Real Food….Just Quick and Easy!

Food Ingredients

My schedule has gotten way out of control lately. It seems like I haven’t slowed down in the last two weeks. I will admit….we have eaten dinner out several times over the past few weeks which I am not proud of. How do I really know what is in that food that I am eating or what they put in the sauce that is smothering my food. I tried to keep it simple and somewhat healthy with lean protein or steamed veggies or just a simple salad.

Before I made the switch to my clean eating habits, at times like this the hubby and I would survive off of microwavable dinners or fast food. Have you ever looked at the Nutritional Facts on microwavable dinners? YUCK!!! I couldn’t believe that I would subject not only myself but my husband to all of those unnatural, artificial and chemically preserved ingredients in that food. Not to mention all the sodium and carbohydrates…no wonder you feel sluggish and gross after eating that crap!

After that reality check, I knew that I had to find meals that I could prepare that was quick, healthy and delicious. The search was on!!! I finally found a few go to recipes that I am going to share with you because we all have those times where we are either way to busy, the kids are craving attention or we are just so tired that dinner is the last thing you want to worry about. Check these out and tell me what you think!

Breakfast:

Tex-Mex Melt – Whole Wheat Toast with re-fried beans, salsa and cheese.

Make your toast, top with toppings, place in the microwave and heat until cheese is melted.

Lunch or Dinner:

Chicken Fajita’s – (YES Chicken Fajita’s in the microwave)

Slice up a green bell pepper, red bell pepper and onion. Place peppers into a 2.5 quart microwavable dish. Sprinkle with a southwest seasoning or a fajita seasoning of your choice. Take either a package of raw chicken tenders or slice up a chicken breast as thin as possible. Place chicken on top of peppers and onions and sprinkle with the seasoning. Cover dish and place in the microwave for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Dessert:

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 C. Canned Pumpkin or Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 T Healthy Flour (Almond, Whole Wheat, etc.)
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2-3 tsp. Sweetener (Stevia, Splenda, etc.)
  • 1 T. Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1 T. Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe mug or bowl. Use a fork and make sure you mix it very well (you don’t want chunks of egg or pumpkin in there.) Microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until cake is done in the middle (check with toothpick). Loosen the cake from the mug using a knife and place on a plate. Top with fresh fruit, sugar-free whipped cream or whatever topping you want.

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