Stress Less in the Kitchen

I see a lot of people wanting to cook for themselves but not getting anywhere because they are overthinking it.  When it comes to meal prepping or just cooking in general, keep it simple and use ingredients that you love.  Here are a few ideas that you can use this week to ensure that you are keeping it simple in the kitchen and fueling your body with nourishing, whole foods.

Simple Breakfasts

Chia Bowl = 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1/4 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary), 1 cup almond milk, cinnamon or vanilla for flavoring, toppings of your choice - mix the chia seeds, rolled oats, cinnamon (or vanilla) and almond milk in a bowl and place in fridge overnight; top with your favorite fruits, nuts, chocolate, etc.

Sweet Potato Toast = 3 medium sweet potatoes, coconut oil, sea salt, pepper - cut sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch slices - place on baking sheet and season with coconut oil, sea salt, and pepper; bake at 400 F for 40 minutes, flipping halfway; use these for breakfast or as a snack; serve with almond butter, cinnamon, and banana slices

Easy Lunches/Dinners

Goodness Bowls = 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water, all the veggies - place the quinoa and water in a pot and bring to a bowl; uncover and let simmer for 15 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed; have fun with this one and choose your favorite vegetables to mix in with the quinoa; no need to measure your vegetables here, just portion it in a way that is comfortable for you; a favorite combination of mine includes spinach, avocado, black beans, red pepper, onion, and homemade dressing

Frittata and Sweet Taters = 3 eggs, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, onion, tomato, pepper, turmeric, sweet potato toast or chips - place all the vegetables in a non-stick pan (or coat pan with coconut oil) and heat for about 5 minutes - in a bowl, whisk the eggs and add the pepper and turmeric; make sure the vegetables are spread evenly and pour the eggs into the pan; allow the eggs to cook on the bottom and a little on the side; place in oven and bake at 350 F for about 8-10 minutes; serve with that sweet potato toast you made earlier 

Quick Snacks

Oat Bites = 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary), 1/2 cup nut butter, 1/3 cup honey, 1/4 cup flax seeds - mix all ingredients together and roll into balls using about a tablespoon of the batter (tip: wet hands when doing this step to eliminate the batter from sticking to you); place in freezer safe containers; let freeze for about an hour before serving

Go-To Bars = RX Bars and Lara Bars because they are made with simple ingredients that your body recognizes; I always have some of these on hand for those times where I just don't feel like preparing something for myself

Use these recipes to keep things simple in your kitchen this week.  Check out my Instagram for more recipes and meal ideas.  Eating real food is easy, just make things you know you like and you will be golden.

With love and peace,

Jess