Since we have been snowed in this week, I have been going to town with my new crockpot! And doing lots of baking too of course!! I decided that I really need some quick healthy meals since every week is so busy. So what I’ve been doing is meal planning for each week (which actually drives me crazy, but it helps), so I wanted to share my tips with you!
I am taking a look at what foods & ingredients I have around my apartment already & trying to make recipes based on that. Like this week I had some black beans & peppers & quinoa, so I whipped up a black bean soup (see below). Then I am planning out all my meals & snacks for each day of the week; writing it out in a planner. I am picking 3 recipes to make for each week & making sure I have other foods on hand that can make quick healthy meals. Think frozen fish, frozen veggies, egg whites, & Shakeology of course!
This recipe I found on Pinterest & then just added the quinoa & avocado to the top myself.
Black Bean Quinoa Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 bag fire roasted peppers & onions (Trader Joe’s) or you can use fresh
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 can black beans
- 7 cups water
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Cook the peppers & onions in olive oil in a pan. Add the other ingredients & these to crockpot. Cook on high for about 3 hours.
You can go follow me on Pinterest to see all my healthy recipes: http://www.pinterest.com/jbaum87/healthy-recipes/.
And also to check out all my crockpot recipes I will be pinning: http://www.pinterest.com/jbaum87/healthy-crockpot-recipes/.
If you don’t have a crockpot, go buy one NOW! Mine was only $20 at Target, it’s going to save you time & money!
Please RT or share with anyone this may help or inspire!
As always, don’t forget to love yourself!