Hey guys, we are back for the final post in my “What I Eat In A Day” series. In case you missed my power breakfasts and quick and healthy lunches, be sure to go and check those out! Now it’s time to talk about the last meal of the day. After getting the kids from point A to point B, working on the blog, hitting the gym, heading to events, and handling the occasional crisis, I usually don’t feel like whipping up a four-course meal. Rio needs baby food, LS wants kid-friendly meals, and my dinner is usually on the backburner…literally. Sometimes I don’t eat until both of my kids are in bed, and by then I want something healthy, yummy, and not too complicated. All my working moms out there feel me? Here are three meals I revert to at the end of the day for evening energy.
Grilled Salmon and Broccoli
I’ll drizzle olive oil and lemon on a salmon fillet. Then, grill it in the oven at 500 degrees for about ten minutes. I season with salt and pepper, and boom, you’ve got healthy dinner that tastes amazing and is full of protein. I usually pair salmon with some type of vegetable like broccoli or spinach to get my greens in. So easy and delicious.
Black Bean Burger and Side Salad
When hubby is cooking, he makes a mean black bean burger with oatmeal. It’s to die for, and you can do it in under 30 minutes. You can grill these or lightly fry in olive oil in a saucepan. Mash up 1 can of black beans, 1 cup of instant oats, ¼ cup hummus in a large bowl. Add a pinch of chili powder and cumin, plus some salt and pepper. Then roll the mixture into a patty shape. You can grill these for 3-5 minutes or lightly fry in olive oil in a saucepan. I use potato buns and will usually throw together a simple side salad.
Spaghetti with Vegetable Sauce
I have a big thing for angel hair spaghetti, which is great because it’s quick and simple. I’ll boil water, throw in my noodles, and then heat up some vegetable sauce (I make my own). Toss noodles with sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, mushrooms, red peppers, mushrooms, chili flakes, and oregano.
Aaaaaand now I’m drooling on my laptop. I hope you guys have enjoyed these weekly posts about what I eat in a day, and maybe added some new meal combos to your diet.