You know what snuck up on me? MUNCHKIN MEALS! The link-up is tomorrow and I’d love if you’d join in by posting about your kids’ favorite recipe, quick snack, struggles or just what they have generally been eating (or not eating) lately.
Yesterday my meals were pretty standard.
Fried egg on Udi’s gluten free bread with cream cheese. Peach and blueberries on the side with a half bottle of Chia Seed Kombucha.
Post-yoga power greens salad with peppers, celery, cucumber, corn, olives, hummus and balsamic.
After those, there were walnuts, dark chocolate, tea, oatmeal and coconut water before getting to my favorite meal of the day lately- DINNER. My breakfasts and lunches are good, but don’t change much. Dinners, however, are always new and exciting. In fact, let me share, on this WIAW, a few meals we’ve been loving lately…
Broiled Lemon Salmon with Grilled Veggies
Let’s start with last night’s dinner. I rubbed the salmon with a little olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, then topped with thin lemon slices. I broiled it for about 3-4 minutes, then baked it at 350 for an additional 3-4 minutes (timing depends largely on thickness!). Meanwhile I sliced small red potatoes, tossing them in oil, salt and pepper, then grilled them on a grill pan for about 15 minutes before adding the asparagus and grilling them both for an additional 5 minutes. In less than 20 minutes, dinner was served.
Packed full of flavor, thanks the the chorizo, these packets make dinner easy. You can assemble earlier in the day, then just toss on the grill come dinner time. It would be simple to add in extra vegetables if you desired.
This is one of my year-round favorites. It comes together in about 15-20 minutes and is a hearty, fresh-tasting meal that won’t make you feel weighed down.
Mexican Layer Bowls
There isn’t a real recipe to this one, but we eat it weekly. I sauté peppers, onions and mushrooms in a bit of oil with cumin, garlic powder and a bit of cayenne for kick. I layer that on top of brown rice, followed by grilled chicken, avocado, homemade salsa (or your favorite), sour cream and cilantro.
Grilled Steak Sliders
Again, no recipe necessary. I usually buy 1 sirloin to grill up. I slice it thin and it’s plenty to feed the two of us. Layer it onto mini-wheat buns and drizzle with bleu cheese dressing. Throw some veggies on the side to complete this man-friendly meal.
Avocado and Feta Topped Chicken
One of my favorite dips, avocado feta salsa, also makes a great chicken topper. Grill it up, top it and serve with a sweet potato for a healthy summer meal.
Just Grill Everything Meal
This might be a cop out, but my favorite thing about summer is you can just throw everything on the grill and call it a meal. Grilled corn takes about 20 minutes, chicken takes about 15 and asparagus about 7 minutes. BBQ on the side makes for a delicious dinner. And the best part? No clean up!