last thing people want to do when they get home from work is cook for 2 hours. So, keep it simple MOST of the time, and leave the fun 2 hour meals for the weekends or when you are feeling creative and feel like cooking something new! Just my opinion (-:
Salad- I mix this up a lot too, here I did Super Greens with olives, tomatoes, and onions. Raw veggies are SO good for you, and I always try to eat them every day. Carrots, tomatoes, etc. I don’t like raw broccoli or cauliflower so I stay away from those (:! I put a little olive oil, salt & pepper, and apple cider vinegar. Read benefits here: Health Benefits ACV
QUINOA PASTA with Turkey Sausage
This is one of my favorites. I can eat it 5 times in a week. It can also be made in so many different ways. Here’s a simple/quick one that I love.
What you need:
1 pound of turkey sausage
Box of Quinoa Pasta
Salt & Pepper
Cook the turkey sausage on the stove with some olive oil, until no longer pink (I prefer spicy Italian turkey sausage from whole foods, you can do any meat you like!)
Cook the pasta according to instructions on the box. DO NOT overcook, it’s not good at all. Tastes rubbery & hard to eat.
Mix the pasta & sausage and olive oil from the pan into a bowl.
Then add the parmesan cheese, (how much really depends on how much you prefer, I usually use half of the container).
Add some more olive oil, about 4 tablespoons. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Like I said, this can be done in so many different ways. With beans, bacon, peas, veggies. Whatever you like. Hope you enjoyed! xo