Remember the days when you would come home from school, eat a snack, play in your backyard, and then come in for a nice prepared dinner? And when you were a little bit older, you would text your parents immediately after practice and ask “What’s for dinner?” The #HangryAthlete is so real. Well, this scenario is all too familiar for us (still happens?).
Now, you’re at school, and you realize that you are out to fend for yourself in the *gasp* cafeteria or your apartment kitchen. OK, enough with the dramatics. But really, it can be a little shocking if you’ve never had to prepare dinner for yourself. If you’re a little lost, we’re here to help with a few basic guidelines to create a nutritious and healthy balanced meal.
Key Word= Balance. Make sure you have at least 1 item from each category, and we would say you’re good to go.
1. Protein: salmon, tilapia, chicken, turkey, meat sauce, steak
2. Carb: pasta, rice, potato, quinoa
3. Vegetable: brussels sprouts (favorite), broccoli, kale, asparagus, salad
*At home and no time to roast veggies? Throw together a quick spinach salad
4. Healthy fat: avocado, olive oil, cheese, nuts
Here are a few yummy combos we’ve put together that satisfy those #Hangry moments.
-Grilled salmon, short-grain brown rice, spinach, olive oil, pine nuts
-Chicken breast, broccoli, sweet potato, avocado
-Tilapia, quinoa, brussels sprouts, olive oil
-Pasta, chicken, pesto, tomatoes, side salad
More to come.
#Simple #Goodness #CWE