When the weather is hot and we are out adventuring on Kent Island, the last thing we want to do is come home and make a big complicated meal! Our site sponsor, Michelle Glass Health Coach, has put together an easy dinner template to help you make dinnertime not only nutritious, but super simple. Her easy plan will help you meal plan and prep so you can spend more time outside! Michelle Glass is a certified fitness, nutrition, and behavior coach who will train you in the comfort of her own home.
Let’s Get Cooking!
Step 1: Gather All Your Ingredients
Step 2: Start the Sauté: With a little olive oil and a bag of frozen peppers and onions, sauté over medium/low heat until done to your desired wellness. NOTE: You may add a fresh sliced onion to frozen peppers if the bag doesn’t come with onions.
Step 3: Create Your Base: In a large bowl, create your base of lettuces; I use iceberg for the crunch and spinach or mixed greens for the nutrients.
Step 4: Add all your delicious veggies. I like tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots, but you can add whatever fresh veggie you like!
Step 5: Cook your protein. ***This is THE MOST IMPORTANT ingredient so make it special and vary it every night! I like ground beef, ground turkey, chicken breast, pork tenderloin, turkey, steak, salmon, tuna, eggs, or any protein source you desire! Be sure to season it with garlic, salt, pepper, and any other spice you like.
Step 6: Add your Healthy Fats: Add your avocado and full-fat feta cheese! Other additions not shown could be chickpeas, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc. (Just stay away from the croutons!)
Step 7: Add your cooked ingredients and dress it all up! On top of the salad fixings, add your protein, peppers, and onions. Then drizzle extra virgin olive oil, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and a few splashes of balsamic vinegar……VIOLA! You have an amazingly healthy and satisfying dinner every night.
Tips for Mixing It Up
- Vary your protein sources.
- Make a similar salad base every night for dinner.
- Be creative! Add other cooked veggies such as string beans, carrots, baked sweet potato slices, zucchini, asparagus, (the sky is the limit!!!!) etc.
- Have fun and change the dressing to just lemon and a little olive oil.
- Be consistent with your recommended protein portions for satiety.
- Enjoy every morsel!! Mangiare!! 🙂
Michelle Glass CFT, CNS, CTB, CGBT is a Fitness Trainer, Nutrition and Food Prep Specialist, Transformation Behaviorist, and Genetics-Based Trainer who has unlocked the secret to success. She is an EXPERT at helping you increase your metabolism. Want to know more? Email Michelle at Michelleglasshealthcoach@gmail.com for a FREE consultation today!
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