Y’all! It is definitely that time of year when I just don’t want to spend any more time in the kitchen (or on anything really) than I have to! I don’t want to sacrifice on my nutrition goals, though, so I’m wracking my brain for all the EASY but healthy summer dinner options I can think of!
With summer quickly approaching and the temperature rising outside (and in), I’ve found myself wanting simple dishes! And let’s be honest, I just don’t want to cook when I could be outside playing! So I’ve put my thinking cap on to come up with a few new summer recipes to add to the the mix, and this Avocado and Tomato Summer Salad is a real winner!
Chinese has always been one of those foods that I’d gorge myself on and then hate myself afterward. Literally, it’s like I just can’t control myself when there are crab rangoons involved. 🙅🏼
So instead of giving in to temptation, I whipped up a little “Chinese Fakeout” instead! I got the same flavors without all of the added fat and carbs. (Minus the rangoons, of course. I’ll save those for a day when I’m planning a cheat.)
I have always been a snacker and need a little pick-me-up mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Since doing the Whole30, I try to get more of my fill at mealtime, but I still find myself needing to space my meals to have 4 smaller ones throughout the day rather than just 3 larger ones. So I’m always looking for quick, easy options that are nutritious but still keep me full these energy bars are perfect for the job!
Although I was hesitant to really commit to the Whole30 in the beginning, I am so glad I finally got brave and gave it a go! Once I got past the first few days of withdrawal (headaches were brutal), it’s been smooth sailing!